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January 17, 2022updated 21 Jan 2022 1:05pm

Shell has opened its first EV charging hub in the UK

Shell converts filling station into its first UK EV charging hub

By David Leggett

Shell has opened its first EV charging hub in the UK in Fulham, London, where petrol and diesel pumps at an existing fuel station have been replaced with ultra-rapid charge points. A global pilot, this is the first time the company has converted one of its existing sites to cater solely for electric vehicles.

Nine 175kW chargers have been installed at the facility which Shell says are capable of charging a typical compatible EV from 0-80% battery level in 10 minutes.

Like all Shell EV chargers in the UK, those installed in Fulham use 100% certified renewable energy.

István Kapitány, Shell’s Global Executive Vice President for Mobility said: “EV drivers are looking for a charging experience that is as fast, convenient and comfortable as possible. This is exactly what Shell Fulham aims to offer. It joins our growing network of Shell Recharge sites at forecourts and other locations, our ubitricity on-street charging network, and our Shell Recharge Solutions for homes and businesses as we increasingly help EV drivers to charge wherever they need it. It also gives us all a glimpse into the future of mobility.”

The hub includes a comfortable seating area, free Wi-Fi, a Costa Coffee cafe and an extensive Little Waitrose & Partners.

Shell has previously stated an ambition to install 50,000 on-street chargers in the UK by 2025 through Shell-owned company ubitricity, and in July 2021 announced that up to 800 Shell electric vehicle charging points would be installed in as many as 100 Waitrose sites across the UK by 2025.

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