Electromin, a wholly owned eMobility turn-key solutions provider under Petromin, the leading Saudi Arabian lubricants and automotive services company, has deployed EV charging points across the Kingdom powered by a customer-centric mobile application.
The launch of this national public EV charger network includes 100 locations across the Kingdom, enabling drivers to travel long distances with easy access to EV charging stations. Electromin’s charging network will offer a complete spectrum of services, from AC home or office chargers, DC fast chargers, to DC ultra-fast chargers, catering to all customer segments.
The chargers installed in Phase 1 will be compatible with all homologated vehicles approved by Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) using AC Type 2 connectors. Phase 2 will include additional AC chargers and DC chargers up to 360kW, effectively allowing users to add up to 100 Km of range in 4 minutes.
The Electromin’s App will be showing all charging locations within the selected Petromin Express and Petromin AutoCare outlets in early June. It will allow customers to locate the nearest public charger, plan their route, check the status of the charger to ensure it is available, and allow them to fully control the start and finish of their charging session. The app will also facilitate payments and bookings.
Mr. Tony Mazzone, Electromin’s Director of Energy and EV Infrastructure, said that “The rollout of EV charging points across the Kingdom is our first phase of a significant national strategy that extends to 2030 and beyond. Electromin’s offers multiple technology-orientated eMaaS solutions contributing to the development of the Saudi EV ecosystem and in line with the national priorities and commitments of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 and 30 percent of vehicles in Riyadh being electric by 2030.”
This launch demonstrates what clean energy investments can deliver. Building a national network of charging stations will result in less pollution, more jobs, and cleaner cars. It will also make electric vehicles an increasingly practical choice for households in the Kingdom as the trend to purchase EVs gathers pace.
Electromin will be introducing added features and upgrades in their App soon to align with the future expansion of their value proposition and rollout of the network. Customers will need to download the App via Google Play or Apple Store, register their payment card details, and they are good to go. A dedicated call center will also guide and help EV users with charging, faults, or technical errors.
Additionally, customers can now benefit from the assistance of the Electromin Mobile EV Recovery Service. The key feature of this service is to ensure the on-road issues facing customers whose EVs have run out of battery. Through the service, they can contact Electromin who will then send out a recovery vehicle that can charge their battery enough to get them to the closest charging point. The recovery service will be initially limited to Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam.