Shell installs UK’s first 150kW high-powered electric vehicle charger on a forecourt
Jul 04, 2019
London, UK - Shell has launched the UK’s first 150kW electric vehicle charger on a forecourt1. The new charger is a part of Shell Recharge, Shell’s on-forecourt Electric Vehicle (EV) charging service, and is now available for use at Shell’s Battersea Service Station (Shell Little Waitrose Battersea, 326 Queenstown Road).
The 150kW high-powered charger will sit alongside the current 50kW rapid chargers available via Shell Recharge. While the 50kW rapid DC chargers typically provide a 0-80% charge in approximately 30 minutes, the new 150kW high-powered charger can deliver power up to three times faster, depending on the electric vehicle model2.
Shell is developing a variety of different charging options to better serve an increasing number of electric vehicle drivers both in and beyond our forecourts. As electric vehicles develop and the number of them on the roads increases, faster, more powerful charging solutions, such as 150kW chargers, are required.
Bernie Williamson, Shell’s General Manager for Retail UK, said: “More of our customer are driving electric vehicles and as they do we will offer them the ability to charge where it suits them – on the road, at home and at work. This new 150kW charger is the latest addition to our Shell Recharge offering, joining the range of 50kW chargers we have already installed on our forecourts. Our aim is to make charging up as simple and stress-free as possible.”
As with all Shell Recharge posts, drivers will be able to pay to use the 150kW charger simply and quickly using a contactless payment card, the NewMotion app/card3 or the SMOOV app. There are no subscription or connection fees; customers only pay for the power used to charge their car.
Customers can also take advantage of Shell’s convenient retail offering by picking up a morning coffee, a fresh pastry, a delicious lunch or even groceries for their evening meal from the Little Waitrose at Shell’s Battersea service station. Shell Recharge locations are also supplied by electricity from 100% renewable sources4.
Shell Recharge is run together with Allego who manage the operation of the 50kW and 150kW chargers. Anja van Niersen, CEO of Allego said: “Electric mobility is developing very fast and a new generation of e-cars is now available for consumers. We highly value Shell’s initiative to integrate high-powered charging at their service stations. We know that electric vehicle drivers want the right charging solution at the right place, to be always available and combined with excellent services. Shell Recharge shows how these wishes can be met.”
Shell is also developing charging options for EV drivers in the UK at home and at work. In 2017, Shell bought one of Europe’s largest charging providers and a leading expert in smart charging solutions, NewMotion. Together they are installing workplace chargers, for example by partnering with brands such as Jaguar Land Rover who have installed over 150 charging points for employees at their Gaydon centre.
Through NewMotion, Shell also provides customers with the option of charging their EV at home and Shell Energy Retail customers can now get a home charge point installed for a discounted price.
Following an agreement with IONITY, Shell will also offer super-fast 350kW charging points across ten European countries, starting with 80 of Shell’s biggest highway stations, allowing drivers to travel long distances with confidence.
1 According to Zap-Map
2 Results may vary, no guarantees provided. Charging speed depends on several factors including temperature outside, type of car, size of battery and battery condition. Please check with your OEM for compatibility and further information.
3 NewMotion charge a 30p transaction fee
4 Shell Recharge locations are supplied by 100% certified renewable energy sources, that have been generated using wind, solar and biomass.
Notes to editors:
About Shell Recharge
Shell Recharge is the name of Shell’s electric vehicle charging service and is available at 34 forecourts across the UK. Rapid 50kW DC chargers are available on 33 forecourts across the UK and are compatible with most electric vehicles.
The Shell Recharge 50kW rapid DC chargers typically provide a 0-80% charge in approximately 30 minutes. The new 150kW high-powered charger can deliver power up to three times faster, depending on the electric vehicle model5.
Shell’s plan is to install hundreds more charge posts (both 50 and 150kW) on retail sites across the UK over the coming years, aligning these with customers’ demands.
“Shell” refers to Shell U.K. Oil Products Limited.
For more information, please visit www.shell.co.uk/recharge.
5 Results may vary, no guarantees provided. Charging speed depends on several factors including temperature outside, type of car, size of battery and battery condition. Please check with your OEM for compatibility and further information.
Allego is a leading provider of charging solutions, with significant expertise in e-mobility, including the creation of a network of multi standard fast chargers throughout The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom and Luxembourg.
Allego deploys more than 6000 charging sockets in urban areas and along major transportation routes. The company provides an international network of both AC and DC charging, and supports companies and EV drivers via an EV Cloud based service platform.
For more information, please visit www.allego.eu.
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