Stellantis Middle East, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens to jointly develop EV smart charging infrastructure technologies for the Middle East. This includes creating packaged solutions for customers and electrifying last mile delivery services in Middle Eastern markets.
Signed at a ceremony held at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Expo (WETEX 2022) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the MoU marks the official launch of the partnership between the two entities through which technologies for electric delivery vehicles will be deployed.
Stellantis in the Middle East and Africa is committed to achieving its electrification goals in the region. The company expanded its future vision earlier this month by unveiling Dare Forward 2030, its bold strategic plan for the next decade aimed at driving Stellantis to be leaders in the energy transition and transforming all facets of mobility in the region. By providing innovative, clean, safe and affordable mobility solutions to its customers, employees and planet, Stellantis aims to become the industry champion on climate change and aims to achieve net zero carbon by 2038 with a 50% reduction in carbon emissions.
Siemens has developed technology that will accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by speeding up charging times and creating smarter, more efficient power grids. In June 2022, the United Arab Emirates‘ Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure announced that it would deploy ten Siemens Sicharge D 160 kW ultra-fast chargers on the highways of Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. All are cloud-connected devices that allow operators to monitor and manage chargers remotely.
Markus Leithe, Group Managing Director at Stellantis Middle East, said: “With our Dare Forward strategic plans launched globally, in the Middle East and Africa, we are proud to partner with Siemens as we continue our path to complete electrification execution and offer state-of-the-art technology. at affordable prices such as deploying electric vehicle charging technologies and expanding our electrification strategy by providing electric delivery vehicles, as well as electrification solutions to our customers.
“We look forward to working with Stellantis Middle East on this important partnership which demonstrates our commitment to supporting sustainability programs across the region,” said Helmut von Struve, CEO of Siemens Middle East. “Siemens is proud to be part of initiatives that encompass an e-mobility ecosystem and contribute to the net zero goals set by various countries in the Middle East.”
The partnership between Siemens and Stellantis in the Middle East will also involve technical workshops, training and joint customer visits, with the aim of boosting electrification in the region as people and governments in the Middle East focus on increasingly on environmental protection.–TradeArabia News Service