Shell launches largest EV charging facility in China

Shell has unveiled its largest electric vehicle charging station globally in Shenzhen, China, located about 2.5 kilometres from Shenzhen Airport Terminal. The station features 258 public fast-charging points and is jointly operated by Shenzhen Shell and BYD Electric Vehicle Investment Company Limited, a partnership between Shell and BYD.

During its trial operation, the Shell Recharge Shenzhen Airport EV Station served more than 3,300 EVs daily. Besides EV charging, the station offers Shell Select convenience retailing, Shell Café, vending machines, and a drivers lounge. Additionally, rooftop solar panels can generate approximately 300,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity annually, used to charge customers’ vehicles.

István Kapitány, Shell’s Global Executive Vice President for Mobility, said, “The opening of this new site is part of our ongoing commitment to meet the evolving needs of our customers in China. We know that EV drivers are looking for a charging experience that is fast, convenient and comfortable and this is reflected in the utilisation rates of our sites in China, which are two to three times the local industry average. China is one of the most important growth markets for Shell Mobility. We look forward to offering pleasant mobility experiences to more customers in China in the future.”

As the electric vehicle (EV) market continues to expand rapidly, Shell remains dedicated to catering to the diverse energy and mobility requirements of drivers. In Wuhan, Shell has recently inaugurated the Panlong Integrated Energy Station, a comprehensive facility that provides over ten different types of mobility products and services. These offerings encompass traditional petrol and diesel options, EV charging, hydrogen refuelling, car wash amenities, a convenience store, a restaurant, a drivers lounge, and various other services.

Moreover, the station introduces Shell V-Power Racing, a recently launched fuel formulation in China engineered to deliver 6.25% more power and 5.36% quicker acceleration compared to 92 octane main grade petrol.

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