Shell opens its largest EV charging station in China
Sep 19, 2023
Shenzhen − Shell has opened its largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station globally in Shenzhen, China. The charging station is located about 2.5 kilometres from the Shenzhen Airport Terminal and features 258 public fast-charging points. It is operated by Shenzhen Shell and BYD Electric Vehicle Investment Company Limited, a joint venture between Shell and BYD.
The Shell Recharge Shenzhen Airport EV Station served more than 3,300 EVs every day during its trial operation. In addition to EV charging, the station offers Shell Select convenience retailing, Shell Café, vending machines, and a drivers lounge. The rooftop solar panels installed at the station could generate about 300,000 kilowatt-hour of renewable electricity per year, which will be used to charge customers' vehicles.
The Shell Recharge Shenzhen Airport EV Station
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.”
While the number of EVs grows rapidly, Shell remains committed to meeting the different energy and mobility needs of drivers. In Wuhan, Shell recently opened its Panlong Integrated Energy Station. This station offers more than ten types of mobility products and services, including petrol and diesel, EV charging, hydrogen refuelling, car wash facilities, a convenience store, a restaurant, a drivers lounge, and other services. The station also offers Shell V-Power Racing which was recently launched in China, a fuel formulation designed to deliver 6.25% more power and 5.36% quicker acceleration compared with 92 octane main grade petrol1.
1 Measured using industry standard and Shell proprietary tests. Shell V-Power Racing gasoline with RON 98 compared to lower octane fuels (RON 92) in octane responsive vehicles. Actual effects and benefits may vary according to vehicle type, driving conditions and driving style. No guarantees provided.
Notes to editors
- About Shell Mobility
Shell currently has over 40,000 public charge points globally at service stations, mobility hubs, on-street and at destinations like supermarkets, and expects to have around 200,000 by 2030.
- About the Shell and BYD partnership
In March 2022, Shell and BYD signed a strategic cooperation agreement to help accelerate the energy transition and improve charging experiences for EV customers. In China the joint venture currently operates more than 13,000 charge points in Shenzhen.
- About Shell in China
All of Shell's core businesses have grown considerably in China. Shell works with PetroChina and CNOOC to develop onshore and offshore oil and gas resources in China and overseas. This includes the Changbei onshore gas project, developed in collaboration with PetroChina. Shell is also one of the leading suppliers of LNG in China.
Through joint ventures and wholly owned enterprises, Shell operates a retailing network of around 2,800 mobility locations (including around 2,000 fuels stations, around 800 standalone EV stations), with an EV charging network of 25,000 public charge points in operation in China.
Shell has five lubricant blending plants and one grease production plant in China. It also operates a world-class petrochemical plant in the Daya Bay area of Huizhou City, Guangdong Province, in a joint venture with CNOOC.
Shell Energy (China) Co., Ltd. is an important part of Shell's global trading network, providing Chinese clients with a competitive and diversified LNG portfolio, power trading and carbon asset management and trading solutions. Shell Ventures has a dedicated team in China to accelerate innovation in the energy and mobility sector by investing in disruptive technologies and business models outside the company.
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