Tesla Strikes $100 Million Deal with BP to Revolutionize EV Charging Infrastructure Across the U.S.


The fast-charging stations will find a home at vital TravelCenters of America locations. This is a project that had been initiated by the Westlake, Ohio-based company before it was acquired by the British energy behemoth for $1.3 billion in May. The vision originally entailed the installation of 1,000 chargers at 200 locations along major highways over the next five years.

BP Announcement

BP confirmed that the initial deployment of these charging units is slated to commence in key metropolitan areas, including Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., in the coming year.

“Strengthening the BP pulse network with Tesla’s industry-leading hardware is a major step forward in our ambitions for high-speed, open-access charging infrastructure in the US and advances our ambition to deliver an exceptional customer experience,” emphasized BP Pulse CEO Richard Bartlett, underscoring the transformative potential of this collaboration.

For electric vehicle enthusiasts, finding a charging station conveniently and quickly has long been a paramount concern. The scarcity of charging infrastructure and the time-consuming nature of recharging compared to traditional fueling options have been primary pain points for EV drivers.