bp pulse gets foothold in America with Hertz rental deal

Tom Barnard


Hertz and bp are to develop a national network of charging stations across the US powered by bp pulse to make charging of rental cars easier. 

The agreement also involves the management of Hertz's charging infrastructure by bp pulse using bp’s Omega software to ensure Hertz's growing fleet of electric rental cars are recharged quickly and efficiently between rentals. Omega supports fleet operations by automating charging when the power price is low. 

The fast-charging hubs will serve Hertz customers, including taxi and ride sharing drivers, as well as the general public.Through large-scale purchases from Tesla, Polestar and GM, Hertz has assembled a fleet of tens of thousands of electric cars, which are available at 500 Hertz locations across 38 states. Hertz's objective is for one-quarter of its fleet to be electric by the end of 2024.

Bernard Looney, bp chief executive, said: "It's brilliant to be joining forces with Hertz – quite simply, they are one of the biggest names on the road. Working together to deliver charging facilities and design solutions, we believe we can take the EV driving experience to the next level for US"

bp pulse electric car rapid charger charging VW ID.3 Fast chargers will be programmed to charge Hertz's fleet when it is cheapest

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