Shell and the Energy Market Authority (EMA) have granted a consortium led by the local solar company Eigen Energy a research grant to pilot solar-powered charging stations until the beginning of 2022.
As part of the pilot project, these charging stations will be installed at three Shell filling stations in Tampines, Pasir Ris and Lakeview.
An interesting feature of the charging stations is that they can charge electric vehicles (EVs) up to three times faster.
Depending on the EV model, a charge of up to 80 percent is provided in around 30 minutes.
Image credit: Shell
Shell currently has a network of 18 EV charging stations in Singapore. These existing stations only offer 50 kilowatt DC fast chargers.
With these new stations, almost 40 percent of the Shell network in Singapore will now offer options for fast charging electric vehicles.
"As the pursuit of a lower carbon future increases, Shell supports the country's push for more sustainable development by offering faster EV charges that give drivers more choices in decarbonizing," said Aw Kah Peng, chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore.
She added that Shell is striving for an extensive network of EV charging options so customers can easily find one in their area.
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