Shell oil launches UK electricity re-fuelling network for BPVs

Oil giant Shell has bought an EU-based supplier which operates a network of re-charging points for battery-powered vehicles (BPVs) and has also opened its own Shell Re-charge network in the UK.

The UK is the first country in which Shell Recharge will be available, following the opening of Shell’s first hydrogen refuelling station at Cobham, Surrey, earlier this year

Last week Signed signed an agreement to buy NewMotion, one of Europe’s largest BPV charging providers.

The Shell Recharge network – just 10 stations in south Britain at present – provides rapid chargers which charge most BPVs in approximately 30 minutes

Jane Lindsay-Green, Future Fuels Manager, Shell UK, said: These initiatives see Shell developing a full raft of charge solutions to support the future of BPVs and demonstrate our commitment to delivering a range of fuels to UK drivers, as new technologies evolve to co-exist with traditional transport fuels.”

While estimates vary, BPVs are not expected to materially impact the petrol and diesel fuel markets until the mid 2030s.

19 Oct 2017

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