bp to acquire EV charging and management provider AMPLY Power
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bp to acquire EV charging and management provider AMPLY Power

bp plans to grow its global network of EV charging points to more than 70,000 by 2030

  • By ICN Bureau | December 08, 2021

bp took its first major step into electrification in the US with the acquisition of AMPLY Power, an electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management provider for fleets that operate trucks, transit and school buses, vans and light-duty vehicles. 

This investment is aligned with bp’s plan to scale-up next generation mobility solutions, providing the fastest, most reliable and convenient network of charging and digital solutions for customers, including individual drivers and fleet operators. 

By 2030, bp aims to nearly double earnings from its global convenience and mobility businesses – increasing from around US $5 billion in 2019 – while delivering returns in the range of 15-20%. During this time, bp plans to grow its global network of EV charging points from around 11,000 today to more than 70,000. 

Richard Bartlett, Senior Vice President, Future Mobility and Solutions, bp said, “As we continue to invest in new forms of infrastructure and technology to serve our global fleet customers, AMPLY Power provides an ideal opportunity to build our EV business in the US. They bring an experienced team, a rapidly expanding customer base and user-friendly digital platform.” 

AMPLY Power provides solutions for the charging of customers’ fleets, including the procurement and installation of hardware, software and operational and maintenance costs. Customers sign 5-to-10 year agreements for these services and AMPLY Power charges customers a flat usage rate ($/kWh or $ per mile driven). 

For customers who prefer to own their charging infrastructure, AMPLY Power offers a software and operate model where customers pay an annual license and service fee for software and managed services. AMPLY Power can manage these customers’ fleet electrification infrastructure services.  

Vic Shao, Founder and CEO, AMPLY Power said, “Our mission at AMPLY Power is to accelerate the transition to electric-powered fleets by offering comprehensive solutions that make it easy and cost-effective for operators to use EVs. Now, with support and backing from bp, we can scale our approach to reach new markets while bringing our unique expertise to bp’s broader electric fleet initiatives. bp shares our sustainability values and commitment to technological innovation, making this an opportunity to create a lasting positive impact on the environment and the economy.”

Under the terms of the agreement, AMPLY Power will continue to operate independently as part of bp’s global portfolio of businesses. Financial details of the agreement are not being disclosed. 

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