Shell’s dedicated EV charging hub in Fulham now open

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Shell has opened its first EV charging hub in the UK where petrol and diesel pumps at an existing fuel station have been replaced with ultra-rapid charge points, in Fulham, London. 

As part of a global pilot, this is the first time the company has converted one of its existing sites to cater solely for EVs.

Featuring nine high-powered ultra-rapid 175kW charge points, the hub can charge most EVs from 0-80% within 10 minutes. Shell reported that this is three times faster than more widely used 50kW rapid chargers.

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.”

Shell Fulham features a sustainable design including a timber canopy with built-in solar panels. The site’s roof and shop windows also employ double glazing with high insulating properties. Like all of Shell’s EV chargers in the UK, including those at over 100 Shell forecourts, the chargers at Fulham run on 100% certified renewable electricity.

Additionally, the hub features a Costa Coffee, Little Waitrose and provides free Wi-Fi.

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

 Watch: Shell UK launching first EV hub in 2022

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