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 $5 billion in 2019—while delivering returns in the range of 15-20%. During this time, bp plans to grow its global network of EV charging points from around 11,000 today to more than 70,000.
is aiming to speed up electrification in the fast-growing fleet segment, which is key to lowering emissions from the transport sector - the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the US. As we continue to invest in new forms of infrastructure and technology to serve our global fleet customers, AMPLY Power provides an ideal opportunity to build our EV business in the US. They bring an experienced team, a rapidly expanding customer base and user-friendly digital platform.—Richard Bartlett, senior vice president, future mobility and solutions, bpRichard Bartlett, senior vice president, future mobility and solutions, bp
Founded in 2018, AMPLY Power aims to make EV adoption easy for fleets. The California-based firm has two offers for fleet operators:
Fully financed Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) – AMPLY Power provides solutions for the charging of customers’ fleets, including the procurement and installation of hardware, software and operational and maintenance costs. Customers sign 5-to-10year agreements for these services and AMPLY Power charges customers a flat usage rate ($/kWh or $ per mile driven).
Customer-financed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – 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.
AMPLY Power’s innovative OMEGA Charge Management System software helps fleet operators manage energy costs and optimizes performance by providing real-time monitoring of EV charging operations and preventative maintenance for both vehicles and chargers.
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.