Siemens agreed to provide Electromin, the e-Mobility unit of Saudi Arabia’s lubricants and automotive services company Petromin, with electric vehicle chargers for its planned development of a Kingdom and region-wide charging network, as per the press release.
The agreement will make sure Siemens’ most advanced EV infrastructure technology supplies for Electromin’s network, which includes the ultra-fast Sicharge D chargers that use direct current (DC) and the smart Versicharge AC wall or pole-mounted units that operate on alternating current (AC).
In addition, Electromin is developing a customer app to let users locate public chargers, plan their routes and book and pay for sessions.
“Electromin’s eMaaS solutions are contributing to the development of the Saudi EV ecosystem, and this partnership with Siemens will allow us to provide the charging infrastructure and technology necessary to boost adoption of EVs in the Kingdom,” said GCEO of Petromin Corporation and Electromin CEO Kalyana Sivagnanam.
“The rollout of EV charging points across Saudi Arabia is our first phase of a significant national strategy that extends to 2030 and beyond.”
“We look forward to working with Electromin on this important project that demonstrates our commitment to supporting sustainability programs in Saudi Arabia,” Karim Mousa, Senior Vice President of eMobility for Siemens in the Middle East, said.
“Electric vehicles are the key technology to decarbonize road transport, and Siemens is proud to provide the infrastructure that accelerates the growth of EVs and contributes to the Saudi Green Initiative.”
Net-zero by 2060
The world’s biggest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2060. By 2030, the government wants three of every ten vehicles in Riyadh to be EVs.
Globally, passenger electric cars are growing in popularity, and the Paris-based International Energy Agency approximates that 13% of new cars sold this year will be electric.
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