In cooperation with Ionity, Shell has officially opened their first high power charging park in France. The eight new HPC stations are located at the shell gas stations Chartres-Bois and Chartres-Gasville, about 90 minutes south of Paris.
The partnership between Shell and Ionity includes France, Austria, as well as Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the UK. The mineral oil company joined the consortium last November.
Installing ultra fast charging stations at 80 gas stations in Europe is part of the global strategy for Shell, which focuses on providing increasing amounts of clean energy solutions. On average, six Ionity charging stations for each of the 80 gas stations are planned for in the initiative.
These Ionity high power charging stations are a major component of Shell’s foray into electric vehicle territory. Add to this the acquisition of NewMotion, one of the largest charging solution and service providers in Europe, and a growing number of fast charging stations installed at Shell gas stations in the UK, the Netherlands and China. Globally, there are electric vehicle charging options at about 170 Shell gas stations at the moment.