The world needs more charging stations.
If countries wish to continue on their decarbonisation journeys, then more intervention is needed to ensure electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is commonplace across even the most remote areas of the planet. In fact, it is even more critical in those areas that lack accessible public transport systems.
India is one of those areas where electrification hits a roadblock as transport across such a vast country requires personal transport. This is where one of the leading energy providers comes in as Shell sets its plans to install 10,000 EV charging points in India by 2030.
“The company plans to set up more than 10,000 charging points across India by 2030 and aims to provide safe, green, and integrated mobility solutions to its customers through the Shell Recharge Stations,” the company said in its statement.
These efforts will be seen across various locations in Bengaluru, including at fuel stations in Yeshwantpur, Marathalli, Old Madras Road, Brookefield, and Kanakapura. The company has also shared plans to expand its infrastructure beyond its Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Assam, and Andhra Pradesh markets.
“The Shell Recharge proposition is based on unique insights that we picked up in our research and global experience,” says Sanjay Varkey, Director, Shel Mobility, India.
“This enables us to provide safe, green, and integrated mobility solutions to our customers.”
Shell Recharge becomes a widespread option for EV drivers
Since the company made its commitment to come away from fossil fuels, we’ve seen more and more applications of its charging solutions globally. As a trusted partner of Penske Truck Leasing, Shell entered into a charging initiative in early-September 2022, which will support the charging demands of light-duty EVs in the commercial vehicle space.
As a big-name energy provider, there is no doubt that Shell’s Recharge brand is finding its way in the industry. Much of its network resides in Europe and this recent work with Penske taking place in North America.
“Collaborating with Shell will help us expand and diversify our electric vehicle charging network and to support the light-duty electric vans we recently introduced,” said Art Valley, President, Penske Truck Leasing.
“We continue to invest in growing our electric fleet and charging infrastructure to provide more options to customers seeking sustainable fleet solutions.”
Currently the company offers access to a European network of 300,00 EV charging stations—sporting 150kW Ultra-Rapid units and 50kW Rapid Charge Points—as well as providing home charging solutions to consumers.