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English Español Germany: Shell to set-up 50 EV chargers this year

Shell has teamed up with EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG to take this first step in its e-mobility offensive.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

Shell will be installing 50 high-performance charging stations nationwide this year, with a total of 100 charging points at its filling stations. The plan is to provide charging capacities of 150 kW and more to reduce the charging time to just a few minutes.

"Together with our retail and service offering, we are creating a completely new experience for this customer segment and supporting the future expansion of electric mobility. The first 50 stations are just the beginning", says Jan Toschka, head of the Shell petrol station business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

"We are making electric mobility with Shell simple and reliable even on long-haul routes," explains Marc Burgstahler, who is responsible for electric mobility at EnBW. "In the interests of sustainable mobility, we also guarantee that 100% green electricity will be supplied to the pillars."

Together with Shell, the company will install fast-charging columns with a charging capacity of 150 kW and more. The focus is on so-called High Power Chargers (HPC) with CCS, CHAdeMO and an AC connection (type 2).

"The importance of electric mobility will undoubtedly increase in the passenger car sector. From Shell's point of view, we are talking about both fuel cell vehicles and battery-electric cars. Another option, especially to reduce local emissions in the transport sector, is natural gas-based fuels. These include synthetically produced liquid fuels, also known as gas-to-liquids, or liquefied natural gas (LNG). That's why we're also working to expand our GTL offering in conurbations and our LNG offering for heavy trucks", explains Toschka.

The cooperation with EnBW will give Shell direct access to the extensive know-how and many years of experience of the energy company and charging infrastructure operator in Germany.

With the fast-charging columns, Shell is supplementing its existing range for battery-electric customers. In 2017, Shell acquired the Dutch charging station supplier New Motion and acquired a stake in IONITY. Shell also installed Shell Recharge charging stations at selected filling stations in the UK, the Netherlands and China.

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