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UK taxi operator Addison Lee to use bp pulse Fleet Charging Hubs

Addison Lee, a London private-hire, courier and black taxi provider, plans to have a fully electric fleet by 2023. The company already has 450 Volkswagen ID.4s operating in London, and hopes to expand this fleet to 1,000 by the end of the year. Now Addison Lee has announced that it will use bp pulse’s fleet… Read more »

bp pulse to build and maintain charging network for Hertz

Oil giant bp is moving into the EV charging space in a comprehensive way—not just adding a few public chargers to its gas stations. In 2021, the company acquired fleet charging and energy management company Amply Power, and rebranded it as bp pulse. The business of helping fleet operators to set up and maintain their… Read more »

Iberdrola and bp to deploy thousands of DC fast charging points in Spain and Portugal

Spanish electric utility Iberdrola and global oil giant bp plan to jointly invest up to €1 billion to deploy about 11,000 fast charging points across Spain and Portugal by 2030. The companies also hope to develop “green hydrogen” production hubs in Spain, Portugal and the UK. Iberdrola already operates more than 2,500 public chargers in… Read more »

bp opens its first electric truck charging facility in Germany

For better or for worse, oil giant bp has become one of the major players in Europe’s public charging industry. Now the company’s Aral pulse brand has opened its first fast charging facilities aimed at the medium- and heavy-duty electric truck market. Aral’s retail site at Schwegenheim, Germany now has two 300 kW chargers for… Read more »

bp to invest £50 million in new UK battery R&D center

bp has unveiled plans to invest up to £50 million (around $60 million) in a new, state-of-the-art EV battery testing center and analytical laboratory in the UK. The new facilities, which are planned to open by the end of 2024, will be located at bp’s existing global headquarters for its Castrol business in Pangbourne, Berkshire,… Read more »

Volkswagen Group and bp partner to roll out EV fast charging in Europe

The fossil fuel industry’s takeover of public charging infrastructure continues. This week, ABB announced plans to supply charging stations to Shell, and Volkswagen and bp unveiled a charger in Dusseldorf, Germany that will be the first unit in a planned network of fast chargers across Europe. Volkswagen’s Flexpole 150 kW charging unit features two charge… Read more »

Tritium to supply chargers and services to bp’s EV charging network

The long-term consequences of oil companies’ interest in the charging industry remain to be seen, but they’re moving in, and they’re buying hardware. Australian EVSE manufacturer Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) has entered into a multi-year contract with bp to supply chargers and related services to the bp pulse charging network. bp has placed an initial order… Read more »

BP says fast charging could soon be more profitable than selling gas

The European oil companies BP, Shell and Total have been buying up assets in the EV charging value chain, and some suspect there’s a sinister strategy—could the oil barons monopolize public charging in key markets, jack up the prices, and kill the electric car once and for all? Maybe. But what if the companies find… Read more »

Oil giant bp acquires EV fleet infrastructure specialist AMPLY Power

The European oil comanies bp, Shell and Total have been buying up companies in many charging infrastructure-related fields. Now this trend has spread to the US, as bp announces the acquisition of AMPLY Power, a charging and energy management provider for EV fleets.    Under the terms of the agreement, AMPLY Power will continue to operate… Read more »