Shell acquires Greenlots EV-charging specialist
Shell has acquired Greenlots, a US-based EV charging specialist, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary. The move will allow Shell to expand its electric mobility services in North America.
Greenlots, which will retain its own branding and leadership, offers software and services that equip drivers, site hosts and network operators to manage and leverage EV charging infrastructure at scale.
“As our customers’ needs evolve, we will increasingly offer a range of alternative energy sources, supported by digital technologies, to give people choice and the flexibility, wherever they need to go and whatever they drive,” said Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President, New Energies for Shell. “This latest investment in meeting the low-carbon energy needs of US drivers today is part of our wider efforts to make a better tomorrow. It is a step towards making EV charging more accessible and more attractive to utilities, businesses and communities.”
“As power and mobility converge, there will be a seismic shift in how people and goods are transported,” said Brett Hauser, Chief Executive Officer of Greenlots. “Electrification will enable a more connected, autonomous and personalised experience. Our technology, backed by the resources, scale and reach of Shell, will accelerate this transition to a future mobility ecosystem that is safer, cleaner and more accessible.”
This is not Shell’s first foray into electric mobility. At the end of 2017, Shell acquired NewMotion, the Netherlands-based EV charging company. Shell has also announced it sees a future where traditional fuels will be offered alongside electricity and hydrogen at its filling stations.
Image: Shell filling station, Florida