Shell wants to install 50,000 charging stations in UK. Royal Dutch Shell plans to significantly expand the number of charging stations in the UK. This was reported by the British-Dutch energy giant on Wednesday.
Shell has the ambition, through the Ubitricity acquired earlier this year, to have 50,000 charging posts for electric vehicles installed along British public roads by the end of 2025. The step is part of a broader effort to provide electric cars with more recharging capabilities, especially to millions of British car owners without their own parking spaces. The UK Government believes that by 2025, as many as 150,000 public charging stations will be needed.
Around 3,600 Ubitricity charging posts have been installed in the UK, using existing infrastructure such as lampposts. Shell wants to support the local UK authorities by installing the charging stations at low or even no cost. Moreover, the British government is already reimbursing 75% of the cost of installing a new charging station. In February, Shell took over the German company Ubitricity.