More EV charging stations could be headed to Buford area

A unit of BP has signed a deal with mall owner Simon Property Group – whose properties include the Mall of Georgia – to install and operate more than 900 high-speed electric-vehicle chargers at 75 sites across the country, the companies said on Wednesday. Those sites were not named, however.

The first locations with chargers from BP Pulse will be open to public in early 2026 and support vehicles from nearly all EV makers, the companies said in a joint statement.

The deal, one of the largest in EV charging for the global oil giant, comes amid a broader slowdown in demand for EVs as high interest rates meant to control inflation have soured consumer sentiment for battery-powered vehicles, which are typically more expensive than gas-powered counterparts.

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