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Volkswagen AG,

BP Plc and the oil companys German gas station brand Aral are planning to invest in an electric-car charging network in Europe, Germanys Manager Magazin reported.

Details are likely to be announced Monday at VWs Power Day event in Wolfsburg, the magazine said, citing people it didnt identify. The plans involve more than 1,000 charging stations in cities and near highways. VW declined to comment to Manager Magazin.

Europes sluggish expansion of vehicle charging infrastructure has already prompted a separate joint venture between VW and other carmakers to

ramp up their network. EV sales in the region tripled last year, and the companies fear long lines at charging points could put off potential buyers.

BP, and other European oil companies, are also investing more to pivot toward cleaner forms of energy. BP is

rolling out ultra-fast charging points in the U.K. and

plans to expand in Germany.

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