- Shell opened its largest EV charging station in Shenzhen, China, with 258 fast-charging points.
- The station serves over 3,300 EVs daily and offers retail outlets and amenities.
- Shell commits to providing convenient EV charging and expanding its services in China.
The Shenzhen charging station is operated in collaboration with BYD
Shell has marked a significant achievement in advancing its commitment to electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. On September 19, 2023, in Shenzhen, China, the company unveiled its largest charging station globally. The hub, located just 2.5 kilometres from Shenzhen Airport Terminal, boasts an impressive 258 public fast-charging points.
Operated in collaboration with BYD Electric Vehicle Investment Company Limited, a joint venture between Shell and BYD. The charging station will serve over 3,300 EVs daily. Beyond charging capabilities, the station offers various conveniences. These include Shell Select retailing, Shell Café, vending machines, and a dedicated drivers lounge.
One notable feature of the station is the installation of rooftop solar panels. These panels contribute around 300,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity annually. This sustainable energy source directly powers the charging of customers’ vehicles, further enhancing the station’s eco-friendly profile.
István Kapitány, Shell’s Global Executive Vice President for Mobility, said:
“The opening of this new site is part of our ongoing commitment to meet the evolving needs of our customers in China. We know that EV drivers are looking for a charging experience that is fast, convenient and comfortable and this is reflected in the utilisation 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. We look forward to offering pleasant mobility experiences to more customers in China in the future.”
In addition to the Shenzhen charging station, Shell recently inaugurated the Panlong Integrated Energy Station in Wuhan. This comprehensive facility offers a wide range of mobility services. These include traditional fuel options, EV charging, hydrogen refueling, car wash facilities, a convenience store, restaurant, and a drivers lounge.
The Shenzhen EV charging station is a major boost for both the Chinese and global EV transition. It’s important for large companies to shift their focus towards sustainable transport if they’re to survive the emobility transition.