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Shell UK (SHEL) to Erect 100,000 EV Charging Points by 2030

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The British energy major Shell plc (SHEL - Free Report) recently declared its plans to install about 100,000 public electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the United Kingdom by the end of this decade. Roughly 11,000 of these points will be fast chargers in supermarkets, forecourts and charging hubs. This development will ensure that 90% of drivers in the United Kingdom will be able to access a Shell rapid-charging point within a 10-minute drive.  

The remaining public chargers will be on-street charging points assimilated into street infrastructure like lampposts. These will be slower-speed outlets that will charge vehicles over a longer period of time.

Along with developing a vast network of public EV charging infrastructure, SHEL’s installation of such chargers at private locations, such as workplaces and homes, is also expected to grow rapidly. By the end of 2030, the company anticipates having some 500,000 private chargers erected.

David Bunch, Country Chair for Shell UK, mentioned that public charging should be made available to everyone and that this expansion in developing the same is part of Shell’s planned investment of up to £25 billion in the U.K. energy infrastructure over the next decade and that 75% of it will be in low and zero-carbon projects. “This is a huge investment in the UK energy system of the future,” he concluded.

Shell intends to operate 2.5 million EV charging points globally by 2030. This is part of the larger objective of being a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.

Headquartered in London, Shell is one of the primary oil supermajors, a group of U.S. and Europe-based big energy multinationals with operations spanning worldwide. The company is fully integrated as it participates in every aspect related to energy, from oil production to refining and marketing. SHEL operates as an energy and petrochemical company. Shell plc was formerly known as Royal Dutch Shell.

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