Shell To Pilot Solar-Powered Stations With Fast Charging For EVs
Shell and the Energy Market Authority (EMA) have awarded a research grant to a consortium led by local solar company Eigen Energy to pilot solar-powered charging stations by early 2022.
As part of the pilot project, these charging stations will be installed in three Shell service stations in Tampines, Pasir Ris and Lakeview.
An interesting feature of charging stations is that they offer fast charging – up to three times faster – for electric vehicles (EVs).
It will provide up to 80% charge in about 30 minutes, depending on the EV model.
Shell currently has a network of 18 stations with electric vehicle charging services in Singapore, and these existing stations only offer fast 50 kilowatt DC chargers.
With the addition of these new stations, nearly 40% of Shell’s network in Singapore will now offer fast charging options for electric vehicles.
“As the trend towards a more low-carbon future intensifies, Shell is supporting the country’s push towards more sustainable development by offering faster charging of electric vehicles that would give drivers more choices in decarbonization,” said said Aw Kah Peng, president of Shell Companies in Singapore.
She added that Shell aims to have an extensive network of electric vehicle charging options so that customers can easily find one nearby.
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