BP invests in metropolis transportation app Whim

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FILE PHOTO: The brand of BP is seen at a petroleum station in Kloten, Switzerland October three, 2017. Information/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photograph

LONDON (Information) – BP is investing 10 million euros ($11.08 million) in Finnish transportation app Whim because the oil and gasoline firm seeks to develop its position in a future low-carbon world.

BP’s new expertise investments have thus far centered on electrical car charging platforms comparable to FreeWire and PowerShare and discount of emissions from oil and gasoline drilling.

Though the Whim funding is minuscule for the $135.20 billion firm, it’s a first step into journey sharing and app-driven expertise.

Whim, which is developed by MaaS World, presents prospects a single platform to attach all accessible transport choices in a metropolis from taxis, buses, bikes and rental automobiles to ride-hailing providers and shared e-scooters and e-bikes.

After launching Whim in Helsinki in 2017, MaaS World has made the service accessible in Birmingham, Vienna and Antwerp.

BP’s funding will help plans to roll out the app in further cities world wide, together with Singapore and in the USA.

Reporting by Ron Bousso; Modifying by Kirsten Donovan