Shell to offer EV charging in the Netherlands and UK

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Selected Shell service stations in the Netherlands and the UK are to gain rapid charging points for electric vehicles, due to go live by the end of 2017.

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The new charging stations will mean drivers can gain 80% of their battery range within an hour.

Working with Dutch charging point manufacturer, Allego, the 50kW chargers will be installed at unconfirmed sites in Randstad, the western part of the Netherlands containing its four largest cities, and in Greater London and the city of Derby.

It means drivers can typically gain 80% of their battery range within an hour, depending on the vehicle. They join Allego’s existing network of rapid and slower charging points in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Anja van Niersen, the company’s CEO, said: “We see that people are willing to shift towards electric mobility. But a lack of appropriate level of charging infrastructure and interoperable charging services is one of their main concerns.

“Allego and Shell join forces by adding fast chargers at the right service stations. Shell now actively contributes in creating a reliable and open charging network. A network that is accessible for all EV drivers, despite the brand of the car.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.