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Electromin launches KSA’s first EV ultra-fast DC charging network

Electromin, a smart-mobility solutions provider under Petromin Corporation, is set to launch the first electric vehicle (EV) ultra-fast DC charging network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This charger typically would be able to add 150km of range in 15 minutes, depending on the vehicle type.

As part of the rollout, Electromin plans to install additional DC chargers at key locations across the country, establishing charging corridors that connect major cities. These DC chargers will complement Electromin’s existing network of over 100 AC chargers that were installed in 2022. The company’s mobile application supports the charging network, and currently, both the network and application services are free for public use.

Electromin is the first company in KSA to offer a public charging solution using chargers approved by the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO). The company’s charging network covers a wide range of services, including AC home/office chargers to DC ultra-fast chargers, catering to both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) segments. This initiative aims to promote e-mobility and support EV drivers by addressing concerns about range anxiety and encouraging positive changes in driving behavior and lifestyle choices.

Commenting on the new roll-out, Kalyana Sivagnanam, Group CEO of Petromin Corporation, said, “We are very proud to launch the Kingdom’s first public DC charging network. The number of chargers and their rollout will be determined by customer demand and electric vehicle sales.”

Excited about the expansion of Electromin’s EV charging network, Tony Mazzone, Director Energy & EV Infrastructure, said, “We are delighted to expand our network across the Kingdom with the implementation of DC chargers. Aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, Electromin’s vision is to enable e-mobility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This expansion will further boost EV adoption. The first of its kind in the country, our DC chargers typically would be able to add 150km of range in 15 minutes, depending on the vehicle type.”

By expanding its network with the implementation of DC chargers, Electromin aims to boost EV adoption in alignment with the national priorities and commitments of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 and having 30% of vehicles in Riyadh being electric by 2030, claimed by the official statement.

Also Read: Saudi Arabia EV Landscape| 2023

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