Hertz and BP, the energy company, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development of a national network of EV (electric vehicle) charging stations powered by BP Pulse, BP’s global electrification and charging solution brand. The MOU, according to an announcement, sets the foundation for Hertz and BP to drive the future of mobility and accelerate EV consumer adoption. The agreement also involves the management of Hertz’s charging infrastructure by BP Pulse and the customization of its Omega software to ensure Hertz’s growing fleet of electric rental cars are recharged quickly and efficiently between rentals. Omega supports fleet operations by automating charging when the power price is low, while providing real-time visibility to EVs, chargers, power usage, and more.  Hertz has a national footprint of locations across North America suitable for BP Pulse to build and manage a network of fast-charging hubs to serve Hertz customers, including taxi and ride sharing drivers, as well as the general public. Stephen Scherr, Hertz CEO, said the company is accelerating the adoption of electrification by investing in the largest rental fleet of electric vehicles in North America and expanding the availability of charging stations. He said the new partnership will grow the number of charging options available to customers and “provide them with a premium electric experience and lower emission travel options.”

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