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.