BP has partnered with manufacturing firm Piaggio Group as part of the development and rollout of services for the micromobility sector.
Together, the companies are looking to develop integrated services such as charging and vehicle leasing.
The partnership will span Europe, India, Indonesia, China and Vietnam, with the goal of developing all-encompassing management, recycling, and maintenance services for both micromobility devices and batteries.
Fellow oil company Shell entered the micromobility sector following a link-up with charging station operator Swiftmile earlier this year, with BP now looking to support the ”growing adoption of electric two and three-wheelers globally” as part of its efforts to address congestion and cut pollution.
By 2030, BP aims to have over 70,000 public charge points around the world.
BP Senior Vice President, Future Mobility and Solutions Richard Bartlett said: “The huge and fast-growing two and three-wheeler market is already leading the way for electrification, and we see great potential for continued growth across both Asia and Europe.
“Working closely with Piaggio Group – a world leader in this market – we will aim to develop and deliver the innovative services that customers will need. This will support the growth of rapid and truly convenient urban mobility using zero tailpipe emission vehicles, enabling reductions in air pollution and helping cities in their efforts to decarbonize.”
“Working together with bp will help us deliver our idea and offer of a mobility revolution,” added Michele Colaninno, Chief of Strategy and Product at Piaggio Group.
“To achieve this goal, it is necessary to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles such as motorbikes, motor scooters and compact commercial vehicles equipped with battery swap technology or plug-in charging, thus encouraging a more sustainable life-cycle management of batteries and greater respect for the environment. Working with bp is an incredible starting point to enhance our strategy.”