Hertz and bp announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development of a national network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations powered by bp pulse, the global electrification and charging solution brand of bp.
This partnership also involves the management of the charging infrastructure of Hertz by bp pulse, and the customization of its Omega software to ensure a growing fleet of electric rental cars of Hertz that are recharged efficiently and quickly between metals. Omega software support fleet operations by automated charging and provide real-time visibility to chargers, electric vehicles, power usage, etc.
Hertz has a national footprint of locations across North America, which makes it suitable for bp Pulse to develop and manage a network of fast-charging hubs to serve customers of Hertz, including taxi and ride-sharing drivers.
Stephen Scherr, chief executive officer of Hertz, said that Hertz is accelerating the adoption of electrification through investments in the biggest rental fleet of electric vehicles in North America, and expanding the availability of charging stations. They are very excited to partner with bp pulse to develop a national charging infrastructure for the Hertz EV fleet, and increasing the number of EV charging options available to their customers.