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Shell Plans To Install Fast Charging Systems At Gas Stations

By Brian Spaen

Gas stations need to prepare for the switch to electric vehicles, and Shell is not going to be one of those companies left in the dust. The gas and oil company announced a process of installing chargers at various stations across the world through a new partnership with Allego. This comes a week after Shell discloses that they’ll be spending $1 billion annually on green energy.

Earlier this year, Shell was planning to install chargers in Europe, and they’ve confirmed that in a press release on Monday. They’ll be collaborating with Allego, who has been working on the EV charging infrastructure to make it “reliable, affordable, and accessible to all.” They’ll be installing these chargers in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands first.

“The goal is that fast chargers are expected to be operational at all selected locations by the end of 2017. The first chargers are due to open in Greater London, Derby and the western part of the Netherlands (Randstad). Shell and Allego are delighted to be working together to bring fast charging capability (50 kW) to selected Shell service stations...to meet the needs of EV drivers who want to recharge on the go.”