D he topic of electric mobility endangers the business model of the mineral oil companies. Shell is going on the offensive and also wants to install charging stations at its filling stations, reports Spiegel Online. Initially, the company wants to offer charging stations at filling stations in Great Britain and the Netherlands, Spiegel Online quotes John Abbott, the manager responsible for refining and sales. Other countries could follow. Abbott expects the greatest demand for e-charging stations in urban areas. He didn't want to say how many stations Shell wants to upgrade.
More shop business through waiting time
Abbott assumes that the transition from internal combustion engines to electric drives will take decades, but apparently sees a growing need for charging stations.
The Shell manager is also hoping for a small additional business in the catering area of petrol stations: So far, charging processes for electric vehicles have taken significantly longer than conventional refueling. Any additional coffee sold should only have a slightly positive effect on the annual balance.