Shell wins tender to provide electric vehicle charging at 415 HDB carparks
Nov 02, 2022
Singapore - Shell won two of 10 packages in the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) tender to install up to 4847 electric vehicle (EV) charging points in 415 Housing Development Board (HDB) carparks in the North and North-East regions of Singapore.
A Shell Recharge AC charger installed in a carpark
Doong Shiwen, General Manager, Shell Mobility Singapore said, “We can now bring Shell Recharge even closer to many of our customers, contributing to the country’s most significant step towards its EV charging infrastructure target. With nearly 80 per cent of Singaporeans living in HDB estates, having convenient and reliable EV charging where they live enables EV adoption at scale. As we expand our charging network, we will also continue exploring other innovative solutions, such as fast-charging hubs and lamp post charging.”
Shell will also deploy its proprietary smart charging solutions as part of the tender. Some HDB carparks only have sufficient power capacity to support existing infrastructure such as lights and lifts. However, these infrastructure do not always require electricity throughout the day. The smart charging system can monitor the amount of power that is available and safely distribute optimal power to the EV chargers. For example, when lifts and lights are not in use, the smart charging system can allocate more power to the EV chargers. Hence, smart charging will help avoid or delay costly and time-consuming grid upgrades and speed up the deployment of charging infrastructure at HDB carparks.
Beyond smart charging, Shell has other proven EV charging innovations in its global portfolio that may be relevant to the Singapore market. Examples of such innovations that Shell will continue to explore include:
- Ubitricity, a member of the Shell Group, works with local authorities in United Kingdom (UK), Germany and France to turn lamp posts into EV charging posts, allowing for rapid expansion of charging infrastructure without grid upgrade. This technology could be applicable to HDB open-air carparks where there is overnight season parking; and
- In Fulham, UK, Shell converted a fuel station into an all-EV charging hub. This hub features nine 150kW charging points, solar panels, a comfortable seating area, barista-made coffee and a more extensive shopping selection.
Besides the ongoing pilot to integrate solar power with energy storage, smart charging and up to 180kW EV charging at three Shell stations in Singapore, Shell is also exploring a utility-scale solar farm at the Semakau landfill, and separately, the import of renewable electricity. Shell’s active participation across multiple energy transition initiatives demonstrates its resolve to support the government in meeting Singapore’s long-term climate commitments.
By the end of the year, Shell Recharge will be available at half of Shell’s service stations islandwide and at malls and offices. Customers in Singapore can expect to access more than 150 charging points in the Shell Recharge app. Shell is a pioneer in Singapore’s EV charging sector that introduced the country’s first EV charger in a service station in 2019.
- A Shell Recharge AC charger installed in a carpark
- Shell Recharge at a Shell service station
- A Ubitricity lamppost charging in Chelsea, United Kingdom
- Shell’s first all-EV fast charging hub in Fulham, United Kingdom
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