Royal Dutch Shell company will collaborate with Ionity, Europe’s fastest charging network in order to penetrate the market of electric cars.
Ionity joint venture was formed recently by BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen and its planning to create a network of 350 kW chargers next to major highways in Europe.
As Telegraph reported, Shell teaming up with Ionity will lead to the development of chargers that will be able to recharge the latest generation of electric cars in short time, such as 5 to 10 minutes. First 80 chargers will be placed on Shell’s biggest European petrol stations.
The deal was already made with Austrian oil company OMV, rest stop operator Tank and convenience store chain Circle K in its bid to extend a high-power charging network across 50 petrol stations by the end of 2019.
“Demand for electric vehicle charging on Europe’s major highways is set to grow rapidly. We are pre-empting drivers’ need to charge quickly by becoming one of Ionity’s major partners, giving customers access to the fastest charge points across 10 European countries,” said István Kapitány, Shell’s global retail boss.
This move was mainly made in order to provide major boosts for consumers in order to reassure them that they can conduct longer journeys without worrying about recharging.
Collaboration is the key part of Shell’s strategy to diversify its business and catch on the global shift from fossil fuel towards cleaner sources of energy.
Earlier this year, The Sunday Telegraph reported that Shell is also planning to launch its first no-petrol fuelling station in London in 2018 in order to offer motorists biofuels, electric vehicle charge points and hydrogen cell refuelling instead of traditional petrol and diesel pumps.
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Author: Ing. Petr Štěpánek, Chief Editor, Future Media Production, s.r.o.