It’s always exciting to see a glimpse of the future close up. If the UK and other countries are going to achieve their 2030 Electric Vehicle targets then the Shell EV rapid charging station in Fulham is a model for future forecourts.

It opened late in 2021 at a former Shell (Petrol) station in Fulham in London’s West. Sensibly it is configured to rapidly charge EV’s with 9 high powered, 175kW charge points.

It has a Little Waitrose and a Costa Coffee shop so you can shop or grab a coffee while your vehicle charges and boasts a great open design with solar panels on the roof to deliver 50% of the site’s energy needs.

Shell states they have over 140 Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points on their forecourts in the UK, with plans to grow the EV charging network to over 5,000 EV charge points on forecourts and in new locations by 2025.

Nice one Bernadette Williamson and the rest of the Shell team.

Next, we need to solve the on-street EV charging issue (goodbye long extension cords across the pavement) with in-ground wireless charging solutions.