November 8, Guangzhou. BP Amoco (hereinafter referred to as "BP") and Aulton New Energy Automotive Technology Co., Ltd. ("Aulton") formally signed a cooperation agreement to establish a joint venture company.
Based on the horizontal layout of the swapping station service network and the vertical improvement of the ecological chain and industrial extension, the cooperation between the two sides is aimed to build a “global green battery swapping energy ecological network” as the main theme.
Regarding the horizontal layout and construction of the battery swapping station service network, BP has made a strategic investment in a subsidiary of Aultone New Energy, and the two parties have formed a joint venture of Guangzhou Aulton New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., took the lead in creating the cooperation template of city-level joint venture in Guangzhou. The two parties will actively explore the possibility of expanding the cooperation to other cities in China and overseas cooperation in the near future. Based in China and open to the world, and with the main purpose of cooperation, BP and Aulton are working together to build a global green battery swapping energy ecological community.
Regarding the vertical improvement of the ecological chain and industrial extension, the two parties will explore new business models around battery swapping, including energy replenishment, energy storage, battery bank, battery life cycle gradient utilization and other fields.
BP Amoco and Aulton establish joint venture
BP Amoco (bp) and Aulton held a joint venture cooperation agreement signing ceremony in Guangzhou on the afternoon of November 8.
The following members of the parties attended the ceremony.
BP Amoco: Richard Bartlett, Global Senior Deputy President of electrification and mobility business of BP Group, Shalini Kashyap, global chief financial officer of electrification and mobility business, Xiaoyan Xu, Deputy President of Asia Pacific of electrification and mobility business, Han Dezhi, Director of Safety and Engineering, Mathew Cranley, Chief Business Officer, Akshai Srinivasan, Senior Commercial Manager; Zou Zhiyu, Senior Commercial Manager; Diao Zhouwei, Senior Business Development Manager; Hu Lianqing, Product Manager of Charging and battery swapping Business; Christine-Marié Louw, Commercial Manager; and Zhu Fan, Commercial Manager.
Aulton: Cai Dongqing, Chairman, Zhang Jianping, Co-Chairman, Li Yixiu, President, Yang Ye, Senior Deputy President, Pan Changfeng, Deputy President, Jiang Chao, General Manager of Strategy and Investment and Financing Department, Huang Chunhua, General Manager of Brand and Public Affairs Center, Cai Yi, General Manager of Operation Center, Zhao Zheng, General Manager of South China Region, and Xiao Bin, Director of Planning and Construction Department of Guangzhou Aulton.
“We would like to provide the fastest and most convenient charging solution to our customers. We are delighted to be working with Aulton as well as its original equipment manufacturer partners to provide the ability to swap a depleted electric vehicle battery with a fully charged one in one minute or less to electric vehicle customers, which is undoubtedly a revolutionary solution. By providing innovative charging solutions to meet the rapidly growing demand for electric vehicle charging in China, BP Amoco is also once again confirming our strong commitment to be the leading electric vehicle solutions provider.” said the Richard Bartlett, Global Senior Deputy President of electrification and mobility business of BP Amoco Group.
“Aulton contributes leading technology and city-level smart energy service network to China's “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality strategy” through the battery swapping model. Today, Aulton and BP Amoco (bp) are working together at the forefront of the development of electrification of transportation and low-carbon energy. I believe that the close and deep cooperation between the two parties in the field of battery swapping will definitely switch to blue for global carbon emission reduction and low carbon sustainable development of human beings!” said Cai Dongqing, Chairman of Aulton.
Since 1973, as one of the earliest foreign enterprises to enter China, BP Amoco has been expanding its business in China for more than 40 years,. For more than 40 years, BP Amoco has been actively involved in China's economic construction and is one of the leading foreign enterprises investing in China. In 2020, BP Amoco announced its new enterprise mission - to re-imagine the entire energy industry for human beings and our planet, with a vision of becoming a “pure zero emision” company by 2050 or before, and helping the world realize zero emissions. Retail convenience and mobility are a core part of BP Amoco (bp)'s strategy, and with China as the most important market for NEVs in the world today, BP Amoco will continue to provide innovative charging solutions to meet the rapidly growing demand for electric vehicle charging in the Chinese market.
Aulton -- the gloabal pioneer and leader of the battery swapping model, is also the only existing practitioner of the multi-brand vehicle sharing and speedy battery swapping model. In 2021, Aulton announced its transformation into direction of “the world's leading smart energy service platform”, and will build 10,000 battery swapping stations across China within 5 years to provide smart energy services for 10 million NEVs. In 2021, Aulton will be transformed into the “The World's Leading Smart Energy Service Platform” and will invest in 10,000 battery swapping stations across China within 5 years, providing smart energy services for 10 million NEVs.
As of October 2021, Aulton has worked with 14 mainstream vehicle enterprises to develop more than 24 vehicle models of battery swapping, including FAW, BAIC, SAIC, GAC, Changan and Dongfeng, and has built a city-level multi-brand vehicle model sharing and speedy battery swapping service network in 25 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Sanya and Chongqing. Since the launch of large-scale commercial service operation of battery swapping in 2016, Aulton battery swapping APP network has served more than 50,000 vehicles, with a total of 18.47 million battery swapping times and more than 2.6 billion kilometers of battery swapping operation, reducing a total of 163.555 million kilograms of carbon emissions.
Join Hands to Build a New Global Green Battery Swapping Ecology
With the recent release of favourable policies by national ministries and commissions on the widespread promotion of the electric vehicle switching mode, the trumpet of the new energy vehicle industry eruption has been sounded. As an established infrastructure, gas stations have natural geographical, traffic, land, and power resources advantages for the integration of new energy infrastructure such as electric vehicle switching stations; it is also conducive to the large-scale replacement and promotion of new energy vehicles without changing fuel vehicle users' habits.
Now that the “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality strategy” has become the common theme of times for all mankind, BP Amoco (bp) and Aulton have formed a synergy and consensus from the level of corporate strategic objectives, integrating corporate goals with social interests, taking the Chinese market as the starting point for cooperation and committing to jointly promote the green electric vehicle switching ecology to the world.
Aulton, switch to blue!