bp pulse, Author at Melbourne EV Show 22-24 Sept 2023

bp charges forward on EV journey with AGL

Will you be at MEVS on Friday 22 September 2023? Join bp pulse and AGL at our exclusive chat as we discuss all things EV charging.

bp and AGL have joined forces to launch an offer for customers in New South Wales to receive special charging rates at bp pulse rapid and ultra-fast chargers when they sign up for AGL’s new Night Saver EV Energy Plan.

AGL has revamped its EV Energy Plan by offering cheaper charging overnight, providing EV drivers with a simple and affordable plan to charge at home.

As an integrated energy company, bp is turning its strategy into action through initiatives such as rolling out its network of 600 bp pulse EV charge points across Australia by 2025.

Frédéric Baudry, president, bp Australia and SVP Mobility Convenience, & Midstream, Asia Pacific said: “The rollout by bp pulse of fast, reliable chargers at convenient locations across Australia is a prime example of bp’s global commitment to provide customers and partners with the energy and mobility they want, where they want it.”

We are all taking part in the journey towards decarbonisation, and it’s through projects like this with AGL that we hope to encourage uptake and break down the barriers for people considering an EV.

bp and AGL plan to continue developing on-the-go charging, energy, and mobility offers for customers.

AGL Chief Customer Officer Jo Egan said the bp partnership aligns with AGL’s focus on supporting the electrification of the way customers live, work and move and AGL will collaborate with bp to create other compelling offers for customers.

Ms Egan said: “The partnership aligns with AGL’s focus on supporting the electrification of transportation in Australia, enabling the shift to an electric vehicle to be easy for our customers. We are looking to build a seamless charging experience for electric vehicle drivers to ensure charging is simple, accessible, and affordable – whether that is at home or on-the-go.”

The partnership recognises the pivotal role we play in shaping Australia’s future. As we transition to a low-carbon future, this strategic partnership will empower our customers with innovative, sustainable and cost-effective EV charging solutions.”

To find out more about the launch offer for NSW customers, visit the AGL website – https://www.agl.com.au/residential/energy/electric-vehicles/electric-vehicle-plan?webid=EVPV

Featured image: An AGL EV recharging at a bp pulse station. Image supplied.

bp pulse continues rapid EV charging rollout in Australia

bp launched its global electrification brand ‘bp pulse’ in Australia in November 2022.

The launch is the commencement of bp’s ambitions for around 600 charge points in Australia and to build the country’s most convenient fast-charging EV network and customer experience.

The introduction of bp pulse means Australia will be part of bp’s ambition to install more than 100,000 EV chargers globally, helping to accelerate the transition to zero tailpipe emissions vehicles.

Bernard Looney, bp CEO said: “It’s brilliant to get bp pulse underway in Australia, delivering a high-speed, high-quality charging experience to help accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.

The initial rollout will see chargers installed at key metropolitan and regional bp retail locations along Australia’s east coast where EV drivers can also take advantage of bp’s outstanding food and drinks range.

Frédéric Baudry, president, bp Australia and SVP fuels & low carbon solutions, Asia Pacific, said: “We want to provide our customers with a fantastic experience and meet their needs, irrespective of their choice of mobility.

“We will be on the journey with them through this decade and beyond with growing numbers of fast, reliable chargers at convenient locations with great retail options, whether they want to eat, drink or shop.”

bp is backing Australian businesses too, with Brisbane-based manufacturer Tritium supplying the chargers as part of a multi-year contract to deliver for bp’s UK, Australian and New Zealand markets.

Each Tritium charger has two connectors and can charge two vehicles simultaneously. In 2023, new and existing chargers will be connected to high power grid connections that will enable fast charging.

The electrification of mobility is part of bp’s commitment to becoming a net zero company by 2050. bp supports broader measures to reach net zero including the Australian federal government’s target of 43% emissions reduction by 2030.

To stay up to date with bp pulse and new rapid EV charging locations, visit the bp pulse website or download the bp pulse app.