Shell has opened its largest electric vehicle charging station globally in Shenzhen, China. The charging station is located about 2.5 kilometres from the Shenzhen Airport Terminal and features 258 public fast-charging points.
It is operated by Shenzhen Shell and BYD Electric Vehicle Investment Company Limited, a joint venture between Shell and BYD.
The Shell Recharge Shenzhen Airport EV Station served more than 3,300 EVs every day during its trial operation. In addition to EV charging, the station offers Shell Select convenience retailing, Shell Café, vending machines, and a drivers lounge. The rooftop solar panels installed at the station could generate about 300,000 kilowatt-hour of renewable electricity per year, which will be used to charge customers’ vehicles.
István Kapitány, Shell’s Global Executive Vice President for Mobility, said, “The opening of this new site is part of our ongoing commitment to meet the evolving needs of our customers in China. We know that EV drivers are looking for a charging experience that is fast, convenient and comfortable and this is reflected in the utilisation rates of our sites in China, which are two to three times the local industry average. China is one of the most important growth markets for Shell Mobility. We look forward to offering pleasant mobility experiences to more customers in China in the future.”
While the number of EVs grows rapidly, Shell remains committed to meeting the different energy and mobility needs of drivers. In Wuhan, Shell recently opened its Panlong Integrated Energy Station. This station offers more than ten types of mobility products and services, including petrol and diesel, EV charging, hydrogen refuelling, car wash facilities, a convenience store, a restaurant, a drivers lounge, and other services. The station also offers Shell V-Power Racing which was recently launched in China, a fuel formulation designed to deliver 6.25% more power and 5.36% quicker acceleration compared with 92 octane main grade petrol.