The 150kW high-powered charger will sit alongside the current 50kW rapid chargers available via Shell Recharge. While the 50kW rapid DC chargers typically provide a 0-80% charge in approximately 30 minutes, the new 150kW high-powered charger can deliver power up to three times faster, depending on the electric vehicle model.

As with all Shell Recharge posts, drivers will be able to pay to use the 150kW charger simply and quickly using a contactless payment card, the NewMotion app/card or the SMOOV app. There are no subscription or connection fees; customers only pay for the power used to charge their car. Shell Recharge is run together with Allego who manage the operation of the 50kW and 150kW chargers.

Following an agreement with IONITY, Shell will also offer super-fast 350kW charging points across ten European countries, starting with 80 of Shell’s biggest highway stations.