Shell Egypt and Revolta Egypt inked a cooperation protocol on May 19 in a ceremony held at Mohamed Ali Palace to promote the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in Egypt, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The two-year exclusive partnership between the two companies will see Revolta establish more than 100 charging points in Shell authorized retailers and distribution centers, in support of Egypt’s transition to clean renewable energy.

The protocol was signed by Saher Hashem, General Manager of Shell lubricants Egypt; and Mohamed Badawi, CEO of Revolta Egypt.

The signing ceremony was attended by Eng. Abed Ezz El Regal, head of the Egyptian General Petroleum Cooperation (EGPC); Mohsen Elmahlawy, General Manager of Al Watanya for Petroleum Services; in addition to prominent figures from both companies and influential community figures.

Inaugurating the ceremony, Khaled Kacem, Chairman and Managing Director of Shell Egypt, pointed out that Shell Global is keen on providing alternative clean and renewable energy to work on reducing carbon emissions by around 50% by 2050.

“This partnership reflects our confidence in the strength and prosperity of the Egyptian economy. Shell has always been one of the most committed companies to provide world best practices, especially in terms of environmental protection in Egypt,” Hashem said.

“In Revolta Egypt, we aim to be a key player in Egypt’s energy transition process, and this will only be through collaborations with success partners such as Shell,” Badawi commented, pointing out that “the company aims to reach 345 stations by 2020, by covering nearly 90% of cities and roads in all provinces to serve 10,000 electric vehicles per day.”