Electric vehicle (EV) drivers are looking for a charging experience that is as fast, convenient and comfortable as possible. So, when it was time to transform Shell’s Service Station in Fulham in the UK into an EV charging hub, Arcadis stepped in to support the removal of existing fuel infrastructure and the environmental planning, to pave the way for the best solutions for EV drivers.
The result is Shell’s first ever site to have converted from selling petrol and diesel to cater solely for electric vehicles, offering a glimpse into the future of mobility. Shell Fulham now features nine high-powered, ultra-rapid 175kW charge points. EV and battery technology is advancing rapidly and we hope that in the future EV drivers will be able to charge even faster using these 175kW chargers. Today, the charging speed is limited by the EV batteries and a 175 kW charger will charge most vehicles up to 80% within 30 minutes in ideal conditions. Actual charging speeds may vary based on the state of the battery and ambient temperature. (These figures are based on an initial state of charge of the battery of 20%).
Shell Fulham features a sustainable design including a timber canopy with built-in solar panels, as well as roof and shop windows that employ double glazing with high insulating properties. Like all of Shell’s EV chargers in the UK, including those at over 100 Shell forecourts, the chargers at Shell Fulham run on 100% certified renewable electricity. The hub includes a comfortable seating area, free Wi-Fi, a Costa Coffee cafe and an extensive Little Waitrose & Partners.
Arcadis has supported the safe removal of the old petrol and diesel infrastructure at the existing fuel station and are continuing to work with Hammersmith and Fulham Council in formally closing the remaining environmental aspects of the planning process.
With the help of our consultants, the site opened on schedule in January 2022 by MP for Chelsea and Fulham and Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change, Greg Hands.