Shell has acquired Greenlots, a USA-based EV charging and energy management software and solutions provider, in a deal that will see the US company become a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell.
Greenlots’ technology and team will form part of Shell’s continued expansion of electric mobility solutions in North America. Together, the companies will aim to offer best-in-class software and services that enable large-scale deployment of smart charging infrastructure and efficient integration with advanced energy resources such as solar, wind and power storage.
“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 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.”
“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 toward making EV charging more accessible and more attractive to utilities, businesses and communities.”
With Shell, Greenlots will intensify its growth efforts and expand its range of mobility services to utilities, cities, auto makers, fleets and drivers. Greenlots will retain its brand identity and leadership team.