UNITED KINGDOM, 3 October 2022: BP pulse, BP’s global electrification and charging solutions brand, and Hertz signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a national network of EV charging stations.
MoU to accelerate EV Charging
The MOU lays the groundwork for Hertz and bp to influence the mobility of the future and hasten consumer adoption of EVs.
As part of the arrangement, bp pulse will manage Hertz’s charging infrastructure and customise its Omega software to ensure that the company’s expanding fleet of electric rental cars is swiftly and effectively recharged in between rentals.
While giving real-time visibility to EVs, chargers, power usage, and more, Omega helps fleet operations by automating charging when the price of electricity is low.
In order to serve Hertz clients, including taxi and ride-sharing drivers, as well as the general public, bp pulse may develop and administer a network of fast-charging hubs across Hertz’s nationwide footprint of locations in North America.
Goals & investments at Hertz
Hertz has built up a fleet of tens of thousands of electric vehicles (EVs), which are accessible at 500 Hertz outlets throughout 38 states thanks to significant purchases from Tesla, Polestar, and GM.
By the end of 2024, Hertz hopes to have one-quarter of its fleet electric, with plans to expand further through purchases of EVs from other producers.
Hertz has made hundreds of charging station investments throughout its locations, and new collaboration with bp pulse will allow Hertz to significantly increase the number of charging stations available across the country.
BP begins installing charging infrastructure
In 2021, bp purchased Amply Power, a provider of fleet charging and energy management services, as part of its aim to expanding its offering of mobility and fleet goods and services in North America.
In 2022, Amply Power, which has since changed its name to bp pulse, started putting in charging stations at 25 Hertz rental outlets throughout several states.
The goal of bp pulse is to have more than 100,000 high-speed chargers for automobiles, light trucks, and commercial vehicles worldwide by 2030, with 90 percent of those being rapid or ultra-fast charges. Additionally, the business is collaborating with fleet managers to hasten the electric transformation of their fleets.
Stephen Scherr, Hertz CEO said, “Hertz is accelerating the adoption of electrification by investing in the largest rental fleet of electric vehicles in North America and expanding the availability of charging stations.”
“We are excited to partner with bp pulse to create a national charging infrastructure for the Hertz EV fleet, thereby growing the number of charging options available to our customers and providing them with a premium electric experience and lower emission travel options,” Scherr said.
Bernard Looney, bp chief executive, said “It’s brilliant to be joining forces with Hertz – quite simply, they are one of the biggest names on the road. Working together to deliver charging facilities and design solutions, we believe we can take the EV driving experience to the next level for US customers. And this is just the start for bp pulse in the United States.”