Shell Will Install 800 EV Chargers At Waitrose By 2025

Shell Will Install 800 EV Chargers At Waitrose By 2025

Shell, the multinational energy company, will be installing 800 EV chargers at Waitrose stores by 2025. Increasing its UK total eight times over…

Shell to Install EV Chargers at Waitrose Stores 

The multinational energy company, Shell, has announced plans to install 800 EV chargers at 100 Waitrose stores across the UK; increasing its total eight-times over. Each store is expected to receive six 22kW chargers and 2 rapid 50kW chargers. Installations are due to start early next year, and is part of Shell’s plan to create ‘destination charging’; a means of providing drivers with charging infrastructure at places they visit for particular activities. 

Bernadette Williamson, the general manager of Shell UK Retail, commented on the partnership. She said, “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”. She added, “we want to make EV charging as hassle-free as possible and support our customers wherever they want to charge”. 

Waitrose Food at Shell Forecourts 

The planned partnership will also benefit Waitrose, too. Shell will be selling the supermarket’s food at 125 of its forecourts by 2025; up from 57 today. James Bailey, Waitrose executive director, welcomed the partnership. He said, “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”. 

As of now, there are 108 Shell ‘recharge’ locations in the UK. With nearly half of them being based in London. The energy giant recently acquired EV charging company Ubitricity. It’s also set itself the target of installing 5,000 charge points at its forecourts by 2025. 

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