Alfen selected to deliver grid connections for Shell’s ultrafast EV charging network across the Netherlands
Alfen has been selected by Shell’s infrastructure services partner, Aecom, to provide grid connections at Shell forecourts across the Netherlands, as part of the development of Shell’s ultrafast EV charging network. Throughout 2020, Alfen will supply, install and commission 50 substations, which will facilitate the grid connection of ultrafast Shell Recharge EV points at Shell forecourt locations.
Shell Recharge – a rapid, subscription-free, EV charging service that uses 100% certified renewable electricity – plans to have a network of 200 charging points across the Netherlands within the next few years. The new 175kW high-powered chargers can power up electric vehicles in 15 minutes. The charging element forms a core part of Shell’s efforts to halve the CO2 footprint of its stations in the Netherlands by 2025. Other efficiency measures include solar panels and purification of waste water from car washing facilities for reuse.