Committed to promote truly next-generation technologies, shecco has launched cars21.com as the world’s first online business-to-business platform to exclusively focus on full electric (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
shecco has launched the world’s first online B2B platform for 100% electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to help accelerate the commercialisation of sustainable cars, and ultimately establish a strong expert community around EVs / PHEVs. Building on our experience with sustainable heating and cooling solutions, and the creation of global networks to connect stakeholders in the area of natural refrigerants, shecco has moved on to also support the market uptake of electrified cars. As part of our new “21” series to promote future-proof technologies for the 21st century, cars21.com will strive to become THE information and exchange hub for the automotive industry, the academia, policy makers, and the public at large.
While the auto industry is currently facing its biggest ever crisis, it has been accepted as a truth that electric vehicles are the future of mobility, and that they are already here today to start changing the industry. Carmakers’ announcement to cut all budgets expect the ones for developing electric powertrains have sent a clear signal to the market that a transition towards zero-emissions vehicles is urgently needed. cars21 was created to only promote technology solutions for full electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids – both technologies expected to be commercialised from 2010 on and spark a revolution in the automotive industry over the next decade. As we are always looking to promote truly next-generation technologies, the already commercialised wave of conventional hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) will not be the main focus of cars21.
“Given industry trends and the support from consumers and governments, it seems clear that electric vehicles will play a key role in future mobility. The technology is being developed and the industry is already changing. However, it is not easy for suppliers to connect with their customers, and for manufacturers to find the best engineering support. cars21.com comes to fill this gap”, says Marc Chasserot, Managing Director of shecco.
Services on cars21.com
Not only will this platform keep the EV/PHEV industry worldwide updated on the latest discoveries, technologies and relevant policies in this area, it will first and foremost become a showcase for components, systems and engineering services suitable to these vehicles. A regularly updated news section with contributions from the cars21 editorial team, as well as the “Flash News” taken from other online sources will be part of the platform, as well as a growing collection of presentations, studies, standards and policy documents in our knowledge section.
Over the coming weeks and months, cars21.com will add more products and services, papers, policies, and events. Soon, it will move towards a truly interactive platform for the EV Community worldwide by adding a discussion forum, groups, and other B2B networking tools to connect industry, science and policy.