Shell converts petrol station into brand new EV charging hub

Shell has transformed one of its existing petrol stations into a brand new ‘EV hub’ featuring 175kW fast-charging stations.

The new charging hub, located in Fulham, features ten fast-charging stations, supplied by Australian chargepoint manufacturer Tritium. The 175kW ultra-rapid charge points can deliver power up to three times faster than rapid 50kW chargers, which typically charge from 0-80% in 30 minutes.

The transformation will also include “a comfortable seating area for waiting EV drivers,” along with a Costa Coffee store and a Little Waitrose & Partners shop.

Shell also confirmed the hub features a sustainable design with solar panels built into the roof that will generate renewable electricity for the site, and the chargers will all run on 100% certified renewable electricity as well. The hub’s canopy will be constructed from sheets of timber glued together which use much less energy to produce and transport than steel.

This is the latest EV hub unveiled by Shell, which operates a network of nearly 8,000 EV charging points across the UK, with plans to accelerate its rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The oil giant has laid out plans to install 50,000 ubitricity on-street charging posts across the UK by 2025, as well as fitting 800 charging points at Waitrose stores across the UK by 2025.

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