BP has launched what it believes is the UK's first mobile fuel purchasing app that connects to fuel cards. BP Fuel Card customers will be able to add fuel cards to the BPme app, enabling in-vehicle payments even if drivers are without their fuel card.
The app will automatically log every fuel transaction and allow drivers to enter their mileage while they are in the vehicle, giving fleet managers accurate data on vehicle activity. BP Fuel Cards’ UK fuel card manager Andy Allen said: “What is more valuable than time? BPme is making refuelling easier, faster, and more convenient than ever before. By saving time every time drivers fill up, we’re increasing fleets’ efficiency and drivers’ well-being.”
As well as fraud detection and transaction security measures, the fuel card-linked app offers other safety benefits such as allowing drivers to stay close to their vehicles at all times (rather than having to pay at kiosk), and swapping fuel card PINs for fingerprint or passcode recognition on drivers’ phones.
The new fuel card functionality is in addition to the suite of other innovative services already available on the BPme app, which launched earlier this year. Allen said: “Having a fuel card on BPme means less admin and less room for error. Making drivers’ jobs easier means fleets become more efficient both from a time and cost perspective. And that gives them a greater chance to be successful and grow.”
All BPme users can use Visa, Mastercard and AMEX cards, connect their Nectar account, view transaction history, and locate their closest BP service station, all from within the app. The app even offers customers the option to offset their carbon emissions from driving through BP’s Target Neutral programme for less than the price of a coffee per fill-up.