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The Gatwick hub has six ultra-fast charge points (150kW) and eight rapid charge points (50kW)

BP’s EV charging business BP Pulse has teamed up with London-based car hire and taxi provider Addison Lee, giving its electric vehicle fleet enhanced access to its public charging network.

The agreement includes access for Addison Lee drivers to BP Pulse’s EV Fleet Charging Hubs on Park Lane and at Gatwick airport.

The Park Lane hub has 22 rapid charge points (50kW), providing fast, reliable charging in a convenient location for private hire drivers, and the Gatwick hub has six ultra-fast charge points (150kW) and eight rapid charge points (50kW).

Akira Kirton, CEO, BP Pulse UK, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Addison Lee in its transition to an all-electric fleet. Relationships like this, together with our plans to open several more fleet charging hubs across the City and Greater London, will facilitate more electric journeys and help accelerate the electric transformation of fleets.”

Addison Lee CEO Liam Griffin said: “Access to charging infrastructure continues to be the number one challenge for drivers switching to electric vehicles. Signing up with BP Pulse provides Addison Lee partner drivers with access to its expanding charging network in London – allowing us to continue leading in the transition to zero tail-pipe emissions vehicles.

“As they expand their charging infrastructure, we look forward to collaborating further with BP Pulse and finding more solutions for the capital.”

Addison Lee has made a commitment to have a fully electric fleet by 2023, and already has 450 Volkswagen ID.4s operating across London with an aim to grow this fleet to 1,000 by the end of the year.