Shell and Nissan have officially launched their new Formula E partnership at a ceremony at the Nissan Crossing in Tokyo. This is an exciting new partnership for Shell, which has been involved in motorsports for more than a century.
The alliance with Nissan and the all-electric racing series will help Shell to further develop its new energy and mobility solutions. Shell is partnering with Nissan because it shares Shell’s vision to improve the driving experience for EV drivers, helping to make them more attractive to motorists.
As part of the newly developed partnership, Nissan and Shell plan to explore opportunities to provide greater performance to the team in their ambition to win championships.
“We share Nissan and Formula E’s desire to deliver technological innovations from the racetrack to the road, so all electric vehicle drivers can benefit from them,” Istvàn Kapitàny, Executive Vice President Retail at Royal Dutch Shell said. “We are increasingly charging electric vehicles at forecourts, homes and workplaces, while developing specialised lubricants for electric motors. This partnership will help us to develop more and cleaner mobility solutions.”
Shell is exploring how best to serve an increasing number of electric vehicles drivers, both on and beyond its forecourts. A growing number of our retail stations in the UK, the Netherlands and China are offering the ‘Shell Recharge’ fast-charging service, which takes only around 30 minutes to fully charge an electric vehicle.
We also acquired NewMotion, one of Europe’s largest electric-vehicle charging providers, in 2017, and we are working with them to develop more flexible charging solutions.
In 2018, we began offering super-fast chargers that take around 10 minutes to charge the next-generation of electric vehicles, making them up to three times faster than any other charger currently available. Installing these high-powered fast chargers at 80 stations in Europe, in partnership with charging network operator IONITY, will also help make electric vehicle drivers’ journeys more convenient and comfortable.
These initiatives are part of Shell’s wider drive to provide more and cleaner energy solutions around the world.