BP in talks to install charging points in UK petrol stations
“We have discussions going on with a lot of the EV manufacturers to have a tie-up with our retail network for charging,” Chief Executive Bob Dudley told Reuters. Various car makers are rolling out charing networks across Europe, but Dudley did not name any equipment partners.
Royal Dutch Shell also a pilot scheme to install chargers at a few of its service stations in Britain and the Netherlands.
BP estimates that the number of electric vehicles worldwide will top 100 million by 2035, up from 1.2 million in 2015, driven by plans to ban petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040.
The company had a relationship with Ecotality’s Blink charging network in the US in 2011 to roll out charging points, which failed after Ecotality went bankrupt in 2013.