Shell joins electric-vehicle charging points

Posted on 05 Jan 2018 and read 648 times
Shell joins electric-vehicle charging pointsA recent report in the Automotive Business Review says Shell has agreed a joint venture with a coalition of car manufacturers that will see the company offer electric-vehicle charging points at its petrol stations in Europe.

The deal with Ionity — a joint venture between Ford, Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen — intends to offer charging points in 10 European countries.

By 2019, Shell (www.shell.com) will host 80 charging stations at locations in Austria, Belgium, the UK, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. The Ionity partners expect to build 400 stations by 2020.

Shell vice-president István Kapitány said: “Customers want to be able to travel long distances in electric vehicles — with the knowledge that there is a reliable and convenient means of charging their vehicles.

"The site partner in Germany is Autobahn Tank & Rast, which operates around 360 petrol stations and 400 service stations — plus about 50 hotels — on the German motorway network.”

Ionity is also working with OMV (an Austrian company) to ‘roll out’ fast-charging points in Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary, and it has partnered with Circle K to install charging points in Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.

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