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Shell buys another European electric vehicle charging company

Shell is buying the European electric vehicle charging company Ubitricity, the companies announced this morning without disclosing the deal's size.
Why it matters: Ubitricity says it is the largest charging public charging network in the UK, with over 2,700 charge points, and operates in several cities.
  • It's the latest sign of how European oil giants are moving into climate-friendly areas like renewables and other power services, though fossil fuels remain their dominant business lines.
The big picture: Shell has made multiple moves in the EV charging space, in recent years acquiring NewMotion, which is also in Europe, and the U.S. company Greenlots.

SOURCE: AXIOS


Shell launches E-Fluids for electrified commercial vehicles

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Shell has extended its specialized fluids portfolio – Shell E-Fluids – to support battery electric (BEV) as well as fuel cell electric (FCEV) powertrains for commercial light, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Shell says it works with truck and bus manufacturers to co-engineer bespoke fluids that meet the specific needs of their different electric drivetrains for their commercial vehicle models. This extension to the portfolio builds on the launch of the Shell E-Fluids range for passenger vehicles in May 2019.

The Shell E-Fluids range for commercial vehicles consists of e-transmission fluids, e-greases and battery thermal fluids. Shell says performance benefits of Shell E-Fluids for commercial vehicles include:

  • Oxidation stability which results in longer lifetime of the lubricant.
  • Even at high temperatures, the company says standard oxidation tests show that the Shell E-Fluid technology oxidizes 50% less compared to a competitor E-Fluid solution.
  • Up to eight times lower electrical conductivity when cooling the electric motor under typical operating conditions temperatures, compared to a conventional transmission fluid designed for heavy-duty ICE commercial vehicles, the company says.
  • More copper erosion due to the reduction of sulfur content in combination with its optimized additive system.
  • Higher thermal conductivity enabling higher cooling capabilities for end windings of electric motors and gearbox lubrication.


SOURCE: FLEET EQUIPMENT





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Shell buys another European electric vehicle charging company

Shell is buying the European electric vehicle charging company Ubitricity, the companies announced this morning without disclosing the deal's size.
Why it matters: Ubitricity says it is the largest charging public charging network in the UK, with over 2,700 charge points, and operates in several cities.
  • It's the latest sign of how European oil giants are moving into climate-friendly areas like renewables and other power services, though fossil fuels remain their dominant business lines.
The big picture: Shell has made multiple moves in the EV charging space, in recent years acquiring NewMotion, which is also in Europe, and the U.S. company Greenlots.

SOURCE: AXIOS


Shell launches E-Fluids for electrified commercial vehicles

Shell-E-Fluids-Drivetrains.jpg


Shell has extended its specialized fluids portfolio – Shell E-Fluids – to support battery electric (BEV) as well as fuel cell electric (FCEV) powertrains for commercial light, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Shell says it works with truck and bus manufacturers to co-engineer bespoke fluids that meet the specific needs of their different electric drivetrains for their commercial vehicle models. This extension to the portfolio builds on the launch of the Shell E-Fluids range for passenger vehicles in May 2019.

The Shell E-Fluids range for commercial vehicles consists of e-transmission fluids, e-greases and battery thermal fluids. Shell says performance benefits of Shell E-Fluids for commercial vehicles include:

  • Oxidation stability which results in longer lifetime of the lubricant.
  • Even at high temperatures, the company says standard oxidation tests show that the Shell E-Fluid technology oxidizes 50% less compared to a competitor E-Fluid solution.
  • Up to eight times lower electrical conductivity when cooling the electric motor under typical operating conditions temperatures, compared to a conventional transmission fluid designed for heavy-duty ICE commercial vehicles, the company says.
  • More copper erosion due to the reduction of sulfur content in combination with its optimized additive system.
  • Higher thermal conductivity enabling higher cooling capabilities for end windings of electric motors and gearbox lubrication.


SOURCE: FLEET EQUIPMENT
Obviously a mistake haha !

"More than 3x less copper erosion compared to a competitor’s specialised E-Mobility driveline fluid, due to the reduction of sulphur content in combination with its optimised additive system.4"

4 Shell E-Fluid E6 i Plus 75W vs. competitor e-fluid in mod. ASTM D130 Cu-Strip Test at 168hr/150°C; Measurement of Copper in oil acc. DIN 51399-2.

From Shell website. https://www.shell.com/business-cust...uids-for-electrified-commercial-vehicles.html
 

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Shell buys another European electric vehicle charging company

Shell is buying the European electric vehicle charging company Ubitricity, the companies announced this morning without disclosing the deal's size.
Why it matters: Ubitricity says it is the largest charging public charging network in the UK, with over 2,700 charge points, and operates in several cities.
  • It's the latest sign of how European oil giants are moving into climate-friendly areas like renewables and other power services, though fossil fuels remain their dominant business lines.
The big picture: Shell has made multiple moves in the EV charging space, in recent years acquiring NewMotion, which is also in Europe, and the U.S. company Greenlots.

SOURCE: AXIOS


Shell launches E-Fluids for electrified commercial vehicles

Shell-E-Fluids-Drivetrains.jpg


Shell has extended its specialized fluids portfolio – Shell E-Fluids – to support battery electric (BEV) as well as fuel cell electric (FCEV) powertrains for commercial light, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Shell says it works with truck and bus manufacturers to co-engineer bespoke fluids that meet the specific needs of their different electric drivetrains for their commercial vehicle models. This extension to the portfolio builds on the launch of the Shell E-Fluids range for passenger vehicles in May 2019.

