A Rapid Plan

An EV Charger

By 2030, Shell UK aims to have 100,000 public EV charge points across the country. 11,000 of these will be rapid chargers at locations including forecourts and supermarkets. This means that 90% of all UK drivers will be within a 10-minute drive of a Shell rapid charger.

Rapid chargers allow many electric vans and cars to reach 80% within approximately 30 minutes, subject to the specification of the battery. The remaining new chargers in the updated target will be on-street charge points integrated into street infrastructure such as lampposts, which charge vehicles over longer periods.


At the workplace

In addition to the public charge points, Shell’s installation of EV chargers at private locations, such as homes and workplaces, will also continue to grow at pace. Shell estimate that by the end of 2030 they could have installed 500,000 such chargers.


 “The UK’s network of electric vehicle chargepoints is rapidly growing and we’re making it easier than ever for drivers to join the green transport revolution.”

– Grant Shapps 

MP, UK Secretary of State for Transport


Boost for drivers

“It’s crucial that government and industry join forces on this transition and Shell’s announcement will provide a huge boost for drivers, making charging quick and convenient no matter where they are in the UK,” continues Shapps. “This step forward supports the government’s recently published £1.6 billion electric vehicle infrastructure strategy where we committed to making the charging network more affordable and accessible and I hope this news encourages more motorists to take the step towards zero-emission driving.”


Charging options

David Bunch from Shell UK says: “Whether at home, at work or on the go, we want to give drivers charging options so that more can switch to an EV. Access to public charging needs to be made available to everyone, no matter where you live. This expansion is part of our planned investment of up to £25 billion in UK energy infrastructure over the next decade, 75% of which will be in low and zero carbon projects. This is a huge investment in the UK energy system of the future.”

These 2030 ambitions for Shell’s EV charging network build on Shell’s September 2021 announcement of installing 50,000 on-street chargers by 2025 through Shell-owned ubitricity.


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Shell Fulham features nine high-powered, ultra-rapid 175kW charge points which can charge most vehicles1 from 0-80% within 10 minutes – three times faster than more widely used 50kW rapid chargers.

The service station features a sustainable design including a timber canopy with built-in solar panels and roof and shop windows that employ double glazing with high insulating properties.

Picture: Like all of Shell’s EV chargers in the UK, Shell Fulham runs on 100% certified renewable electricity.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
24th June 2022


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