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Shell to install over 10,000 charging points across India by 2030

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The energy major launched the first of these electric vehicle (EV) chargers for the four-wheeler and two-wheeler segments in Bengaluru today. 

Energy major Shell plans to set up more than 10,000 charging points across India by 2030. It launched the first of these EV chargers for the four-wheeler and two-wheeler segments in Bengaluru, Karnataka, today. India is the first market where Shell is launching chargers for two-wheelers. The power supplied at the Shell Recharge chargers is 100% green. 

Initially, Shell will set up charging stations in Bengaluru across its fuel stations in Yeshwantpur, Marathalli, Old Madras Road, Brookefield, and Kanakpura. The company plans to expand its EV charging infrastructure beyond its existing retail markets of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Assam, and Andhra Pradesh. 

Shell will provide customized charging solutions at on-the-go locations such as Shell fuel stations, standalone EV hubs, home charging, and destination locations. For on-the-go and standalone EV hubs, the company will deploy 100 kW and above direct-current (DC) fast chargers to enable fast charging and the lowest possible dwell time.

Customers can operate these chargers through the Shell Recharge India app, available on Android and iOS operating systems. The app allows customers to locate the nearest available charger, pick a charging method (by unit, time or percentage), and then make quick payments. 

Customers can also view the EV charging status on a real-time basis.

Shell is one of the most diversified international energy companies in India with over 10,000 employees and presence across upstream, integrated gas, downstream, renewable energy, and deep capabilities in R&D, digitalization, and business operations. It has a retail presence across six states (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Assam) and is expanding its network of fuel stations across the country.