Shell has become a member with the view to developing technology that will enable increase in number of electric vehicles
Shell has joined CharIN e. V. (Charging Interface Initiative E.V.), an association whose aim is to develop and establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as a global standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles of all kinds.
Appreciating the importance of industry collaboration in the development of a common standards for electric charging technology, Shell is pleased to connect with CharIN as a Core member. The company looks forward to being an effective participant looking at charging infrastructure, communication and grid integration.
In order to serve the growing number of customers driving electric vehicles, Shell is already actively developing systems designed for the same. Shell will launch electric vehicle fast charging at a selection of Shell fuel service stations in England from 2017, with other countries to follow. With the aim of delivering more efficient charging for their electric vehicles via the use of Shell’s own smart charging technology, Shell is also in the early stage of launching an offer to customer fleets in Europe and the US. This technology can help to both diminish charging costs for customers and incorporate this new demand effectively into the power grid.
“A range of different fuels and vehicle technologies will be needed to meet growing demand for transport in a low carbon energy future. Electric vehicles are one of these solutions. We are pleased to join CharIN and take part in the efforts to develop common standards for the technology that will support the increasing number of electric vehicles on the roads wherever and however they charge”, said Matthew Tipper, Vice President Shell New Fuels. PWKD19042017 (photo is Shell EV point at Portland USA)
Editors Note: The Electricity Boards of the European Union have made many errors in their efforts to create a cross border EV industry across Europe. However the one item they got right is that it has to be European drive and not controlled by one country. The future of the EV industry in Europe will be driven by consumer demand n urban areas and crucially by the EU that is to say Brussels not Berlin. Therefore we can expect to see a few more organisation partnerships develop over the coming years. PetrolWorld has been following the development of EV from the perspective of existing service station networks since 2003.