Shell and BYD open world’s largest fast charging park in Shenzhen
Shell has opened its largest electric car charging park in the world in Shenzhen, China. The site near Shenzhen Airport has 258 public fast-charging points. While the facility operates under the Shell Recharge brand, it is run by a joint venture between Shell and BYD. The two companies entered into a global charging partnership last year.
During its trial operation, the new charge park in Shenzhen provided power to more than 3,300 electric cars daily. In addition to fast-chargers, the site offers shopping facilities, a café, vending machines and a driver’s lounge.
Solar panels installed on the roof could generate about 300,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity annually, which is used to charge the vehicles, according to Shell. The release does not provide more details on the charging columns installed on site.
“The opening of this new site is part of our ongoing commitment to meet the evolving needs of our customers in China,” says István Kapitány, Shell’s Global Executive Vice President for Mobility. “We know that EV drivers are looking for a charging experience that is fast, convenient and comfortable and this is reflected in the utilisation rates of our sites in China, which are two to three times the local industry average. China is one of the most important growth markets for Shell Mobility. We look forward to offering pleasant mobility experiences to more customers in China in the future.”