DEMONSTRATING how swiftly the move to electrification is taking place – one in nine new cars are now fully electric (SMMT full-year data 2021) – Shell has replaced its traditional fuel pumps at a site in Fulham, West London with nine high-power ultra rapid chargers.
Shell says most EVs can top from zero to 80% in 10 minutes, thanks to its 175kWh chargers.
It is the first Shell EV Hub. The design features a timber canopy with built-in solar panels, and roof and shop windows that employ double glazing with high insulating properties. The chargers at Shell Fulham run on 100% certified renewable electricity.
While drivers are taking a quick ‘volt and bolt’, there’s a comfortable seating area, free Wi-Fi, a Costa Coffee cafe and an extensive Little Waitrose & Partners.
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.
Transport Minister Trudy Harrison added that Shell’s new EV hub was
a brilliant example of the UK’s huge effort to go-green and reach our important net-zero targets.
She said that the Government had committed £2.5bn to vehicle grants and infrastructure to support the switch to EVs.