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Shell opens its first EV charging station in Indonesia

  • Norman Harsono
    Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, April 5, 2021   /  12:59 pm
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An attendant charges an electric car at Shell's EV charging station in North Jakarta in this undated picture. The Anglo-Dutch oil and gas giant aims to operate 500,000 such stations globally by 2025.(Shell/Handout)

Royal Dutch Shell has opened an electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Jakarta, the oil supermajor’s first in Indonesia, to test the waters of the local EV market. The launch makes Shell the third oil and gas company to open a commercial EV charging station in Indonesia, after state-owned Pertamina in December 2018 and PT Medco Energi Internasional in February 2021. The latter two companies are Indonesian. Read also: Pertamina launches Green Energy Station Shell wrote in a statement on March 31 that the singular fast charging station at its gas station in North Jakarta, with a 50-kilowatt (kW) capacity, could fully charge a car in less than an hour. Stations with a capacity below 22 kW take hours to charge and are categorized as slow charging stations under International Energy Agency (IEA) standards. “This is proof of our commitment to always support the [I...