Shell Recharge marks the firm's first foray into electric vehicle charging in Singapore, with 10 stations expected to have charging facilities by October 2019.
Shell is making its foray into Electric Vehicle (EV) charging with Shell Recharge - a first for Singapore and South East Asia. This new service allows drivers to charge their cars on the go at its service stations.
The first Shell Recharge charging station is available at 61 Sengkang East Road, with a 50kW charger priced at $0.55 per kWh The Shell Recharge 50kW rapid Direct Current (DC) chargers typically provide from 0% to 80% charge in approximately 30 minutes, priced at $0.55 per kWh, and are compatible with most EVs in Singapore.
Shell Recharge will be available at 10 Shell stations starting with the Sengkang station in August 2019. By October 2019, it will be rolled out to nine more stations island-wide. These stations include Newton Hooper, Alexandra, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Paya Lebar Pan Island Expressway, Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay, Havelock and Bukit Batok West. This represents close to 20% of Shell's retail network in Singapore.
"Our insights show that Singaporeans worry about lack of sufficient and fast charging options for EVs. Which is why we are taking the first step to launch Shell Recharge and offering customers a rapid charging solution at convenient and strategic locations. With Shell Recharge, customers can easily charge their EVs while they enjoy our air-conditioned shops and pick up a coffee, a fresh pastry, a delicious ready-to-go meal or a quick snack," said Aarti Nagarajan, General Manager, Shell Retail Singapore.
By October 2019, nine more locations will also receive electric charging stations Since 2017, Shell has embarked on a transformational journey to meet Singaporean's evolving demand for convenience and mobility solutions. It launched its own convenience retail store, Shell Select, and its own food label, deli by Shell. To date, close to 60% of its network has been upgraded and expected to be fully completed by end next year.
Beyond private EV car owners, Singapore's growing fleet sector also stands to benefit as they now have access to reliable rapid chargers at easy-to-access locations.
With Shell Recharge, fleet companies can embark on the transition to Evs in a simple and cost-effective manner, reducing their emissions in the process. Through the Shell Fleet Card, fleet customers also have an integrated solution, with the ability to pay for charging, fuel and other expenses - all with one card, one supplier and on one invoice. Shell City Solutions is also helping fleet owners on system level changes needed to enable this transition.
Customers can easily charge their EVs while picking up a coffee, or a quick snack in air-conditioned comfort at the service stations "To meet the country's climate action goals, Singapore needs more and cleaner energy solutions to power lives, businesses and transport sustainably. Shell Recharge is one such example of how we make it more convenient for our customers to embrace cleaner mobility. Shell aims to make more of such low-carbon energy solutions available in Singapore in the months and years to come," said Aw Kah Peng, Country Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore.