Waitrose to install 800 Shell EV charging points across stores

Waitrose has announced plans to install up to 800 Shell electric vehicle charging points at over 100 UK supermarkets by 2025.

Each site is expected to have six 22kW and two 50kW rapid charging points so customers can charge their vehicles while they shop.

Electric vehicle charging is expected to launch at the first Waitrose shop early next year and will represent Shell Recharge’s first move into “destination charging”, whereby customers charge their vehicle while it is parked at a location they are primarily visiting for another activity such as shopping.

Shell’s ambition is to grow its Shell Recharge-branded network to 5,000 charge points on forecourts and other locations by 2025.

“This is an important partnership for Waitrose and means we can offer even greater convenience to more of our customers,” said James Baily, Waitrose executive director. “We're also delighted to bring our customers 800 new charging points for electric vehicles, including new rapid charging capabilities, as the UK moves more and more towards a sustainable transport network.”

The number of Shell forecourt shops which sell Waitrose food and drink will also increase from 57 to 125 by 2025.

John Lewis Click & Collect to be made available in up to 80 additional Shell forecourts this summer - growing the total number of locations where the service is available to over 1,000.

“This is great news for EV drivers across the UK, knowing they can easily, quickly and reliably charge up at Shell charge points while shopping at Waitrose,” said Bernadette Williamson, general manager Shell UK Retail We want to make EV charging as hassle-free as possible and support our customers wherever they want to charge.”

The companies have also reached an agreement to increase the number of Shell Select stores offering Waitrose food by a further 68 across the UK, bringing the total to at least 125 by 2025.

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