Hertz, bp To Partner On National Network Of EV Chargers, Will Also Include Managed Charging
bp: "Just The Start" For Its EV Offerings In U.S.
September 27, 2022 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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Hertz and bp announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development of a national network of EV charging stations powered by bp pulse, bp's global electrification and charging solution brand.
The agreement also involves the management of Hertz's charging infrastructure by bp pulse and the customization of its Omega software. "Omega supports fleet operations by automating charging when the power price is low, while providing real-time visibility to EVs, chargers, power usage, and more," the companies said
"Hertz has a national footprint of locations across North America suitable for bp pulse to build and manage a network of fast-charging hubs to serve Hertz customers, including taxi and ride sharing drivers, as well as the general public," the companies said
Through large-scale purchases from Tesla, Polestar and GM, Hertz has assembled a fleet of tens of thousands of EVs, which are available at 500 Hertz locations across 38 states.
Bernard Looney, bp chief executive, said: "[T]his is just the start for bp pulse in the United States."
bp acquired fleet charging and energy management company Amply Power in 2021 as part of its commitment to grow mobility and fleet products and services in North America. Amply Power, now rebranded as bp pulse, began installing charging infrastructure at 25 Hertz rental locations in multiple states in 2022.