BP announce plans to install electric car charging points on their UK forecourts
Announcement comes just weeks after Shell confirm similar plans
BP have announced plans to install electric car charging points on their UK petrol stations and confirm they are in talks with a number of electric car manufacturers.
According to the oil giant’s chief executive Bob Dudley, the company plans to install electric car charging points across the whole of their petrol station forecourts here in the UK going forward.
Mr Dudley confirmed that BP are in talks with car manufacturers regarding the installation of electric car charging points at fuel stations up and down the country, of which BP have more than 3,100 of here in the UK.
“We have discussions going on with a lot of the EV manufacturers to have a tie-up with our retail network for charging,” said Mr Dudley.
Their announcement comes only one week after the UK Government reported it was to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.
This news has placed huge pressure on the motoring industry, to ensure the charging infrastructure across the UK is in a position to keep up with the growing number of electric vehicles that will eventually be on our roads.
Currently, the UK’s public charging infrastructure is having a hard time trying to keep up with demand regarding the purchasing of electric vehicles.
An announcement was made earlier in the summer during the Queen’s Speech, to say that all major motorway fuel retailers will have to install electric charging points in the future.
BP aren’t the first fuel retailers looking to install electric charging points here in the UK. Shell announced similar plans only a few weeks ago, with the intention of installing 10 electric charging points on a selection of their forecourts by the end of the year, with additional charging points to be added going forward.
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