The Shell E-Fluids range for commercial vehicles consists of e-transmission fluids, e-greases and battery thermal fluids. Shell says performance benefits of Shell E-Fluids for commercial vehicles include:

  • Oxidation stability which results in longer lifetime of the lubricant.
  • Even at high temperatures, the company says standard oxidation tests show that the Shell E-Fluid technology oxidizes 50% less compared to a competitor E-Fluid solution.
  • Up to eight times lower electrical conductivity when cooling the electric motor under typical operating conditions temperatures, compared to a conventional transmission fluid designed for heavy-duty ICE commercial vehicles, the company says.
  • More copper erosion due to the reduction of sulfur content in combination with its optimized additive system.
  • Higher thermal conductivity enabling higher cooling capabilities for end windings of electric motors and gearbox lubrication.


SOURCE: FLEET EQUIPMENT
When you think about it, it'd be kinda stupid to be left out of the loop on the fuel of the future, right? Except they can't make money when you charge at home. 😁
 

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When you think about it, it'd be kinda stupid to be left out of the loop on the fuel of the future, right? Except they can't make money when you charge at home. 😁
Well I'm glad someone in the Oil Industry has a "Green" Mind for the future, which should be very interesting to watch them grow there business!! Yes they can't make money when you charge at home, however nothing is stopping them to by a electric utility Company for their portfolio.
 

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When you think about it, it'd be kinda stupid to be left out of the loop on the fuel of the future, right? Except they can't make money when you charge at home. 😁
There are lots of ways to make money. The oil companies are very shrewd. Who do you think owned the patent on li batteries and sat on it? 1976 EXXON!
If you own the charging infrastructure you have the ability to set the price for charging (away from home).
Right now, road tripping using anything but Tesla Superchargers is crazy expensive.
WONDER WHY? As long as the oil companies can, they will manipulate the public (ANY WAY THEY CAN) into using OIL!!!!!
 
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Greenlots, owned by Shell is the sole software provider for Electrify America

https://greenlots.com/electrify-ame...billion-investment-in-coast-to-coast-network/

RESTON, Va., Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Electrify America announced today that it has selected Greenlots, a leading provider of grid-enabled electric vehicle (EV) smart charging solutions, to deliver the operating platform for its network of high-power fast chargers that will greatly expand highway and other EV charging capabilities across the United States.

As part of its $2 billion investment in EV infrastructure, Electrify America will install EV charging stations in major metropolitan areas and along major U.S. highways over the next 10 years. Electrify America is currently implementing Cycle 1 of its Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) investment plan, an initial investment of $500 million, that calls for over 2,000 chargers in California and 38 states. With more charging sites anticipated as part of the total investment, EV drivers will have more freedom and flexibility than ever for both every day charging and to make long distance trips. Electrify America is also building the network with the aim of making it “future proof” to accommodate new technologies and charging speeds as the electric vehicle market grows.

“Our goal is to build the most advanced high-power charging network in the U.S. – one that demonstrates the future of alternative transportation,” said Mark McNabb, CEO of Electrify America. “We chose Greenlots because their SKYTMNetwork Operating Platform is a scalable, flexible foundation to develop our own networking system that integrates dozens of new EV models, thousands of new EV chargers and other distributed energy resources with the grid.”

The Electrify America IoT network enabled on Greenlots SKYTM Network Operating Platform will act as a “virtual command center” for Electrify America’s network of EV charging stations being deployed throughout the country. Greenlots’ technology will enable Electrify America to effectively build, operate and manage its high-power charging network by providing real-time charger health status, utilization data, dynamic pricing capabilities and predictive analytics to identify future maintenance and provide a seamless charging experience for the customers. For the millions of drivers expected to use the chargers over the next decade and beyond, the operating platform will make it easy for drivers to instantly locate the closest charger, receive notifications of their charging status and quickly make payments with their mobile device or through vehicle authentication.

“With Electrify America’s massive investment in EV infrastructure and network operations, drivers will be able to find a user-friendly, high-power charging station whether they’re traveling across town or across the country,” said Brett Hauser, CEO of Greenlots. “This investment is essential to moving the industry forward, as we work together to redefine what a charging network can be and how it can best serve drivers.”

About Electrify America
Electrify America LLC, which is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, will invest $2 billion over the next 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and awareness. The investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the build-out of a nationwide network of workplace, community and highway chargers that are convenient and reliable. For more information and to view the national and California ZEV investment plans, visit www.electrifyamerica.com.

About Greenlots
Greenlots is building the all-electric mobility future by delivering the next-generation of grid-enabled EV smart charging solutions. We enable utilities, cities, businesses and automakers to deploy EV charging infrastructure at scale by offering real-time visibility and control of their charging fleet and transforming EVs into a flexible grid resource. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the company operates in 13 countries spanning three continents. Visit www.greenlots.com for more information or follow us on Twitter @greenlots.
 

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Basically they're poop'n bricks.
They are losing or have lost a huge segment of the energy business. THey might make few bucks on charging stations, but if the prices are too high people will only use as a last resort.
IMO they were banking on hydrogen that way they could produce H with fossil fuels, maintain their service station/fuel transport businesses and keep us under their thumbs, ie charging thwe consumer whatever they wanted.
Thankfully they dragged their heals on hydrogen and BEV's became relevant.
Do not feel bad for the O&G business one bit.
The only way I see them actually surviving is if they get into the mining business or energy storage business.
 

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