Shell users to charge three times faster across the Netherlands

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Shell Retail has selected AECOM to develop ultra-fast electric vehicle charging systems across the Nertherlands.

Shell Retail wants to build some 200 ultra-fast chargers to enable EV owners to full-charge their vehicles in just minutes.

This means EV owners will be able to full-charge three times faster than the 50KW charger available, on Shell forecourts.

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The 150KW ultra-fast chargers will be operated by Shell Recharge.

The development follows Shell becoming one of the first fuel retailers to install electrical vehicle chargers on its forecourts, in 2017.

Bruno Haerens, Netherlands Country Manager at AECOM, said: “Having worked with Shell in the Netherlands on a number of projects, AECOM’s experts and specialists will continue to work closely with the team to better support the needs of their customers by ensuring e-mobility is more accessible for motorists across Netherlands. This is an important step Shell is taking to achieve a lower carbon transport system for communities across the country and we are delighted to be part of it.”

Hilmar van den Dool, General Manager Shell Retail for Benelux and France, said“Electric mobility is one of the solutions that will help meet growing demand for transport in a lower-carbon world. A suitable network of recharging infrastructure needs to be developed as the number of electric vehicles increases, to ensure that customers can charge their vehicles without disrupting. Shell aims to be market leader in this segment. AECOM supports Shell in quickly establishing a fast charge network on service stations, whilst Shell’s subsidiary NewMotion provides chargers at home and at work.”

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Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.