Shell expands mobility offers to include EV charging stations, carbon offset program
Jul 07, 2022
Manila - Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation announced today the launch of the first Nature-based Solutions (NBS) Carbon Offset Service for drivers in the country, and Shell Recharge, the company’s first high-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging service in the Philippines, and the first of its kind on Philippine expressways.
Both initiatives emphasize Pilipinas Shell’s drive toward decarbonizing mobility by helping customers in avoiding, reducing, and compensating for carbon emissions, as well as its transformation toward becoming the mobility destination of choice for motorists.
“Shell is rapidly becoming the Philippines’ leading mobility company and this launch is a testament to the range of its offer to motorists,” said Istvan Kapitany, Global Executive Vice President for Shell Mobility. “The NBS Carbon Offset Service and Shell’s first EV charger in the country are among the initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and to cater to a growing number of customers whose needs are changing fast.”
“We are making sure that Shell sites will become the go-to place for all customers, whether they drive traditional or EV, thanks to an integrated offer of fuel, EV, and convenience retail. They will be mobility destinations for everyone,” Kapitany added.
The launch of Shell Recharge and Shell NBS Carbon Offset Service is part of the steps that Pilipinas Shell is undertaking to meet its goal towards a lower carbon footprint. Through these new offerings, Shell will now cater to EV users and customers who are on their carbon-offsetting journey. Shell Recharge will initially be available in Shell Mamplasan starting July and will gradually roll out to more Shell Mobility stations within the next 12 months. Shell NBS Carbon Offset Service will be available within 15 sites including Shell Mamplasan by July, with a target of 100 sites by the end of year.
Shell Recharge for EV
As a response to the growing demand for EVs, Pilipinas Shell, together with its retailers, is taking the lead in energy transition with the launch of the first Shell Recharge site in Shell Mamplasan. As the first Shell-branded charger and currently the most powerful DC high performance fast charger located along Philippine expressways, it will make charging an EV more convenient and accessible to users. It comes with two EV charging points with CCS2 connectors allowing two vehicles to charge simultaneously. With a 180-kwH charger, an average EV vehicle can recharge to optimal battery charge levels in just 30 minutes. This varies per vehicle type and their respective battery management systems.
Driving Carbon Neutral with Shell
In 2020, Pilipinas Shell became the first energy company in the Philippines to offer the NBS Carbon Offset Service to its B2B fleet customers. Now, Pilipinas Shell, together with its retailers, will make the practice of compensating for carbon emissions feasible for everyday consumers.
“By being the first Shell market in Asia to offer this particular service to everyday customers, Pilipinas Shell underscores its commitment to continue powering progress to achieve a more sustainable future,” pointed out by Pilipinas Shell Country Head Lorelie Quiambao-Osial. “These two new low-emission energy solutions encapsulate what Pilipinas Shell means when we say sustainability. It’s about providing energy in a responsible manner to our consumers so that we can minimize the impact we make on the environment while achieving a lower-carbon future,” she added.
The NBS Carbon Offset Service invites both B2B Fleet customers as well as everyday drivers, to go carbon neutral. For an additional service fee per liter, customers can opt to compensate the equivalent carbon emissions from their fuel purchase. The total number of liters purchased with carbon offsets by customers are then assigned the equivalent carbon credits from Shell’s independently verified global portfolio of Shell NBS afforestation, reforestation, and conservation projects. These carbon credits are then retired by Shell on behalf of the customer.
Pilipinas Shell President and CEO Lorelie Quiambao-Osial (middle), Shell’s General Manager for Mobility Products Pinar Mavituna (left), and Shell General Manager for Fleet Solutions Asia, Berry Wong (right), performing a ceremonial gesture towards net zero carbon emissions.
Shell recognizes Mazda Philippines for offsetting 11 tons of carbon through Shell’s Nature Based Carbon Offset service. Mazda Philippines President Steven Tan (second from right) receives the certificate of returned carbon credits. Also in the photo, from left to right: Pinar Mavituna, Shell General Manager for Mobility Products; Lorelie Quiambao-Osial, Pilipinas Shell President and CEO; Istvan Kapitany, Global EVP for Shell Mobility; Steven Tan; Berry Wong, Shell Fleet Solutions General Manager Asia
“The government will continue to provide you with the necessary and enabling support, to bring in more investments like this.” assured Patrick Aquino of the Department of Energy (3rd from left), as Shell officially launched Shell Recharge. In Photo, L-R: Randy Del Valle, Pilipinas Shell General Manager and Vice President for Mobility; Lorelie Quiambao-Osial, Pilipinas Shell President and CEO; Patrick Aquino, Department of Energy Director; Istvan Kapitany, EVP for Shell Mobility; Carol Chen, Shell SVP for Global Marketing
L-R: (Arvin Obmerga, Pilipinas Head of Shell Mobility Marketing; Carol Chen, Shell SVP for Global Marketing; Patrick Aquino, Department of Energy Secretary; Lorelie Quiambao-Osial, Pilipinas Shell President and CEO; Istvan Kapitany, EVP for Shell Mobility; Chris Ward, Coventry Motors President; Amr Adel, SVP Shell Mobility Asia; Randy Del Valle, Pilipinas Shell General Manager and VP for Mobility; Min Yih Tan, Shell SVP Mobility Network and Chairman of PSPC Board of Directors; Tracy Xie, Shell Mobility Asia Strategic Growth and E-Mobility Lead; Jolo Valdez, Pilipinas Shell Head of Innovations, New Fuels, and E-Mobility)
Pilipinas Shell General Manager and VP for Mobility Randy del Valle; Pilipinas Shell President and CEO Lorelie Quiambao-Osial; and Global EVP for Mobility Istvan Kapitany answer media questions.
Shell execs watch as a Jaguar EV is being charged at the Shell Recharge station. From L-R: Min Yih Tan, Shell SVP Mobility Network and Chairman of PSPC Board of Directors; Istvan Kapitany, Global EVP for Shell Mobility; Jolo Valdez, Pilipinas Shell Head of Innovations, New Fuels, and E-Mobility; Lorelie Quiambao-Osial, Pilipinas Shell CEO; Amr Adel, SVP Shell Mobility Asia; and Randy Del Valle, Pilipinas Shell General Manager and VP for Mobility
Pilipinas Shell President and CEO Lorelie Quiambao-Osial plugs in the first EV to be charged at the Shell Recharge station in Shell Mamplasan along SLEX.
About Pilipinas Shell
Since its establishment in the Philippines more than a hundred years ago, Pilipinas Shell continues to power the nation’s progress through its growing network of mobility stations and expanding Non-Fuels Retail offers, enabled by its integrated supply chain and strong corporate governance. Shell also supports local communities through the Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. (PSFI) by providing programs on access to energy, health, safety, education, and livelihood development. For more details on Pilipinas Shell, visit www.shell.com.ph.
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