Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Mobile electric car charging will be trialled on BP forecourts after multi-million pound investment.

BP will roll out FreeWire’s mobile rapid chargers across a number of petrol stations in the UK and Europe in 2018.

Oil giant BP is to trial mobile charging points for electric vehicles at its UK forecourts this year after investing five million US dollars (£3.6 million) in US-based firm FreeWire Technologies.

BP said it would roll out FreeWire’s mobile rapid chargers across a number of petrol stations in the UK and Europe throughout 2018 as it looks to tap into the growing demand for electric-powered cars.

Tufan Erginbilgic, chief executive of BP’s downstream division, said the mobile charger technology would allow the group to be more flexible as growth in the sector emerges, while also looking at opportunities away from forecourts.

He said: “EV (electric vehicle) charging will undoubtedly become an important part of our business, but customer demand and the technologies available are still evolving.

“Using FreeWire’s mobile system we can respond very quickly and provide charging facilities at forecourts where we see the greatest demand without needing to make significant investments in today’s fixed technologies and infrastructure.





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