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Shell and Cosan make a millionaire investment in electric vehicle charging technology to accelerate the development of the charging station network in Brazil through Raízen

31/01/2022 às 11:59
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Shell charging station in the US: Source: Shell

In addition to supporting the network of electric vehicle charging stations, the announced investment of R$ 10 million by j aims to offer other solutions for the electric car market in Brazil

The investment of this millionaire Raízen resource will be in the startup Tupinambá Energy, which develops solutions in electric vehicle charging technology. The company, now a partner of Shell and Cosan, was created in 2019 and today operates end-to-end electro-supply infrastructure and systems, from the app to the charged electric car.

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Raízen itself, which operates in the sugar-energy sector, was the one who announced its participation in the Tupinambá Energia investment round. This process fundraising also included the participation of the investment company Plataforma Capital.

The Tupinambá application brings together more than a thousand electric vehicle charging points mapped throughout Brazil, making it easier for electric car users and businesses that offer the service to locate them.

Through an investment of R$ 10 million, Shell and Cosan intend to accelerate the development of the electric vehicle charging network in the country, in addition to being able to convert their investments into a shareholding in the company.

This entire partnership will be included in Raízen's portfolio regarding electric mobility. The services also include the supply of renewable energy and electric supply solutions for company fleets, in addition to the development of the program's fast recharge network. shell recharge.

In addition to charging electric vehicles, Raízen's strategy is to sell services and products in a single virtual environment

The investment in partnership with the startup Tupinambá Energia is part of Raízen's goal of becoming a reference in service one stop shop of energy solutions for electric vehicles. That is, allowing the customer to purchase various products and services in one place.

Raízen invests in solutions for distributed generation and commercialization of energy in the free market, energy efficiency, renewable energy certificates and electric mobility.

In 2018, the company created one of the great hubs business, called Pulse. Currently, Pulse collaborates directly with the development of more than 50 startups associated. Thus, more than 70 pilot projects were tested within Raízen.

Another project that has to do with urban infrastructure for charging electric cars came from Movida. The car rental company announced in December 2021 the opening of its first concept store for electric mobility, located on Marginal Tietê, in São Paulo.

There are 10 charging points for electric vehicles on site. standard by Zletric, which can charge up to 25 vehicles per day. In addition to an ultra-fast charger from Nissan, which makes it possible to fully charge in just 40 minutes.

Will the number of electric vehicle charging stations increase with Raízen's investment?

The electric vehicle market in Brazil has grown every year. In 2021, according to the Brazilian Electric Vehicle Association (ABVE), 34.990 electrified cars were sold here in the country.

This number represents a growth of around 77% in sales, if compared to the previous year. And it was much higher than ABVE's projections, which would be around 29 electric cars.

The expectation for 2022 is to repeat the growth achieved in 2021. ABVE projects a minimum growth of 50% in sales of electric vehicles.

Shell electric vehicle charging stations should be spread across Brazil with the investments and partnerships announced, but no dates have yet been announced. According to ABVE, the number of charging stations jumped from 500 in 2020 to 850 in 2021, and the forecast is that this number will increase by at least 50% in 2022.

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