Shell entered the electric vehicle (EV) charging market in Southeast Asia by launching its first EV charging station in Singapore, the company said on Monday.
Shell's charging service "Shell Recharge" has 50 kilowatts of rapid direct current (DC) chargers that offer up to 80% charge within approximately 30 minutes.
Shell plans on having 10 electric vehicle charging stations in Singapore by October 2019.
About 52% of people in Singapore are deterred to buy or use an electric car as they think there are not enough charging stations in Singapore, a Shell-commissioned study on electric vehicle consumer behavior showed.
The company is looking to change that by "offering customers a rapid charging solution at convenient and strategic locations," Aarti Nagarajan, general manager of Shell Retail Singapore said.
"To meet the country’s climate action goals, Singapore needs more and cleaner energy solutions to power lives, businesses and transport sustainably. Shell Recharge is one such example of how we make it more convenient for our customers to embrace cleaner mobility," Kah Peng, country chairman of Shell Companies said.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic