Shell is open to partnerships with car manufacturers to make the charging of electric cars possible beyond its own petrol stations. That is what driver of Shell New Energies Mark Gainsborough said in an interview with news agency Reuters.
“We talk with all car manufacturers. They are all potential customers and partners for us” he said.
Earlier this week, Shell bought the American software maker and service provider Greenlots. That company has, among other things, Volvo as a customer in the field of charging electric cars.
Shell already took an important step in the charging industry in 2017 with the incorporation of NewMotion, which has a network of tens of thousands of charging stations in Europe. A deal was also concluded with the IONITY joint venture between BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen. Together they set up fast chargers for electric cars at petrol stations.
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