Shell is launching Singapore’s first electric vehicle charging at service stations.

Shell Recharge is the energy provider’s EV offer and by October, 2019, will be available at ten stations starting with Shell Sengkang.

The Shell Recharge 50kW rapid direct current (DC) chargers typically provide from 0% to 80% power in around 30 minutes and are compatible with most electric vehicles in Singapore.

“Our insights show Singaporeans worry about lack of sufficient and fast charging options for EVs,”said Shell Retail Singapore GM, Aarti Nagarajan.

“Which is why we are taking the first step to launch Shell Recharge and offering customers a rapid charging solution at convenient locations.”

A Shell-commissioned study on electric vehicle consumer behaviour also highlighted more than one in two Singaporeans are deterred to buy or use an electric car as they believe there are not enough charging stations in the country.

Beyond private EV car owners, Singapore’s growing fleet sector also stands to benefit as they now have access to rapid chargers.

Through the Shell Fleet Card, fleet customers also have an integrated solution, with the ability to pay for charging, fuel and other expenses, using one card, one supplier and on one invoice.

Shell City Solutions is also helping fleet owners on system level changes needed to enable the transition.

“To meet the country’s climate action goals, Singapore needs more and cleaner energy solutions to power lives, businesses and transport sustainably,” added Shell Companies Singapore country chairman, Aw Kah Peng.

“Shell aims to make more of such low-carbon energy solutions available in Singapore in the months and years to come.”

Shell Recharge is powered by Greenlots’ EV charging network management software. Greenlots is a member of the Shell Group and has a network of more than 100 public and private charging stations island-wide in 50 locations.

It also provides software and support services to enable businesses, such as property owners, fleet operators and major automotive OEMs to install, operate, and optimise their networks of EV charging stations.