According to a Shell-commissioned study on electric vehicle consumer behaviour, more than 1 in 2 Singaporeans (52%) are deterred to buy or use an electric car as they think that there aren’t enough charging stations in Singapore.
In a bid to cater to owners of electric vehicles and encourage more to take up these environmentally-friendlier options, Shell has launched Shell Recharge.
A first for Singapore and Southeast Asia, Shell Recharge allows drivers of electric vehicles to charge their cars on the go at its service stations.
The Shell Recharge 50kW rapid DC chargers will provide from 0% to 80% charge in approximately 30 minutes, and is priced at S$0.55 per kWh.
It will be compatible with most electric vehicles in Singapore.
Shell Recharge will be available at 10 Shell stations by October 2019, starting with Sengkang station in August 2019.
This represents close to 20% of Shell’s retail network in Singapore.
Said Aw Kah Peng, country chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore: “To meet the country’s climate action goals, Singapore needs more and cleaner energy solutions to power lives, businesses and transport sustainably. Shell Recharge is one such example of how we make it more convenient for our customers to embrace cleaner mobility.”
Shell Recharge is powered by Greenlots’ EV charging network management software.
Greenlots is a part of the Shell Group, and currently has more than 100 public and private charging stations islandwide in 50 locations.