Shell opens its first EV charging hub in Oman

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Shell Oman Marketing Company, Oman-based company engaged in the marketing and distribution of petroleum products and blending of lubricants, has launched its first electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in the Sultanate, located at Al Bandar Service Station in Seeb. 

The new Shell Recharge hub has supplemented the existing fuel station with a fast electric charging point, catering to the EV owners in the capital.

The new service will help customers to charge their EVs speedily and to enjoy seamless drives within and around the city. Already featuring an environmentally sustainable design with built-in solar panels on the Shell Select store, the service station is now also equipped with a 50 kilowatt (kW) electric charging point.

The site also includes a comfortable waiting area, Shell Select convenience store, the newest Shell Cafe, Shell’s own in-house coffee brand, which is being launched in a growing number of countries around the world.

Mr. István Kapitány, Global Executive Vice President of Shell Mobility said, “I’m pleased to be opening the next chapter of Shell’s history in Oman with the introduction of Shell Recharge to our forecourts. We’ve designed the Al Bandar hub to offer an EV charging experience that is as convenient and comfortable as possible. By integrating a Shell Cafe, we’re also offering drivers the opportunity to recharge themselves as well as their EVs.” 

Dr. Mohammed Al Balushi
Dr. Mohammed Al Balushi
CEO – Shell Oman

“The Shell Recharge at Al Banadar service station marks a first in our EV roadmap and it will redefine EV charging in Oman. As a leading player in our sector, Shell Oman will contribute expertise in the energy transition to support Oman’s Carbon Control Target Plan which is rooted in the Oman Vision 2040. It remains our endeavor to collaborate with the relevant authorities and stakeholders to realize the goals of the National Energy Strategy and accelerate the gradual transition to a lower-carbon economy and an energy matrix with lower carbon emissions.” 

The year 2021 proved to be a game-changer in EV sales globally, Oman, with a growing choice of new electric car brands, is expected to witness a corresponding growth in the future. This would benefit the companies investing in charging points that are compatible with all EVs, like Shell’s electric charging point at Al Bandar.

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