Schneider Electric, GREENER join forces to boost Saudi Arabia’s EV sector

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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European multinational company Schneider Electric and energy efficiency services provider GREENER has made a partnership deal to drive Saudi Arabia’s fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) sector.

The agreement will enable both companies to offer e-Mobility and EV charging facilities across the country. The EV sector is a vital part of the Saudi Vision 2030 as the country focuses on a transition towards clean, sustainable energy sources.

The EV sectors’ growth in the Kingdom is expected to be driven by the decision taken last year by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization to allow the imports of commercial EVs and charging stations.

GREENER is part of IHCC, a Saudi Arabia-based turnkey solutions provider which specializes in healthcare, education, and mixed-use projects. Schneider Electric is a leader in the provision of electric vehicle charging stations and its EVLink range of charging solutions are installed in the Kingdom.

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“Electric vehicles are the future of transportation, and Schneider Electric has proven technologies that are already being used across the country. We’re looking forward to tapping into the demand for electric vehicle charging networks throughout the Kingdom’s cities through this partnership with Schneider Electric.”

Electric vehicles are essential to meeting Saudi Arabia’s Green Initiative, which aims to reduce carbon emissions by 60 percent regionwide. The researchers at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center found that if 100,000 combustion vehicles were replaced by the same number of EVs, carbon emissions would decrease, on average, by around 0.35 percent. In addition, if all of the vehicles in Saudi Arabia were to be replaced with EVs, emissions would reduce by half, by 35 million tons.

“Saudi Arabia has forward-thinking plans to adopt clean technologies and solutions, and that includes electric vehicles. GREENER by IHCC sees the potential for electric vehicle infrastructure, and we’re delighted that we can partner with them to help Saudi Arabia build a world-class network of chargers that’ll power this transition,” said Mohamed Shaheen, Cluster President Saudi Arabia and Yemen, Schneider Electric.

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