Shell Debuts Electric Vehicle Chargers in Singapore, First in Southeast Asia
Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to have electric vehicle charger at petrol stations.
Launched on Monday (August 19) by Royal Dutch Shell will be available at 10 Shell petrol stations in Singapore by October, this year or about 20 per cent of its retail network in the city-state, the company said in a statement reported by Reuters.
The 10 locations are:
- Shell Choa Chu Kang, 20 Choa Chu Kang Drive S689717
- Shell Bukit Batok West, 11 Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 S659166
- Shell Boon Lay, 2 Boon Lay Avenue S649960
- Shell Alexandra, 358 Alexandra Road S159950
- Shell Newton Hooper, 150 Bukit Timah Road S229846
- Shell Yishun, 1 Yishun Street 11 S768642
- Shell Ang Mo Kio, 3535 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 S569839
- Shell Sengkang, 61 Sengkang East Road S545015
- Shell Havelock, 548 Havelock Road S169637
- Shell Paya Lebar PIE, 98 Paya Lebar Road S409008
For S$0.55per kWh, 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 deterred to buy or use an electric car as they think there are not enough charging stations in Singapore, the company said.
"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.
According to Tech Crunch, this is the first DC fast charger of Shell from ts newly acquired company Greenlots . Greenlots, which is based in Los Angeles, was founded in Singapore; and Shell is one of Singapore’s largest foreign investors. Both Shell and Greenlots have a presence in Singapore.
Singapore has been promoting the use of electric vehicles, particularly for car-sharing and ride-hailing platforms. The island city-state has been building up its EV infrastructure to meet anticipated demand as ride-hailing drivers and commercial fleets switch to electric vehicles.