PetroChina: The first “gas station” without the smell of “oil” opens

A few days ago, the opening ceremony of PetroChina’s first integrated “optical storage, charging, discharging, replacement, inspection and non-stop” intelligent super charging and battery comprehensive demonstration station was successfully held in the south parking lot of the Beijing Winter Olympic Village. PetroChina has accelerated the transformation of its gas stations since last year, but it has added charging swapping, and hydrogenation infrastructure to the original gas stations, which still smell a little oily. However, PetroChina’s comprehensive charging and swapping demonstration station in the Beijing Winter Olympics Village has completely lost the smell of oil. It is a seven-in-one facility that integrates “photovoltaic, energy storage, charging, discharging, battery swapping, battery testing, and non-oil”. Energy supplement system.

PetroChina's intelligent super charging station

A “gas station” without the smell of oil

The demonstration station charging port has 111 charging parking spaces and innovatively integrates cutting-edge technologies such as photovoltaics,

wireless charging, energy storage, high-power liquid-cooled overcharging, three types of automatic charging, and V2G.
Car owners can interact with the car network, orderly charge, and schedule charging through the intelligent platform system, which greatly improves the user experience. At the same time, the demonstration station also provides services such as self-service sales, self-service car washes, lounges, toilets, and Wi-Fi throughout the venue. It is an integrated energy-replenishing ecological chain with advanced technology, comprehensive functions, and complete safety technology.
In addition, the demonstration station uses Huawei’s smart photovoltaic module controller and various battery health monitoring technologies, as well as automatic power-off technology. It adds battery health detection technology and automatic power-off technology for smoke, flooding, and dumping to charging piles.

This site has 3 battery detection technologies.

This AI model is adapted to all types of batteries currently on the market, compares and analyzes the battery with a database of known battery status,

and provides car owners with services such as fault prediction and condition assessment. The comprehensive fault detection rate reaches 93%,

ranking first in the world. When the battery is at risk, the platform will trigger an early warning as soon as possible. If the system determines that the risk is high,

charging will be stopped directly. Advanced monitoring technology can make the charging and swapping process of the car owner safer, smarter, more efficient,

and more convenient. Shenzhen Kehua Demonstration Station provides 7KW AC piles, 180KW integrated fast charging piles, 360KW split fast charging piles,

480KW/600A fully liquid-cooled super charging piles, 120KWV2G charging piles, 450KW battery swap station chargers, EMS energy management platforms, etc.

Products help stations operate intelligently, efficiently, safely, and reliably.

The supercharging piles and mobile charging robots of the demonstration station are from brands such as Kehua and Guoguang Shuneng which also cooperate with PetroChina.

Make a big move and join forces with many parties

The establishment of PetroChina’s comprehensive demonstration station in the Winter Olympic Village is another milestone in PetroChina’s layout of energy supplement stations. In fact, all qualitative changes are the result of the accumulation of quantitative changes.

solar charging station

Prior to this, PetroChina had accelerated its layout in the new energy vehicle energy replenishment market.

Let me start with the fact that since this year, PetroChina has established five new companies and research centers, four of which are related to energy replenishment.

For example, on March 6, PetroChina wholly owned Sichuan Xyou New Energy Co., Ltd., whose business includes power generation, transmission, and power supply.

Not long ago, PetroChina invested another 1.5 billion to formally acquire 100% equity in Putian New Energy.

So far, PetroChina’s charging and swapping business alone has involved the operation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure,

the construction of centralized fast charging stations, the sales of charging piles, and the manufacturing of power transmission, distribution, and control equipment.

Moreover, PetroChina has also joined hands with large state-owned enterprises and new energy companies to jointly establish charging and swapping-related companies.

For example, State Power Investment Corporation, Sinopec, CATL, SAIC, etc. are all partners of PetroChina in charging and swapping.

PetroChina has even teamed up with liquor giant Wuliangye to establish Sichuan Central Green Energy Co., Ltd., which operates charging pile sales,

new energy vehicle charging and swapping facilities, and photovoltaic power generation equipment leasing.

If PetroChina had previously jointly established a new company with giants to lay out charging and swapping to transform gas stations,

then today’s comprehensive energy station in Beijing’s Winter Olympic Village is not just transforming gas stations.

This also means that PetroChina has begun to deploy “gas stations” that do not smell of oil.

Compete on new tracks

In the context of “double carbon”, It is expected that by 2025 The annual number of charging piles will reach 6.543 million units.
In addition, new energy companies such as GCL Nengke and NIO. NIO, as a new energy vehicle company,

has been advocating battery swapping and energy replenishment for new energy vehicles and plans to build more than 4,000 battery swapping stations by the end of 2025.

At present, NIO has invested in and built nearly 800 battery swap stations across the country.

As a new energy vehicle company and the foreign company with the largest sales of new energy vehicles in China,

Tesla has always insisted on charging to replenish energy for new energy vehicles.

As of October 24, 2022, Tesla has deployed more than 1,300 supercharging stations in China.

Recently, Shell officially opened the world’s largest electric vehicle charging station in Shenzhen.

Shell also stated that it will continue to be committed to the construction of charging terminals around the world.

It currently has more than 40,000 public charging terminals in gas stations, transportation hubs, streets, supermarkets,

and other destinations around the world, and is expected to increase to 200,000 by 2030.

Whether it is PetroChina, Sinopec, State Power Investment Corporation, State Grid, or giants such as GCL Nengke, NIO, Tesla, etc.,

they have all started a new competition in the new field of charging and swapping.

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