Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 4 - Page 83

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Green Technology BP enhances electric vehicle charging opportunities with FreeWire ///////////////////////////// B P has announced that its venturing business has invested US$5 million in FreeWire Technologies Inc (FreeWire), a US-based manufacturer of mobile electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging systems and plans to roll out FreeWire’s Mobi Charger units for use at selected BP retail sites in the UK and Europe during 2018. Tufan Erginbilgic, Chief Executive, BP Downstream, said: “Mobility is changing and BP is committed to remaining the fuel retailer of choice into the future. EV charging will undoubtedly become an important part of our business, but customer demand and the technologies available are still evolving. “Using FreeWire’s mobile system, we can respond very quickly and provide charging facilities at forecourts where we see the greatest demand without needing to make significant investments in today’s fixed technologies and infrastructure. The opportunity to also explore options for providing charging services away from our existing retail sites makes FreeWire an ideal partner for BP.” “We applaud BP’s commitment to providing a wide range of charging methods for its global customer base,” said Arcady Sosinov, CEO of FreeWire Technologies. “The Mobi Charger can be quickly and cost-effectively scaled across vast transportation networks; flexibility that delivers benefits all along the EV charging value chain. “We are thrilled that BP, which is such a significant provider of transportation infrastructure, has acknowledged the promise of our solution through this investment and partnership.” BP is committed to supporting the transition to a lower carbon economy through focusing WE ARE EXCITED TO BE MAKING THIS INVESTMENT AND TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH IT, TESTING CUSTOMER DEMAND FOR THE PRODUCT AND FURTHER DEVELOPING THE OFFERING FOR THE FAST-GROWING EV SUPPLY EQUIPMENT MARKET. on reducing its ݸɅѥ̰ͥ)ɽ٥́ɽՍ́Ѽѽ)Ѽݕȁѡȁͥ́ɕѥ)ɉ̸͕ͥ @Yɕ́)ѡ͔ɕ́䁥ѥ她ɝ)ɕ͕̰́ͥɅѕ)ٕѵ́ѕѥѕ)ͽѥ́ȁѡȁ͍丁Q)ٕѵЁɕ]ɔ́ᅵ)܁ @Yɕ́́ݽɭͥ Ce)ݹɕ̸ͥ)٥ȰYAɕͥЁ @)Yɕ̰胊q @ЁݽɭݥѠ)ɕ]ɔѡɽ՝ѡIMQ)5Ʌѽȁݔٔ)Ёɝѕݥ)յȁՕѥ́ѡЁݥ)Ѽɕ́ѡɔݕ)ɉ丁]ݕɔɅ)ɕ]ɗéѥ͔́ɽՍи]ɔ)፥ѕѼѡٕ́ѵЁѼ)ѥՔݽɭݥѠаѕѥѽ)ȁѡɽՍЁѡ)ٕѡɥȁѡеɽݥ)X䁕եЁɭлt)%9Q11%9Q %<(