bp pulse, the UK’s most utilised EV charging network[i], has teamed up with Addison Lee, one of London’s largest quality private hire, courier and black taxi provider, giving Addison Lee’s electric vehicle fleet enhanced access to over 3,000 ultra-fast and rapid EV charge points across bp pulse’s 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 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.
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.”
Addison Lee CEO, Liam Griffin, 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.”
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.[ii]
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.
[i] The Zap-Map database includes charge point data on c.95% of UK public charge points and records live charging sessions on approximately 70% of these charge points. From these live charging points on the Zap-Map database, in Q3 2022, bp pulse recorded the largest number of charging sessions. Zap-Map cannot guarantee that all the charging sessions from all the live networks have been recorded as from time to time network connections fail which may result in charging sessions not being recorded
[ii] Based on Addison Lee telematics data