Shell Singapore to offer extensive EV charging network by 2030
Three Shell service stations in Singapore, located in Tampines, Pasir Ris, and Lakeview, will soon be powered by clean energy and provide fast charging for electric vehicles (EVs). These service stations are part of Shell’s growing network of EV charging points across Singapore.
In August 2019, Shell was the first company to launch EV charging services (Shell Recharge) at service stations in Singapore and Southeast Asia, offering on-the-go charging to motorists.
Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Shell have jointly awarded a research grant to a consortium led by local solar company Eigen Energy Pte Ltd to develop Singapore’s first series of service stations integrated with smart energy management solutions by 2022.
These selected service stations will be powered by solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed onsite and integrated with energy storage systems (ESS) to mitigate intermittency due to weather conditions. When deployed, the EV chargers will be among the fastest available to the public in Singapore, up to three times faster than the existing Shell Recharge 250 Kilowatt (kW) rapid DC chargers, depending on the vehicle model.
A smart energy management system will also be deployed to integrate and optimise the various resources onsite (i.e. solar PVsystems, battery ESS and EV chargers).
These efforts support the Singapore Green Plan 20301, which outlines Singapore’s efforts to almost quadruple solar energy deployment by 2025 to 1.5 gigawatt-peak (GWp), and support the growth of EVs by doubling the number of EV charging points from 28,000 to 60,000 by 2030.
“As Singapore scales up solar deployment and electric vehicle adoption, we need innovative and creative ways to enable these sectors to grow. This project utilises smart energy management systems to integrate energy storage systems and electric vehicle charging points,” said Ngiam Shih Chun, chief executive of EMA.
“As the drive towards a lower carbon future intensifies, Shell is supporting the country’s push towards more sustainable development by offering faster charging which would provide drivers with more choices in decarbonisation. By 2030, we aim to have an extensive network of electric vehicle charging options for our customers, all within a short drive, from their home, workplace or when they are on the go,” said Aw Kah Peng, chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore.