Shell has launched the UK’s first 150kW electric vehicle charger on a forecourt1. The new charger is a part of Shell Recharge, Shell’s on-forecourt Electric Vehicle (EV) charging service, and is now available for use at Shell’s Battersea Service Station (Shell Little Waitrose Battersea, 326 Queenstown Road).
The 150kW high-powered charger will sit alongside the current 50kW rapid chargers available via Shell Recharge. While the 50kW rapid DC chargers typically provide a 0-80% charge in approximately 30 minutes, the new 150kW high-powered charger can deliver power up to three times faster, depending on the electric vehicle model2.
Shell is developing a variety of different charging options to better serve an increasing number of electric vehicle drivers both in and beyond our forecourts. As electric vehicles develop and the number of them on the roads increases, faster, more powerful charging solutions, such as 150kW chargers, are required.
Bernie Williamson, Shell’s General Manager for Retail UK, said: “More of our customer are driving electric vehicles and as they do we will offer them the ability to charge where it suits them – on the road, at home and at work. This new 150kW charger is the latest addition to our Shell Recharge offering, joining the range of 50kW chargers we have already installed on our forecourts. Our aim is to make charging up as simple and stress-free as possible.”
As with all Shell Recharge posts, drivers will be able to pay to use the 150kW charger simply and quickly using a contactless payment card, the NewMotion app/card3 or the SMOOV app. There are no subscription or connection fees; customers only pay for the power used to charge their car.