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Shell to offer EV charging in the UK

Selected Shell service stations in the UK and Netherlands are to gain rapid charging points for electric vehicles, due to go live by the end of 2017.

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Shell’s first EV chargers will go live by the end of 2017.

Working with Dutch charging point manufacturer, Allego, the 50kW chargers will be installed at unconfirmed sites in Greater London and Derby, as well as in Randstad, the western part of the Netherlands containing its four largest cities.

It means drivers can typically gain 80% of their battery range within an hour, depending on the vehicle. They join Allego’s existing network of rapid and slower charging points in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Anja van Niersen, the company’s CEO, said: “We see that people are willing to shift towards electric mobility. But a lack of appropriate level of charging infrastructure and interoperable charging services is one of their main concerns.

“Allego and Shell join forces by adding fast chargers at the right service stations. Shell now actively contributes in creating a reliable and open charging network. A network that is accessible for all EV drivers, despite the brand of the car.”

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.