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November 13th, 2020

Polar network rapid chargers receive an upgrade

bp Chargemaster to upgrade all 50kW Ultracharge rapid chargers to improve charging experience.

Through the month of November, we will be making upgrades to our 50kW rapid chargers, aiming to improve functionality and connectivity. Our team of skilled engineers will be visiting each public 50kW Ultracharge unit on the Polar network in the next  4 weeks.

The upgrades will include removing the current RFID only card readers on the chargers and installing an improved contactless payment terminal. This will simplify access to our rapid network,  as customers will be able to use the contactless terminal to start a charge with their Polar Plus or Charge Now membership access card, as well as with a debit or credit card. The new contactless units will also now accept Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

Each rapid charger will receive new firmware and tech upgrades to improve connection to our back-end system. Our engineers will also check each unit’s functionality and repair any issues, to improve reliability and ensure our customers can get a charge when they need it.


As well as offering hundreds of 50kW rapid chargers across the UK, Polar has recently become the largest public 150kW charging network with over 50 units now live.

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*Please be aware that while our engineers are at each site to implement these upgrades, there may be a short 30-minute period of downtime for each rapid charger.


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