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Shells open its first all-electric vehicle station

Updated: 4 days ago

Shell has opened its first solely electric vehicle charging station in the UK.


The petrol and diesel pumps at the existing fuel station in Fulham, London have been replaced with ultra-rapid electric charge points. A global pilot, this is the first time the company has converted one of its existing sites to cater solely for electric vehicles.


Electric charging station in Fulham, London
The electric charging station in Fulham, London. © Ed Robinson / Shell International Ltd

The station features nine high-powered, ultra-rapid 175kW charge points which Shell says can charge most vehicles from 0-80% within 10 minutes – three times faster than more widely used 50kW rapid chargers.


The station has a timber canopy with built-in solar panels, a seating area, free Wi-Fi, a Costa Coffee cafe and a Little Waitrose & Partners.


Shell has previously stated an ambition to install 50,000 on-street chargers in the UK by 2025 through Shell-owned company ubitricity, and in July 2021 announced that up to 800 Shell electric vehicle charging points would be installed in as many as 100 Waitrose sites across the UK by 2025.


Commenting on the new site, 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.”