Shell Recharge Network

Shell Recharge

Shell’s Recharge network comprises rapid and ultra-rapid chargers installed across the UK.

Shell Recharge network costs

Shell Recharge logo

Membership cost: None
Free app download, RFID card, or contactless credit/debit card

Cost per charge:
7-22 kW devices: 
App/card/key fob:75p/kWh 
Contactless: 79p/kWh

50-150 kW+ devices:
App/card/key fob: 81 -89p/kWh depending on location
Contactless: 85 -93p/kWh depending on location

On-street 7kW devices:
App/card/key fob: 51p/kWh

To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a Shell Recharge charge point, head to Zapmap’s Public Charging Calculator. This allows you to select any new or used plug-in vehicle, and tailor elements – such as electricity cost and charge required – for personalised results.


How to use Shell Recharge charge points

Access to the Shell Recharge network can be made via contactless credit/debit card, RFID card, or a smartphone app, which is free to download. When using the app or RFID card, payment is taken from a credit or debit card linked to the customer’s account after the charging session is complete.


Where are Shell Recharge points located?

All Shell Recharge points can be found on Zapmap by using the network filter. This can be used on the desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points operated by Shell Recharge.

Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.

Select 'Filters' -> 'Networks' -> 'Shell Recharge' to view only Shell Recharge charge points.


Contact Details

Customer support: +44 (0) 203 868 1036 (emergency phone support for technical problems or malfunctions at a private or public charge point)


Further contact information and support can be found on the Shell Recharge website.


Shell Recharge charge points


How does Shell Recharge compare to other networks in terms of pricing?

Zapmap monitors the prices of charging on the public network and reports on the prices charged by the top 10* rapid charging networks. The prices are updated on a monthly basis here: Rapid Charging: Top 10 Network Pricing

The price to charge an electric vehicle (EV) on the public charging network can vary substantively, and prices are increasing due to current issues in the energy market.
Updated on a monthly basis, the Zapmap Price Index shows the difference in prices paid depending on the type of charger and will also track how this is changing over time.


About Shell Recharge

The first EV charging network to be launched by an established oil company, Shell’s Recharge network comprises rapid and ultra-rapid chargers installed across the UK.

Operated on a pay-as-you-go basis, users access the charge points via the Shell Recharge app, RFID card, or contactless bank card.

Many of Shell Recharge’s units are rapid chargers, reflecting the requirements of drivers visiting a petrol station; a quick stop-off required rather than destination charging. Charge points offer three different connectors; CCS and CHAdeMO for 50kW DC charging, and Type 2 43kW AC.

The international oil company Royal Dutch Shell has made the decision to install EV charge points at a number of its forecourts, both in the UK and abroad. Operated by Allego on behalf of Shell, the Shell Recharge network is currently small in number, but has the advantage of both significant backing and a large number of locations available for expansion.

Shell is looking to remain relevant despite car refuelling methods due to change considerably in the next few decades. A public rapid charging network will dovetail with roll-out of hydrogen refuelling stations – also available to find on Zapmap.



Images of Shell Recharge charge points and Shell Recharge logo (top) courtesy of Photographic Services, Shell International Limited