Shell opens first 100% EV charging hub
Oil giant Shell has opened its first EV charging hub, removing the petrol and diesel pumps from a filling station in London to install nine ultra-rapid charge points.
The new hub is a global pilot for Shell, which has over 40,000 forecourt locations worldwide.
The city site has nine 175kW charge points, capable of recharging EV batteries from 0-80% in just 10 minutes, as well as free WiFi, a café and seating area, and a small supermarket.
István Kapitány, Shell’s Global Executive Vice President for Mobility said the new site gives: “a glimpse into the future of mobility.”
He added that: “EV drivers are looking for a charging experience that is as fast, convenient and comfortable as possible.”
Electricity for the chargers will come from 100% renewable sources – Shell already uses renewable energy at its 119 Shell Recharge locations on its UK forecourts.
The company has plans to expand its EV charging network to over 5,000 EV charge points on its filling station forecourts and in new locations by 2025, and has previously unveiled ambitions to install 50,000 on-street chargers by the end of 2025, via its ubitricity subsidiary.