Shell is introducing a new Shell Recharge service in the UK
Britain is the first market to get the service
It allows users to top up their electric car batteries via a 50kW charger
Shell is rolling out the service at a time when electrified vehicle sales are rapidly growing
UK car registrations for plug-in vehicles recently surged by 36%
Shell Recharge is the name given to a new forecourt-based electric car charging system being rolled out by fuel supplier Shell - which lands as plug-in car sales continue to surge.
The company has chosen Britain as the first market to offer its new service, after UK registrations of plug-ins last month increased by 36% compared with September 2016.
Shell will introduce 50kW fast chargers that can top up the batteries of most EVs to 80% in about 30mins, allowing users to drive in and connect their EV or plug-in hybrid vehicle without any pre-arrangement.
The brand is offering the service at its Holloway, Whyteleafe and Derby forecourts first, before rolling out more recharge stations in London and Reading ahead of the year’s end.