BP Chargemaster offers free EV charging for taxis during COVID-19 pandemic



BP Chargemaster is providing support to electric taxis who are transporting NHS workers, to enable them to travel for cheaper fare options during the COVID-19 pandemic.


UK Black Cab apps, FREE NOW and Gett, have created a special booking option; NHS Heroes. They are offering a reduced fare for NHS workers, allowing them to get to hospitals quickly and safely. As of last week, NHS workers, including front line workers and primary care service workers, can use the apps for a reduced rate to and from work.

FREE NOW drivers will offer a reduced rate under their NHS Heroes scheme in London, which equates to 50% off the lowest tariff and Gett drivers are offering £10 rides for their NHS Heroes scheme in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Reading, as well as London zones 1-3.


In total BP Chargemaster will add the equivalent credit of roughly 100,000 miles of Black Cab journeys in total across qualifying taxi driver accounts, who can redeem this against their Polar Plus account’s electricity costs. Enabling them cheaper access to over 7,000 public charging points across the UK. This is applicable for new and current Polar Plus account holders.

For taxi drivers wishing to redeem the offer, they are urged to follow the following information:


I am an existing Polar Plus member

  1. Login to your Polar Plus account on the Polar Network website

  2. Go to the ‘Enter your unique partner offer code here’ section

  3. Enter the code you have received from your ride hail or taxi company provider.


£30 credit will be added to your account and will be automatically used towards your next invoice.

I don’t have a Polar Plus account

  1. Join Polar Plus by visiting https://polar-network.com/sign-up/ and fill out your information

  2. Fill in your direct debit details – all members must include a direct debit to complete registration, even if you are activating the £30 credit offer

  3. Once sign up is complete, login to your Polar Plus account on the Polar Network website

  4. Go to the ‘Enter your unique partner offer code here’ section

  5. Enter the code you have received from your ride hail or taxi company provider.


£30 credit will be added to your account and will be automatically used towards your next invoice. Your Polar Plus RFID card will be sent out to you within 5 working days, but if you need to charge in the meantime, please call our customer services team on 0330 016 5126 to start a remote charge.


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