Shell is working on its e-mobility strategy for the Latin-American region and plans to deploy its first EV chargers in Argentina. The company is currently assessing the initiative through a partnership with Audi and Volkswagen and has recently acquired a number of chargers to install in its Argentinian service stations.
The oil firm has purchased a total of 8,000 EV chargers to transform several of its forecourts in the country, as the local news site surtidores.com.ar reported. These new acquisitions will start replacing traditional fuel pumps at strategic locations that will help expand the deployment of the chargers.
María Laura Scian, B2B Key Accounts Sales Manager of Raízen, the subsidiary of Shell in the country, has confirmed to the site that the company is currently working to deploy its first chargers in Argentinian’s stations. According to the recent interview, the representative acknowledged that this strategy will come to fruition through a partnership with Audi and the Volkswagen Group.
As the Online Information System of the Automotive Market in Argentina reported last year, a total of 5871 EV vehicles and hybrids were sold during 2021. This represents a 148% growth from the previous year, where a total of 2,383 vehicles were sold, according to the report cited by the media.
Extracted in full from: Argentina: Shell to install first EV chargers in service station network (petrolplaza.com)