Hertz ties up with BP for EV charger stations in North America

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Hertz Global has tied up with oil giant BP to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across North America to power its EV cars.

The car rental firm aims to electrify one-quarter of its fleet by the end of 2024.

Hertz has made large-scale EV purchases from Tesla, General Motors and Polestar amid rising consumer preference for EVs. It has laid out plans to have 3,000 charging stations in North America by the end of 2022.

Hertz has assembled tens of thousands of EVs, 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. Hertz has invested in thousands of charging stations across its locations.

BP Pulse will manage the EV charging hubs, which will be open to Hertz customers as well as the general public.

BP Pulse aims to install more than 100,000 chargers globally by 2030, with about 90 percent of them being rapid or ultra-fast chargers.

BP acquired fleet charging and energy management company Amply Power in 2021 as part of its commitment to grow mobility and fleet products and services in North America. Amply Power, now rebranded as bp pulse, began installing charging infrastructure at 25 Hertz rental locations in multiple states in 2022.