Pricing

How much does it cost for the public to charge on the bp pulse network?



How much does a bp pulse membership subscription cost?

bp pulse subscription members get access to over 9,000 charge points nationwide, our best value on the go tariffs, free charging on selected bp pulse points and a physical access card. All for £7.85 (incl. VAT) per month. All new members also receive the first 3 months’ subscription free.



And if I don’t want a subscription?

You can access the bp pulse network as a registered user at a higher kWh tariff than with a subscription, starting from £0.43/kWh. Just download the bp pulse app and top up at least £5 to start a charge.



Can I use my contactless bank card?

Most of our bp pulse50 and all of our bp pulse150 chargers are fitted with a contactless bank card terminal. Tariffs start at £0.45p/kWh. We’ll also take a pre-authorisation charge of £15 or £30 on 50kW or 150kW chargers respectively.



Can I sign my company car or business drivers up for this membership?

You need a bp pulse Corporate subscription. You can find more details on our bp pulse Corporate page.



What is the tariff price of electricity on bp pulse charge points on the network?

Tariff (per kWh) AC charger 43 AC / 50kW DC charger 150kW DC charger
Subscription 35p 43p 45p
Free membership 43p 54p 57p
Contactless or Guest 45p 56p 59p



Are there any additional charges I may have to pay?

A £10 per hour overstay fee applies to anyone charging for over 90 minutes on our 50kW or 150kW chargers to ensure our most popular units are being used appropriately. This will be taken directly from your available credit on your account or applied to your next subscription monthly invoice.



What about posts which aren’t hosted on the bp pulse network?

There will be some posts which are not owned by bp pulse but do appear on our Live Map – these charge points are most likely owned by the owner of the site. Some of these charge points may have tariffs that are different to our standard tariffs and some may not work with the bp pulse app as they do not communicate with our servers. To see individual post pricing, please visit our live map.



How do I view my charging history?

If you’ve joined bp pulse as a subscription or PAYG customer, you can view your charging history in the bp pulse app. Just sign up and start charging. Your history will display in your account section.

If you used a charge point with your contactless bank card, you’ll need to email heretohelp@bp.com with your contact information, the charge point number and location, the date and time you charged and the monetary amount.