Shell launches EV charging stations in Singapore

This is the first such development in Southeast Asia. Clean energy solutions have finally arrived.

On Monday, in a first such development in Southeast Asia, Royal Dutch Shell stated, it has launched electric vehicle chargers at petrol stations in Singapore.

The electric vehicle charging service, branded as ‘Shell Recharge’, will be available at ten Shell petrol stations in Singapore by October 2019 and will cover roughly 20% of its retail network, said Royal Dutch Shell.

The statement went on to add, “chargers typically provide from 0% to 80% charge in about 30 minutes” and are “compatible with most electric vehicles in Singapore”.

According to a study commissed by Shell on consumer behaviour vis-a-vis electric vehicles, 52% of Singaporeans are deterred in purchasing an electric car since they think there aren’t enough charging stations in Singapore.

“To meet the country’s climate action goals, Singapore needs more and cleaner energy solutions to power lives, businesses and transport sustainably,” said Aw Kah Peng, country chairperson of Shell Companies in Singapore.

She went on to add, “Shell plans to make more of such low-carbon energy solutions available in Singapore in the following months and years”.

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