Shell has opened an EV charging station in Shenzhen, China, which it says is the company’s largest in the world. The Shell Recharge Shenzhen Airport EV Station offers 258 public fast-charging points. It is located about 2.5 kilometers from the Shenzhen Airport Terminal.
The facility is jointly operated by Shenzhen Shell and BYD. During trial operation, it served more than 3,300 EVs per day. Amenities include Shell Select convenience retailing, a Shell Café, vending machines and a drivers’ lounge. Rooftop solar panels have the capacity to generate about 300,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year.
“We know that EV drivers are looking for a charging experience that is fast, convenient and comfortable,” said István Kapitány, Shell’s Global Executive VP for Mobility, “and this is reflected in the utilization rates of our sites in China, which are two to three times the local industry average. China is one of the most important growth markets for Shell Mobility.”