Volkswagen & bp to Expand EV Charging Network in Europe
Volkswagen and bp announced that they intend to work together on extending and speeding up the deployment of ultra fast electric
Volkswagen and bp announced that they intend to work together on extending and speeding up the deployment of ultra fast electric vehicle charging facilities at bp retail sites across the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding for their collaboration and intend to finalize agreements in coming months. This would bring together two leading global players in mobility to develop a network of ultra-fast chargers at convenient and high-quality locations – bp sites, and Aral sites in Germany.
The partnership should give EV drivers greater confidence in being able to access nearby, reliable, quality charging options. bp estimates approximately 90% of people in the UK and Germany live within a 20-minute drive of a bp or Aral site.
The agreement would also make bp the Volkswagen Group’s EV charging partner, with the integration of bp’s charging network into VW Group vehicles to make finding and paying for charging fast and simple. The network would also be available for other EV customers as part of the bp pulse network (Aral pulse in Germany), improving access to ultra-fast charging for EV drivers more widely.