Shell to install ultrafast EV chargers in the Netherlands in e-mobility push

Global infrastructure services firm AECOM said that Shell Retail has hired it to deliver ultrafast electrical vehicle (EV) chargers across the Netherlands. A total of 200 fast chargers – under the brand name Shell Recharge – will be available at Shell forecourts (filling stations).

The 150-kW ultrafast chargers will charge vehicles within 15 minutes, making them three times faster than the current 50kW chargers, said AECOM. In 2017, Shell was one of the first fuel retailers to install electrical vehicle chargers at its forecourts.

Having previously worked together on several Shell Recharge locations which were built last year across the Netherlands, AECOM will provide EPC services for this project.

Bruno Haerens, Netherlands Country Manager at AECOM, said: “This is an important step Shell is taking to achieve a lower carbon transport system for communities across the country and we are delighted to be part of it.”

Hilmar van den Dool, General Manager Shell Retail for Benelux and France, said: “Electric mobility is one of the solutions that will help meet growing demand for transport in a lower-carbon world. A suitable network of recharging infrastructure needs to be developed as the number of electric vehicles increases, to ensure that customers can charge their vehicles without disrupting. Shell aims to be market leader in this segment.”

The rise of e-mobility and how it will affect the utility industry is a topic that is discussed in the educational summits and hubs at DISTRIBUTECH International. The next event takes place in San Antonio from January 28-30.