Exploring The Top Oil Companies Leading The Charge In Electric Vehicle Transition
If Saudi Arabia turns towards Lucid, others are made under the charging columns, such as Shell, BP and Totallergies: here are the plans.
From black gold to green transition. In a world that changes and with the fight against global warming that should stay at the top of the list of things to do, the giants Oil & Gas also wink with electric cars, renewables and green technologies in general.
Of course, it will take time, long before the oil giants and fossil fuels convert activities to the care of the planet, but the foundations laid them. Waiting to see the fruits of the conversion, we remember the most interesting projects.
From Oltremanica With Furore
One of the first big oils to rethink their core business was Shell, a British multinational energy of energy, which already installed columns in the fuel stations in Singapore in 2019. Since then the plans have become larger and, today, the shell aims at as many as 2.5 million charging points to 2030.
In the meantime, he has also given himself to the battery change on the fly, allying with the Chinese Nio. Together they want to set 100 Battery Swap Station by 2025. But not only. Among the expansionist aims of Shell there is also hydrogen: its largest green H2 plant in Europe.
Another united kingdom giant ready to make up for the wardrobe is BP, very launched in the green revolution since 2020, when he has announced a program that should lead him to be a “totally different” company in 2030. Some examples?
Investments in the XFC (Extreme Fast Charging) batteries of the Israeliana Storedot, or the capitals put in ultra -pord charging columns with Hertz. The 8,000 infrastructures that will arise in Europe by 2024, thanks to the collaboration with Volkswagen.
Between Europe And Asia
And what about Total? Renamed Totellegies, the French company dived into the universe of the electric car in 2020, giving itself the goal of installing 150,000 columns on 2025. Some are popping up in the transalpine petrol stations, others in Italy, after the start of the partnership With energetic.
Moving more north (and east), here is the initiative of the Norwegian Equinor, who threw himself in renewables with the support of the Japanese Hitachi, to work side by side with the development of offshore wind farms.
Kingdom of Oil And EV?
But who, most of all, seems to have embraced sustainable mobility is Saudi Arabia. Already, one of the greatest commitments in the electric car comes from the kingdom of oil, with the acquisition by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of about 62% of Lucid shares, cost $ 1 billion in 2018.
The first foreign Gigafactory of the Californian house will also see the light near the light, with a production target of 155,000 cars per year from 2026. The Saudi government will also include 100,000 lucids to be added to the public fleet. It starts this year.
Of 2022 is the union of forces with Foxconn and BMW for the creation of the Ceer brand, which will produce sedans and electric SUVs, on the street from 2035. As a dowry, the brand will also bring 30,000 jobs, with the hope of invoicing 8 billions of dollars from here to 2034. Shadows on Riad, however, fall after an investigation by the New York Times.
Not far from Arabia, then there are the oilmen of the Arab Emirates, who put a 50,000 battery -powered factory in the pipeline. 25,000 square meters large, the system will dedicate itself not only to the production, but also to research, development and testing of vehicles.
Russia deserves a separate chapter, who had begun to diversify its business sources, but everything could change after the attack on Ukraine. In any case, Moscow had been interested in hydrogen to do above all R&D, also involving Saudi Arabia.
Powered by H2 it would also have been Vladimir Putin’s next presidential car, while the country concentrated on the Made in Russia peak: La Zetta (Zero Emission Terra Transport Asset). Now we don’t know what the fate of these projects will be. Fortunately, the transition is cutting out its space to other latitudes.
This article is originally published on insideevs.it