As one of the world’s largest energy suppliers, Shell has played a part in the essential journeys people make every day for well over a century. Our aim now is to become the number one electric charging solutions provider globally, meeting customer demand at home, at work or on the go.
Growing networks of electric charging points
We set ourselves the ambition of growing our electric vehicle networks to around 500,000 by 2025.
Currently we offer around 90,000 operated charge points for electric cars at homes, business, Shell retail sites and destinations. In addition, we currently offer access to over 300,000 additional charge points through our roaming networks.
Most convenient electric charging experience
We’re committed to providing customers with the best and most convenient EV experience available, enabling them to charge where, when and how they want. We are not only one of the world’s largest providers of electric charging solutions, but one of the fastest growing as well, installing a new charge point on average every 20 minutes, with plans to accelerate even faster.
Electric fleet solutions
Across our integrated offers, we are supporting commercial and fleet partners to decarbonize and electrify their fleets by providing integrated charging infrastructure and services. This includes charging infrastructure combined with power provision at their depots, and on-the-go payment services through Shell Fleet Card and convenience retailing benefits when using fast charging at a Shell station.
Drive to Zero program
The movement of goods and people for business purposes accounts for about a third of all journeys. In order to meet carbon targets, corporate cars, taxis and fleets are electrifying at a rapid pace. Shell is the only player that can offer a hybrid payment solution for hydrocarbons, power and road services to business customers across markets and regions. Shell’s corporate ‘Drive to Zero’ program enables corporate fleets to set a target when they will drive with Zero and Net-Zero emissions across various markets.
Hydrogen as fuel
Hydrogen can play a significant role in decarbonising transport. In order to play that role, Shell is providing world leading hydrogen road infrastructure for hydrogen fuel cell cars, in line with customer demand.
Today, Shell has opened around 50 hydrogen stations for light duty vehicles and has approved the construction of 50 more.
H2 mobility joint venture in Germany
In Germany, Shell is a member of the H2 Mobility joint-venture for developing a nationwide network of hydrogen fuelling stations for passenger cars. The venture already operates more than 80 stations across the country, with plans to reach 100 in mid-2021.
Refuelling stations in California
Shell has opened eight hydrogen refuelling stations in California, with a ninth due to open in early 2021. This number is set to grow beyond 50 after Shell was awarded $40.8 million by the California Energy Commission to install hydrogen refuelling equipment at 48 existing Shell retail stations, upgrade two Shell hydrogen stations and add light-duty fuelling dispensers at one existing Shell hydrogen heavy-duty truck station.
Shell also has hydrogen stations in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada, with plans to open our first stations in China.
Heavy duty trucking H2Accelerate
Shell is involved in H2Accelerate, a mobility consortium designed to create the conditions for a large-scale rollout of hydrogen trucking infrastructure across Europe in the next decade. Working together with Daimler AG, IVECO, OMV and Volvo Group, H2Accelerate aims to prove the viability of hydrogen for heavy duty in Europe, first in small clusters then rapidly across the continent by 2030. Synchronized investments across the sector during the 2020s will create the conditions for the mass market roll-out of hydrogen fueled heavy duty transportation which is required to meet the European ambition of net zero emissions by 2050.
California refuelling stations for trucks
In California, Shell is part of a consortium that is developing three new large-capacity refuelling stations for heavy-duty hydrogen fuel-cell trucks, in collaboration with Toyota and Kenworth Truck Company. These stations will form the first hydrogen truck refuelling network in California. In doing so they will help reduce emissions along a heavily polluted road that connects the Port of Los Angeles with a major warehouse complex inland. This is a multi-year project.
Shell is working closely with partners on the delivery of the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier. The ship, Suiso Frontier, was launched in 2019. It will be a demonstration case for potential large-scale distribution of hydrogen between Australia and Japan.
A Dutch bus company will fuel their buses with hydrogen from Shell at a newly built hydrogen station. Qbuzz plans to have 20 buses driving on hydrogen fuel by 2021.
Shell is committed to producing and supplying low carbon fuels (LCF) such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), biodiesel, bioethanol and renewable compressed natural gas (R-CNG), to help lower carbon emissions from transportation.
Biodiesel, bioethanol and SAF offer practical, cost-effective solutions for reducing CO2 emissions associated with long journeys. They do not require investment in new infrastructure, and provide the same high energy density as traditional fuels.
Shell is one of the world’s largest traders and blenders of biofuels. In 2020, we blended around 9.5 billion litres of biofuels, helping retail customers across the world decarbonise millions of journeys each year. Our renewable compressed natural gas and liquified renewable natural gas fuels help decarbonise road freight journeys each and every day.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel
In July 2020, alongside World Energy, Shell agreed to supply Amazon Air with up to six million gallons of blended SAF which has the potential to reduce carbon emmisions by 20%. In late 2020, Shell began working with Neste to increase SAF supply. Shell also has supply agreements with Schiphol Airport, DHL Express and Red Rock Biofuels.
Drive Carbon Neutral
We know that not everyone can switch to an EV or a hydrogen vehicle overnight and so, in the meantime, we provide drivers of petrol or diesel vehicles the option to drive carbon neutral1.
We offer customers nature-based carbon credits to offset the CO₂ emissions generated by the extraction, refining, distribution and use of the Shell fuel they buy. This is available to fleet customers in more than 12 countries and to private customers at more than 4.600 retail sites in Europe.
1 Carbon neutral indicates that Shell has engaged in a transaction where an amount of CO₂ equivalent to the CO₂ amount associated with the raw material extraction, transport, production and usage has been avoided as emissions either through the protection of natural ecosystems or by the removal of emissions from the atmosphere through a nature based process.