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Project will increase the total number of Shell Recharge points in the UK eight-fold
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22 July 2021

Multinational energy company Shell will install 800 electric vehicle chargers at Waitrose shops in by 2025, increasing its number of chargers almost eight-fold in the UK. 

Around 100 Waitrose shops will gain Shell Recharge stations, with each site expected to receive six 22kW chargers and two 50kW rapid chargers. 

The first installation is expected to take place early next year, in a move to create what Shell terms 'destination charging', where customers charge their EVs at a location they’re primarily visiting for an activity, such as shopping. 

“This is great news for EV drivers across the UK, knowing they can easily, quickly and reliably charge up at Shell charge points while shopping at Waitrose,” said Bernadette Williamson, the general manager of Shell UK Retail. “We want to make EV charging as hassle-free as possible and support our customers wherever they want to charge.”

The partnership will also result in the number of Shell forecourt shops selling Waitrose food increase from 57 to 125 by 2025.

“We're also delighted to bring our customers 800 new charging points for electric vehicles, including new rapid charging capabilities, as the UK moves more and more towards a sustainable transport network,” said Waitrose executive director James Bailey.

There are 108 Shell Recharge points located across the UK, with almost half located in London.

Shell recently acquired EV charging company Ubitricity and has set itself a goal of installing a total of 5000 charge points on forecourts and other locations by 2025.

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LEAF30 22 July 2021

Paul is way off, does he even have any experience of charging an EV I wonder? Using a 50kW rapid charger my Leaf 30 kWh will charge beyond 80% in less than 30 mins and will add 100+ mile which is ample for the average commuter distance. Home charging on a 7 kW fast charger remains the best option, if you have the drive space, and eliviates strain on the grid when used off peak so I rarely use the public network but welcome the continued expansion.

MoDo 22 July 2021

@Paul D, A mile per minute is absolute worst case scenario for a rapid charger. You'd need one of the least efficient cars on the market and a 50kW charger. Even on a 50kW an average EV will get more than a mile a minute assuming efficency of 3.5 Mi/kWh or above

A 150kW charger (assuming it's delivering max output which most new ABT/Tritium chargers can get pretty close to - obviously this will be much higher on 350kW chargers/cars) should put circa 50kW in the battery in 30min. Lets be cyincal and say only 40kW after 30min. A typical EV will do 3.5mi/kWh so 40*3.5=140. Thats a lot more than a mile per minute. Some people get 5mi/kWh so their miles added would be 200 in the same time.

xxxx 22 July 2021

D79m alot, if not most, BEV's can't charge at 150 so you're better off having 3 cheaper 50Kw ones.