8/19/2019, 8:48 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Shell launches electric chargers in Singapore

Ten service stations out of 57 Royal Dutch Shell Plc's units in Singapore are introducing charging points for electric vehicles. The company said on Monday that it installed the first one at a unit in Sengkang. The device is a fast version with direct current and the capacity of 50 kilowatts.

The Anglo-Dutch fossil fuel giant's project is called Shell Recharge. The island state is the first market in Southeast Asia to implement the technology. Earlier, the utility rolled out chargers in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and China. It said the plan is to get the service working in Singapore by October. The country has a low count of electric cars, only 1,100, and mostly slow chargers.

Drivers will pay S$0.55 ($0.40) per kilowatt, according to the announcement. The battery can be juiced up to 80% in half an hour.

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