AGL Energy and bp pulse have entered into a three-year agreement aimed at advancing the electrification of transport.

The partnership will leverage AGL’s existing electric vehicle (EV) at home capabilities and bp pulse’s on-the-go charging network to provide comprehensive EV charging solutions.

The agreement, coinciding with the upcoming launch of AGL’s enhanced EV home energy plan in New South Wales, offers customers who sign up for the plan a discounted rate for public charging at bp pulse sites. This move aims to make public charging more accessible and affordable for EV owners, reducing range anxiety and enhancing the overall EV driving experience.

In addition to customer benefits, AGL and bp pulse plan to collaborate on developing products and services that simplify EV charging for drivers, whether they are charging at home or on the road. This collaborative effort seeks to address the needs of EV drivers and facilitate a smooth transition to electric mobility.

AGL chief customer officer Jo Egan said: “The agreement aligns with AGL’s focus on supporting the electrification of transportation in Australia, enabling the shift to an electric vehicle to be easy for our customers. We are looking to build a seamless charging experience for electric vehicle drivers to help ensure charging is simple, accessible, and affordable – whether that is at home or on-the-go.

“The agreement recognises the pivotal role we play in shaping Australia’s future. As we transition to a low-carbon future, this agreement will empower our customers with innovative, sustainable and cost-effective EV charging solutions.”

Another key aspect of the agreement is the exploration and joint deployment of public charging infrastructure powered by renewable energy sources. Both AGL and bp pulse share a commitment to a low-carbon future and aspire to engage customers in the journey towards achieving net-zero emissions.

By combining their expertise, the companies aim to create a network of public charging stations that utilize clean energy, further promoting sustainable transportation solutions.

By integrating AGL’s home charging expertise with bp pulse’s extensive public charging network, the collaboration aspires to offer EV drivers a seamless and user-friendly charging experience. This integrated smart charging solution will contribute to making electric mobility more accessible, facilitating a broader adoption of EVs in the market.

bp pulse Asia-Pacific vice president Sujay Sharma said: “We’re putting the customer at the heart of our strategy; installing a fast and convenient EV charging network in key metropolitan and regional locations across Australia, and now, through this agreement, eligible AGL customers can take advantage of special rates to charge with bp pulse in New South Wales.”