Shell, DOE firm team for RE-powered EV chargers


Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and Shell Energy Philippines (SEPH) have signed an agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) that will roll out electric vehicle (EV) charging stations powered by renewable energy. 

The agreement looks to deploy more “Shell Recharge” EV charging stations powered by renewable energy from SEPH. 

Pilipinas Shell noted that the agreement will aid the country’s target under the Philippine Energy Plan 2020 to 2040 of a 10% EV penetration rate in corporate vehicle fleets by 2040. 

Pilipinas Shell president and CEO Lorelie Quiambao-Osial said that the group is looking forward to “more opportunities where we can support the government as we continue to power progress for Filipinos in the years to come.” 

The company said that its EV chargers can provide “end-to-end low carbon solution for EV drivers from a sustainable power source,” – and that in line with the earlier agreement with the DOE, targets the conduct of a pilot study of EVs supplied by renewable energy like solar. 

The earlier agreement with DOE and the two Shell companies involves the study of the supply, installation, and operation of the planned EV charging stations. 

Data from the study will serve as a benchmark for Shell to develop and roll out the Shell EV charging network in its existing and future mobility stations. The study will also provide opportunities for Shell to give recommendations to the DOE for the EV industry development and use of RE for EV. 

For Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla said that the recent partnership with Shell is a “sound testament of their resoluteness in maximizing value creation while contributing to global climate change mitigation.