The first DC fast charger at a Shell service station in Singapore has been launched, with a further 10 on the way over the next few months.
Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group and electric vehicle charging solutions provider, installed the Terra 54 DC fast charger at the Sengkang Station. The charger was provided by ABB, which has won a contract from the Shell to deliver the 10 other chargers, which will be pivotal to helping Singapore develop its EV charging infrastructure to satisfy growing demand and support clean mobility.
The 50kW chargers will be able to charge from 0 to 80% in approximately 30 minutes and will be compatible with most electric vehicles and has been certified to perform optimally within a gas station environment. The chargers will cost S$0.55 (US$0.40) per kWh and available in the following locations: Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Sengkang, Paya Lebar PIE, Havelock, Newton Hooper, Alexandra, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok West, Choa Chu Kang.
The strategy to focus on rolling out chargers in Singapore is due to the fact Greenlots was founded in Singapore and has worked with a number of ultilities and automakers to deploy EV charging. Shell has also had a presence in the country for 128 years.
“Greenlots and Shell have been exploring synergies since we were acquired earlier this year,” said Brett Hauser, CEO of Greenlots. “This project demonstrates our collective commitment to enable electrified transportation around the world, specifically in Singapore where Greenlots was founded, and bolsters Greenlots’ expansion in Southeast Asia. Supporting Shell’s EV charging network in Singapore is a logical extension of the work we’ve been doing there to provide charging solutions at home, at work, for fleets and on-the-go and reinforces Greenlots’ status as a global leader in the EV charging industry.”