LONDON: Royal Dutch Shell announced on Wednesday September 1 that it intends to significantly expand its network of electric vehicle charging points in Britain, with the aim of installing 50,000 on-street stations by 2025.
Shell will implement the plans through ubitricity, a street-based charging point company it acquired in February and which operates around 3,600 chargers in Britain.
The expansion is part of a government-backed effort to rapidly grow Britain’s electric vehicle (EV) fleet in line with the goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Britain is also planning ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030..
According to a recent government report, between 280,000 and 480,000 charging points will be needed in Britain by 2030, compared to 25,000 today.
To support the expansion of its charging stations in Great Britain, Shell plans to help local communities finance their installation.
The Anglo-Dutch company, which did not provide details on the cost of the initiative, will earn money by selling its electricity at charging points.
Shell aims to grow its global network of electric vehicle charging points from more than 60,000 points today to 500,000 by 2025 as part of its strategy to become a net zero emissions company by mid-September. century.