bp pulse partnership
Volkswagen We Charge App network has expanded to 17,802 charge point connectors
Since Volkswagen Group announced its partnership with bp in April 2022, the We Charge network has expanded and now provides access to 6,926 bp charge point connectors in the UK.
This takes the We Charge overall network coverage of DC chargers to 63 per cent and AC chargers to 27 per cent.
Our partner bp is one of the largest energy providers and is making significant changes to the charging landscape. The company recently announced that it is investing £1billion into the UK charging infrastructure over the next 10 years, as well as tripling the amount of charge points and deploying more fast and ultra-fast chargers in key locations.
The strategic partnership with the Volkswagen Group aims to boost adoption of electric vehicles by overcoming common barriers, such as the recently launched 105kw FlexPole chargers that have an integrated battery storage system eliminating the need for high-powered grid connection. By the end of 2024, up to 8,000 FlexPole charge points could be available across Germany, the UK and other European countries.
The We Charge integration allows our customers access to this expanding network and a premium offering that shows real-time availability information and details of public-charging prices on the app but also in their vehicle navigation. Customers will have access to new ‘Plug and Charge’ features that are due to arrive on new ID. models and updated as part of the 3.0 software update.