Shell launches its first electric vehicle charging hub in Oman

Muscat: Shell Oman Marketing Company has launched its first electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Oman, located at Al Bandar Service Station in Seeb. It has supplemented the existing fuel station with a fast electric charging point, catering to the EV owners in the capital.

The new ShellRecharge service will enable 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 50kW electric charging point.

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

While at the inaugural ceremony, István Kapitány, Global Executive Vice President of Shell Mobility said, “Shell has a proud tradition of supporting Oman’s drivers and making their journeys better with products like our premium Shell V-Power fuels and great convenience offers. I’m pleased to be opening the next chapter of Shell’s history in Oman with the introduction of ShellRecharge 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 Café, we’re also offering drivers the opportunity to recharge themselves as well as their EVs. Ultimately, the goal of Shell Mobility is to provide everything our customers need while they’re on the road, and this new location is a first step in doing exactly that.”

Expressing his delight with the launch of the new ShellRecharge at Al Bandar service station, Dr Mohammed Al Balushi, CEO, Shell Oman, said, “The ShellRecharge 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 endeavour to collaborate with the relevant authorities and stakeholders to realise 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. At the same time, the introduction of Shell Café proves our commitment to the development of our network and the improvement of our offer. We want to provide our customers with the best possible experience, so our Shell Café hospitable environment will provide them with a comfortable rest and refreshment before their onward journey.”

While 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 corresponding growth in the future. This would augur well for companies investing in charging points that are compatible with all EVs, like Shell’s electric charging point at Al Bandar. Shell is committed to not only providing cleaner energy solutions that are environmentally sustainable but also generating better awareness of greener alternatives in the community.