There’s no point going electric for the environment, if the electricity isn’t clean right? Shell has realized this and has solidified its plans to install over 10,000 charging points across India by 2030. Starting with Bengaluru, the company has set up its first set of EV charging stations for both the four-wheeler and two-wheeler segments in India.
Five Shell recharge stations have been opened for business at Yeshwanthpur, Marathahalli, Old Madras Road, Brookefield and Kanakpura Road. Customized charging solutions will be available in the form of locations such as Shell fuel stations, standalone EV hubs, home charging and destination locations.
At the on-the-go and standalone EV hubs, the company will deploy 100 kW and above DC fast chargers to enable fast charging to save you a whole lot of time. The company plans to expand infrastructure beyond its existing retail markets of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Assam and Andhra Pradesh.
To ensure the Shell chargers are 100% powered by green energy, Low-carbon energy sources such as wind farms and photovoltaic (PV) systems have been set up. By harnessing energy from wind or light into the electricity needed to charge the EVs, the company has moved a lot closer to sustainability, ensuring the EVs actually do some good for the environment.
These chargers can be operated through the ‘Shell Recharge India app’, available on both Android and iOS operating systems.