Royal Dutch Shell to install 50k charging points in Britain by 2025

On Wednesday, in a statement Royal Dutch Shell announced its plans to significantly expand its network of electric vehicle charging points in Britain. Shell plans on installing 50,000 on-street charging stations by 2025; it plans on implementing its plan through ubitricity, an on-street charging point company that it acquired earlier this year in February. Incidentally,…

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Hydrogen plane startup ZeroAvia receives backing from Amazon.com Inc and Royal Dutch Shell

On Wednesday, hydrogen plane startup ZeroAvia stated it had secured $21.4 million in a funding round led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures to develop zero-emission commercial aircraft. The startup’s prototype hydrogen powered propeller plane has already completed 10 test flights. Its backers includes Amazon and energy giant Royal Dutch Shell. Hydrogen, which produces water…

Shipping industry making strides towards green hydrogen to meet UN carbon emission goals

In a significant development, for the very first time, developers across the globe are testing the usage of hydrogen to power ships. The development comes as the maritime industry races to find technologies to slash carbon emissions; there is also a growing confidence that LNG can be used safely commercially. The United Nations has set…

Shell launches EV charging stations in Singapore

This is the first such development in Southeast Asia. Clean energy solutions have finally arrived. On Monday, in a first such development in Southeast Asia, Royal Dutch Shell stated, it has launched electric vehicle chargers at petrol stations in Singapore. The electric vehicle charging service, branded as ‘Shell Recharge’, will be available at ten Shell…

BP Plc invests $5 million in U.S. mobile electric vehicle charging firm FreeWire

Petroleum giants, whose business model earlier revolved around fossil fuels, are increasingly diversifying into cleaner technologies with consumers preferring electric vehicles to their dirty polluting gas guzzling cousins. BP Plc disclosed it has invested $5 million in FreeWire, a U.S. mobile electric vehicle charging company. Demand for cleaner vehicles are expected to soar in the…