Shell recognises the importance of industry collaboration in the development of a common standards for electric charging technology. Shell is pleased to join CharIN as a Core member, and looks forward to being an active participant looking at charging infrastructure, communication and grid integration.
Matthew Tipper, Vice President Shell New Fuels said: “A range of different fuels and vehicle technologies will be needed to meet growing demand for transport in a low carbon energy future. Electric vehicles are one of these solutions. We are pleased to join CharIN and take part in the efforts to develop common standards for the technology that will support the increasing number of electric vehicles on the roads wherever and however they charge”.
Shell is already actively developing systems designed to serve the growing number of customers driving electric vehicles. From 2017, Shell will launch electric vehicle fast charging at a selection of Shell forecourts in the UK, with other countries to follow, to serve the ‘on the go’ charging needs of customers.
Shell is also in the early stage of launching an offer to customer fleets in Europe and the US, delivering more efficient charging for their electric vehicles via the use of Shell’s own smart charging technology. This technology can help to both reduce charging costs for customers and integrate this new demand effectively into the power grid. Smart charging technology also optimises the integration of renewable energy sources, by shifting the charge of electric vehicles to a period of the day when supply of electricity from those sources is high. Shell is also developing a R&D technology programme on electric vehicle charging and infrastructure.
Shell is an integrated energy and petrochemicals company, with an average of 92,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Shell aims to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.
Shell is investing in the development of alternative transport fuels including biofuels, liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen and electric mobility.