BP Pulse is to provide taxi firm Addison Lee with access to more than 3,000 ultra-fast and rapid EV charge points across its public charging network.
The agreement includes access for Addison Lee drivers to BP Pulse’s EV Fleet Charging Hubs on Park Lane and at Gatwick airport.
The Park Lane hub has 22 rapid charge points (50kW), providing charging for private hire drivers
Meanwhile, the Gatwick hub has six ultra-fast charge points (150kW) and eight rapid charge points (50kW) for airport users, taxi drivers, local businesses with EV fleets, and residents.
With a commitment to have a fully electric fleet by 2023, Addison Lee already has 450 Volkswagen ID.4s operating across London with an aim to grow this fleet to 1,000 by the end of the year.
In the UK, BP Pulse has announced plans to invest up to £1 billion into the country’s EV charging infrastructure.
Akira Kirton, CEO, BP Pulse UK, said, “We’re delighted to be supporting Addison Lee in its transition to an all-electric fleet.
“Relationships like this, together with our plans to open several more fleet charging hubs across the City and Greater London, will facilitate more electric journeys and help accelerate the electric transformation of fleets.”
Liam Griffin, Addison Lee CEO, said, “Access to charging infrastructure continues to be the number one challenge for drivers switching to electric vehicles.
“Signing up with BP Pulse provides Addison Lee partner drivers with access to its expanding charging network in London – allowing us to continue leading in the transition to zero tail-pipe emissions vehicles.
“As they expand their charging infrastructure, we look forward to collaborating further with BP Pulse and finding more solutions for the capital.”