Shell New Energies US, a subsidiary of multinational Royal Dutch Shell, has announced it is to buy Greenlots, a US-based leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management software and solutions.
Greenlots will retain its brand identity and leadership team, with its technology becoming the foundation for Shell's continued expansion of electric mobility solutions in North America.
Together, the companies will offer software and services that enable large-scale deployment of smart charging infrastructure that can integrate with new energy resources including solar, wind and battery storage.
Brett Hauser, CEO of Greenlots (pictured), which is based in Los Angeles, said: “As power and mobility converge, there will be a seismic shift in how people and goods are transported.
“Electrification will enable a more connected, autonomous and personalized 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.”
Mark Gainsborough, executive vice-president, new energies for Shell, said: “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.
“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.”