The British oil giant BP has announced a global partnership and charging arrangement with Uber.
Under this partnership, BP will provide “bespoke” charging options to Uber drivers across its EV charging network.
By 2030 in the United States, Canada, and Europe and by 2040 in the rest of the world, Uber wants to have a fully electric, zero-emission fleet.
According to the agreement between the two businesses, BP would provide “bespoke deals” to Uber drivers of electric vehicles as a way to entice them to use the BP Pulse EV charging network. The network already has 22,000 charging locations in 10 countries, and by 2030, it hopes to have over 100,000 charging locations worldwide.
The markets of each nation will be catered to by these specialized packages. Furthermore said was that the two businesses would “look into working on convenience and fuel deals.”
“Drivers on Uber’s network require great value access to the fast, dependable charging infrastructure we’re constructing as they make the conversion to electric,” said Richard Bartlett, CEO of BP Pulse. We are spending billions of dollars on digital goods and services, large-scale BP Pulse Gigahubs, and high-speed EV charging stations that will enable commercial clients to stop using tailpipe emissions.
When BP opened its first quick commercial charging station on Park Lane in London in 2021, that is when Uber and BP Pulse officially began their strategic alliance. The new hub, which gives Uber drivers charge points, was only accessible to the first ride-hailing platform partner customer, Uber. Around 15% of Uber kilometers travelled in the city of London are electric, making it the most electrified market for the company.