Shell has presented its strategy to become a net-zero emissions energy company by 2050. This is in line with the goals of the UN Paris Agreement. As Europe’s biggest oil company, Shell isn’t just looking to reduce the impact of the products its customers use, but to make its own business activities net-zero, too.
As part of this strategy, Shell wants to increase the number of worldwide charging points for electric vehicles from 60,000 to 500,000 by 2025. This comes soon after Shell agreed to buy Ubitricity. These charge points are operated under the Shell, Ubitricity, and NewMotion brands.
Shell wants to be a leading provider of clean power-as-a-service. As well as its recent acquisitions of companies within the electric vehicle charging space, this means reducing its oil output. The company has pledged to reduce output 1-2% per year.
Shell isn’t the only oil company looking to install more chargers; bp pulse recently signed a contract with Jumptech. This will allow bp pulse to use the software company’s charge point installation platform to help expand the UK electric vehicle market. On top of this, bp pulse is also coming to the end of its two-year plan to install 400 150kw rapid chargers.
The Ultracharge 150 chargers can be found at bp service stations. Shell is also rolling out these ultra-rapid chargers and will soon open an EV-only forecourt with as many as 10 150kw chargers available to electric car drivers. You can find Shell’s 150kw rapid chargers on main routes across the UK, particularly around London.
If you’re looking for a Shell charger, look for Shell Recharge on our live map. This will show you the rapid chargers available on Shell forecourts. For residential charging on the Shell network, look for Ubitricity. These chargers are usually found in car parks in bollards and lamposts along streets.