Shell has installed a 150 kW ultra-rapid EV charger at a petrol station in Battersea, south London. The charger is now available for public use alongside the already existing 50 kW rapid chargers from Allego.
The charger is part of the Shell Recharge service. The 150kW charger has been installed alongside the station’s existing 50kW rapid chargers. Maker and operator Allego will continue to maintain and service the chargers which make up Shell Recharge.
Allego’s chief executive Anja van Niersen welcomed the installation, stressing 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.”
Customers will be able to pay for their charge via contactless card payments; a measure Allego introduced in the UK in October last year as reported. Clients can also pay via the now-Shell owned NewMotion, or the SMOOV app. There are no subscription or connection fees.
Bernie Williamson, General Manager for UK retail at Shell, said that more customers are driving electric vehicles, leaving the petrochemical corporation with the need to cater to them.
Shell has continued to buy into the e-mobility market, including the purchase of EV charging provider NewMotion as well as Greenlots in the US. It has committed to installing EV chargers across its portfolio of forecourts and now has those facilities at 34 stations across the UK.
Shell is also an Ionity location partner and plans to install super-fast 350kW charging points across ten European countries.