Shell installs 330 EV Charge stations at Redevco sites in Belgium
June 2, 2022
- Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to be installed at 58 Redevco sites across Belgium
- Initiative will create 660 EV charge points at Redevco’s retail parks
- Move is aimed at accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources
Brussels, 2 June 2022 – Shell N.V.’s Belgian business (“Shell”) has formed a partnership with Redevco, one of Europe’s largest privately-owned real estate managers with a focus on dynamic urban locations and more than 20 years of experience, to install 330 twin charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs). The alliance between the two companies comes in response to the fast-growing demand for EV charging stations. Together the partners plan to place the Shell Recharge points at 58 of Redevco’s retail parks across Belgium by the end of 2024, providing a convenient service for customers to recharge their vehicles while shopping. Following this expansion, Shell will offer a total of 435 EV charging stations across the country as part of its goal to have 500,000 public EV charge stations in operation worldwide by 2025.
The new Shell Recharge stations will create a total of 660 EV charge points at Redevco’s retail parks which include hyper- and supermarkets, DIY and electrical appliance stores, car centres, restaurants, and various service providers. The first of the 58 locations include Auderghem, Borsbeek, Drogenbos, Herstal, Korbeek-Lo and Waterloo.
This type of partnership is hugely important for both Shell and Redevco as part of their efforts to accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources and lead the development of the EV charging infrastructure throughout Belgium. Redevco focuses on creating sustainable and liveable urban environments and its partnership with Shell will help play a key role in greening its retail parks across the country.
Quick and easy EV recharging
One of the biggest obstacles to the further growth of the European fleet of electric cars is the huge shortage of quick and easy recharging facilities, according to the European federation of car manufacturers Acrea. Consumers therefore need to know that there are sufficient EV charging stations in their neighbourhood and that they are also quick and convenient to use.
Shell and Redevco will offer a total of 330 twin EV charging stations with capacity from 22 to 150 kilowatt at various locations around Belgium in line with their goal to meet growing demand and help make it more attractive to buy an electric vehicle. Motorists will be able to make use of the charging facilities quickly and easily, while shopping.
Shell’s sustainability goals
In addition to increasing the number of EV charging stations it manages worldwide to 500,000 by 2025, Shell has an even more ambitious long-term goal of creating 2.5 million EV charge points by 2030. Partnerships with players such as Redevco are vital to reach that target and an important part of its strategy.
Emmanuel Mignot, Managing Director of Belgian Shell NV: “The energy used by the charging stations is 100% renewable and generated in Belgium. We hope that by offering motorists multiple charge points it will become more attractive for them to drive an electric vehicle, thus enabling more people to reduce the CO2 emissions they produce locally. Our goal as a company is to reduce our own emissions to zero by 2050. By forming alliances with organisations such as Redevco, we aim to stimulate the transition to renewable energy and encourage people to opt for sustainable alternatives.”
Filip de Bois, Portfolio Director Redevco Belgium: “Improving the sustainability of the properties we manage has been one of our top priorities for quite some time now. In 2019 we launched our Mission 2040 with a view to making our entire portfolio carbon neutral by 2040. Last year we also launched Project Solar as part of that initiative, to install solar panels on the roofs of the carparks at the retail parks Redevco manages in Belgium and increase the production of clean energy on-site. We are also keen to see how we make the services we offer on-site as ‘green’ as possible, for example through the installation of EV charging stations for our visitors. Given our ties with Shell and their existing presence at our retail parks, they are a preferred partner for our efforts towards the energy transition.”
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Note: This project is being partly financed by the European Union and the Mobility and Public Works Department of the Flemish government.