British multinational oil and gas company Shell has opened its largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station globally in Shenzhen, China.
The charging station is located about 2.5km (1.5 miles) from the Shenzhen Airport Terminal and features 258 public fast-charging points.
It is operated as a joint venture by Shenzhen Shell and BYD Electric Vehicle Investment Company Limited.
During a trial operation, the Shell Recharge Shenzhen Airport EV Station reportedly served more than 3,300 EVs every day.
In addition to EV charging, the station offers Shell Select convenience retailing, Shell Café, vending machines, and a drivers lounge.
What’s more, the rooftop solar panels installed at the station could generate about 300,000kWh of renewable electricity per year, which will be used to charge customers’ vehicles.
István Kapitány, Shell’s global executive vice president for mobility, said: “We know that EV drivers are looking for a charging experience that is fast, convenient and comfortable and this is reflected in the utilisation rates of our sites in China, which are two to three times the local industry average.”
In related news, Shell recently opened its Panlong Integrated Energy Station in Wuhan, which offers more than 10 types of mobility products and services, including petrol and diesel, EV charging, hydrogen refuelling, car wash facilities, a convenience store, a restaurant, a drivers lounge, and other services.
Innovations and achievements in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure will be highlighted and celebrated at the second annual CiTTi Awards on 21 November 2023 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Visit www.cittiawards.co.uk to learn more about this unmissable event for the UK’s transportation sector – and to book your table today!