Shell aims to set up 10,000 electric vehicle chargers in India by 2030. Global energy company launches chargers in India for both two- and four-wheeler segments in Bengaluru. It is the first of a kind in India to launch chargers for the two-wheeler segment. The electricity used by these stations will be 100% green energy.
Initially, the energy company plans to set up charging stations in Bengaluru across its fuel stations located in Yeshwantpur, Marathalli, Old Madras Road, Brookefield, and Kanakpura. The company has plans to expand its EV charging infrastructure beyond its existing retail markets of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Assam, and Andhra Pradesh. Shell will provide customized charging solutions at on-the-go locations such as Shell fuel stations, standalone EV hubs, home charging, and destination locations.
Furthermore, for on-the-go and standalone EV hubs, the company will deploy 100 kilowatts (KW) and above direct-current (DC) fast chargers to enable fast charging and the lowest possible dwell time. EV users will be able to operate these chargers through the ‘Shell Recharge India app’, available on both Android and iOS operating systems. The app provides a hassle-free, reliable EV charging experience to customers, allowing them to locate the nearest available charger, pick a charging method, by unit, time, or by percentage and then make quick payments.
Shell says EV customers will also be able to view their charging status on a real-time basis. The company says it has a full product range of hardware solutions for different cases, such as providing capabilities around Simultaneous charging and cable connector configuration. This strategy is to increase the electric vehicle supply equipment utilization and improve investment efficiency. The stations will have modular designs enabling capabilities around upgrades. Also, having reliability and operational excellence ensures higher uptime.
Sanjay Varkey, Director, Shell Mobility India, said, “Being a solution-driven and customer-centric organization, we have developed a world-class offering for the electric-mobility customers drawing upon our global expertise and capabilities.”
“The Shell Recharge proposition is based on unique insights that we picked up in our research and global experience. This enables us to provide safe, green, and integrated mobility solutions to our customers. We are excited to contribute to the electrification of mobility in India by rolling out the Shell Recharge network and look forward to serving the rapidly evolving needs of our customers,” he added. This would add up to the electric vehicle segment in India as the country progresses towards electrification.