Shell installs its first 150kW ultra-fast EV charger
Shell has launched its first ultra-fast 150kW EV charger on a forecourt at Shell’s Battersea Service Station in London.
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 model.
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.”
Drivers will be able to pay to use the 150kW charger using a contactless payment card, the NewMotion app/card or the SMOOV app. There are no subscription or connection fees; customers only pay for the power used to charge their car.
Shell Recharge locations are also supplied by electricity from 100% renewable sources.
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.”
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.