Shell to install 50,000 EV charging points across the UK

Tong Van

Tong Van

Multinational oil and gas company, Royal Dutch Shell, is set to install 50,000 on-street EV charging stations in the UK by the end of 2025 as part of a wider effort to bring more EV charging availability to those without private parking for home charging.

The initiative will be implemented through Ubitricity, part of the Shell group. The plan follows a recent UK government report on the future of the EV market. This is significant because the UK government has committed to ending the sale of new petrol- and diesel-powered cars and vans from 2030.

The kingdom also aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28 per cent by 2035, moving to Net Zero by 2050.

In order to do so, forecasts suggest that as many as 480,000 public charging points will be needed by 2030 – around 20 times the current number of around 25,000.

Besides increasing charging stations, Shell also committed to providing more electricity from sources such as wind and solar power that will allow electric vehicles to run on low-carbon power sources.

According to Reuters, Shell will contribute 25 per cent of the installation costs for the on-street chargers to local countries. 

Tong Van

Tong Van

Tong Van is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City Law School majoring in Legal English and has been a content writer and researcher specialising in the retail sector for several years. Her interests include fashion, travel, health & beauty and food.

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