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BP to launch combined fuel and EV charge card this summer

BP is to launch a new Fuel & Charge fuel card this summer

BP is to launch a new Fuel & Charge fuel card this summer which can be used by fleet drivers to pay for petrol, diesel or electricity.

The card will offer fleets access to the BP Plus cross acceptance network of more than 3,600 fuel sites and the Polar EV charging network, which has more than 7,000 charge points.

Drivers can use the BP Fuel & Charge app to find nearby sites.

Jo McDonnell, UK fuel cards manager, said: “The shift to EV is happening and at BP we are committed to serving our fleet customers with safe and convenient fuelling options regardless of the engine type they choose.

“Our new BP Fuel & Charge offer gives fleets the flexibility and the solution if and when they chose to move to electric vehicles.

“After lots of hard work and planning, we’re very excited to be launching this offer later this summer.”

BP can also offer fleets installation of home and office charging via BP Chargemaster, while it will also begin rolling out ultra-fast charge points on BP forecourts in the coming months in a £25 million scheme.

The BP Fuel & Charge card dashboard provides an overview of expenses for both fuel and EV charging in one place.

This data also allows a comparison of the total cost of ownership between the different fuel types on a fleet.

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  • The Engineer - 09/05/2019 16:26

    I am a bit suspicious of these new cards, pure EV customers would already use polar at least anyway. Combined fuel and charging cards would only really be for plug in hybrid drivers. The cost of public chargers for PHEV users is prohibitive due to the low mileage gained per kwh, often more expensive than running on petrol. These cards may make good profits for the vendors as PHEV drivers will be able to charge freely and pass the high rate costs straight onto their employers. Not good business. Also moving PHEV drivers from AFR back to a fuel card will entirely remove any incentive to home charge (or even charge at all!) destroying a PHEV's eco validity.

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