Pilipinas Shell launches first electric vehicle charging facility, carbon offset program

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About Jaguar electric vehicles

If someone is wondering about the feasibility of electric vehicles in the country, you can say that it is definitely improving day by day. The most obvious issue – the problem of extended range – is being addressed on many fronts by better battery technology and power harvesting from the OEM side, while the lack of charging infrastructure is also being resolved slowly.

Although Jaguar Philippines is still in the early stages of consumer adoption of electric vehicles, progress is being made, from more supportive legislation and policies to the establishment of regular charging facilities. 

As reported by Autofun Philippines, by all signs, last Thursday was a huge win for the electric vehicle industry, as Pilipinas Shell, which has a network of 1,100 “mobile stations” in the country, took the historic step of taking introduced its first electric vehicle charging facility. Located in Shell Mamplasan Expanse on the northbound lane of the South Luzon Expressway (or SLEx), the Titan 180 kWh 300 Amp High Power Charger with CCS2 connector will be able to power two compatible electric vehicles simultaneously. 

What Shell has told us

According to Shell, the DC charger is the most powerful of its kind and can fully charge a vehicle from low battery state to “optimal battery charge” in under 30 minutes. For this service, the customer is charged P65 per minute. Now, if you multiply that by 30, that’s P1,950 to get your full EV range – certainly much less than charging your typical internal combustion engine car with fossil fuels.

Branded Shell Recharge, the service will gradually roll out in more places over the next 12 months – and beyond. In an exclusive interview with “Velocity,” Pilipinas Shell vice president and general manager for mobility, Randy Del Valle, revealed that as many as eight terminals could offer service by the end of the year.

In addition to Shell Recharge, Pilipinas Shell presented another program that aligns with its vision for decarbonization mobility. Now, the brand’s carbon offsetting service called Nature-based Solutions (NBS) is available to retail customers.

In 2020, Shell becomes the first energy company in the Philippines to provide (services) to its B2B fleet customers. Now, everyday consumers can offset their carbon footprint from vehicles using ICE.

Low-emission energy solutions

Lorelie Quiambao-Osial, Country Manager for Pilipina Shell, is the first Shell Marketplace in Asia to offer this specific service to customers on a daily basis, underscoring its commitment to continuing to evolve the supply chain process. Fuel to achieve a more sustainable future. These two new low-emission energy solutions sum up what Pilipinas Shell means for sustainability. It’s about responsibly delivering energy to consumers so they can reduce their environmental impact while achieving a low-carbon future, she added.

Del Valle continued with this writer:

NBS’s carbon offsetting service (as we’ve noticed) customers in the Philippines really want to make sure they’re really zero. It gives everyone the chance to be. Every time a customer fills up with Shell gas, they can offset their fuel consumption. 

What does all this mean? Because the fuel comes from petroleum, there is carbon that is actually for the development of the fuel. So to keep you from being real, they give you an offset. If you buy credits, you can offset that carbon by helping to plant forests around the world – the equivalent of natural gas. whether you have consumed.

This goal of eliminating carbon emissions is of course achieved by “investing” in carbon sinks in nature such as forests. In terms of the total liters the customer purchases with carbon offsets, people will assign them for carbon equivalents from Shell NBS’s independently verified global portfolio of reforestation projects, reforestation and conservation. Shell would withdraw these credits on behalf of the customer. They can make voluntary donations of 2.50 pesos per liter of fuel at participating Shell stations.

What to support

There are many forests in the world that they support. There are different places in South America and here in Asia. And then for the Philippines, they continue to explore some places where they can do that too, he added.

In tandem with Shell Recharge, this carbon offset reinforces the company’s drive for mobile decarbonization. To realize it, they are planning to hold the principle of “helping customers avoid, and reduce and offset carbon emissions. What’s more, they also transform it to become the driver’s chosen travel destination”.

Istvan Kapitany, global executive vice president of Shell Mobility, said Shell is quickly becoming the Philippines’ leading mobility company. And, this launch is a testament to the breadth of offering motorist cars.

Conclusion

Shell’s first NBS Carbon Offset Service and EV charger in the country are part of the initiatives. And they are to reduce carbon emissions and meet a growing number of customers with rapidly changing needs… They ensure that Shell locations become the go-to place for all customers. Whether they drive electric or traditional electric vehicles, thanks to integrated fuel, electric and electric vehicle retail offers. They will be the travel destination for everyone.

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