Toureen powers up for Shell’s first electric only station

Aaron Morby 3 years ago
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Toureen Group has started work on Shell’s first dedicated all EV hub in west London.

First time that Shell has converted an entirely traditional fuels site to an entirely electric site
First time that Shell has converted an entirely traditional fuels site to an entirely electric site

The firm, which boasts a long track record building petrol forecourts, is converting a conventional fuel service stations into an electric vehicle charging hub that will feature 10 high-powered, 175kW charge points.

These ultra-rapid charge points can deliver power up to three times faster than rapid 50kW chargers, which typically charge from 0-80% in 30 minutes.

The project, which is designed by Yorkshire architect Bowman Riley, will include a small Waitrose and Costa Coffee shop for drivers to relax while charging up their vehicles.

First of next generation charging hubs arrive

In another Shell UK first, the design features two prefabricated timber glulam canopies sourced from sustainable forests to create the structure for a solar array above.

These BI-PV solar panels allow natural light to pass through the canopy, protect customers from inclement weather and generate renewable energy.

The scheme also incorporates a fully sustainable drainage strategy through the use of permeable paving and underground attenuation tanks.

The new hub will open later this year or in early 2022.

 

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