The newly-formed agreement is set to create 70,000 new charging stations globally by 2030.
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Digital Charging Solutions GmbH – a public charging infrastructure company owned by BMW Group and Daimler Mobility – has agreed to partner with oil industry giant BP to grow its network of charging stations.

The agreement will see BP hold a 33.3 per cent stake in Digital Charging Solutions alongside the two German prestige marques.

Digital Charging Solutions currently operates public charging services for Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Mini via a network of 228,000 charging stations in 32 countries.

The agreement will see BP's 8700 charging stations added, alongside the planned introduction of 70,000 more charging stations worldwide by 2030.

Currently, BP's electric vehicle charging network is the most used of its type in the UK.

It is not alone in pivoting toward supplying energy to zero-emissions vehicles.

In a similar move, oil and gas giant Shell recently purchased British public electric vehicle charging network Ubitricity, which currently manages approximately 2700 charging points throughout the UK.