BP PULSE has teamed up with private hire, courier and black taxi provider Addison Lee to provide its electric vehicle fleet enhanced access to over 3,000 ultra-fast and rapid EV public charge points.
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 fast, reliable charging in a convenient location for private hire drivers. The Gatwick hub has 6 ultra-fast charge points (150kW) and 8 rapid charge points (50kW) providing convenient charging for airport users, taxi drivers, local businesses with electric vehicle fleets, and local 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. Last month the company also reported that it completed its four millionth EV mile removing 1,000,000kg of CO2 from the city’s streets.
bp pulse is expanding its global network of high-speed charging for cars, light commercial vehicles, and trucks, with a global ambition of more than 100,000 charge points by 2030, with approximately 90% of those rapid or ultra-fast. In the UK, the company has announced plans to invest up to £1 billion into the country’s EV charging infrastructure – supercharging the roll-out of fast, convenient charging infrastructure.