At Shell we recognise it’s not always easy for drivers living in the centre of large cities to easily access charging – particularly those living in apartments or homes without parking – and so we’re developing new solutions to meet their needs. In January 2021, we acquired ubitricity which provides EV charging through lamp posts and in December we opened our first EV charging hub where petrol and diesel pumps at an existing fuel station have been completely replaced with ultra-rapid charge points.
SHELL REPLACES FUEL PUMPS WITH ULTRA RAPID CHARGE POINTS AT FIRST EV HUB IN FULHAM, LONDON
In a global pilot, we’ve converted one of our existing sites to cater solely for EVs for the first time. The site in Fulham, London features nine high-powered, ultra-rapid 175kW charge points which can charge most vehicles up to 80% within 30 minutes. The hub includes a comfortable seating area, free Wi-Fi, a Costa Coffee cafe and an extensive Little Waitrose & Partners supermarket.
Shell Fulham features a sustainable design including a canopy that is built from sheets of timber, solar panels built into the canopy and the roof and shop from double glazing with high insulating properties. Like all of Shell’s EV chargers in the UK, including at over 100 Shell forecourts, the chargers at Shell Fulham run on 100% certified renewable electricity.
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.”