Energy company Royal Dutch Shell on Monday announced that it is launching electric vehicle charging services in its petrol stations across Singapore, the first such facility in South East Asia.
Shell Recharge will be available at 10 Shell petrol stations in Singapore by October this year, which makes up about 20 per cent of its retail network in the city-state. These stations include Newton Hooper, Alexandra, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Paya Lebar PIE, Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay, Havelock and Bukit Batok West.
“We are taking the first step to launch Shell Recharge and offering customers a rapid charging solution at convenient and strategic locations. With Shell Recharge, customers can easily charge their EVs,” said Aarti Nagarajan, General Manager, Shell Retail Singapore.
Shell said the chargers typically provide from 0 per cent to 80 per cent charge in about 30 minutes and are compatible with most electric vehicles in Singapore.
A Shell-commissioned study on electric vehicle consumer behaviour showed that 52 per cent of Singaporeans are reluctant to buy or use an electric car as they think there are not enough charging stations in Singapore.
Singapore has been building up its infrastructure to meet the anticipated demand as ride-hailing drivers and commercial fleets switch to electric vehicles.
“To meet the country’s climate action goals, Singapore needs more and cleaner energy solutions to power lives, businesses and transport sustainably,” said Aw Kah Peng, country chairperson of Shell Companies in Singapore.
Shell plans to make more low-carbon energy solutions available in Singapore in the future.