Shell Oman launches its first mobility hub with electric vehicle (EV) charging and Shell Café
Feb 20, 2022
Muscat − Shell Oman Marketing Company has launched its first electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Oman, located at Al Bandar Service Station in Seeb. It has supplemented the existing fuel station with a fast electric charging point, catering to the EV owners in the capital.
The new Shell Recharge service will enable customers to charge their EVs speedily and to enjoy seamless drives within and around the city. Already featuring an environmentally sustainable design with built-in solar panels on the Shell Select store, the service station is now also equipped with a 50kW electric charging point.
Along with a comfortable waiting area and the Shell Select convenience store, the site also includes the newest Shell Café, Shell’s own in-house coffee brand, which is being launched in a growing number of countries around the world.
While at the inaugural ceremony, István Kapitány, Global Executive Vice President of Shell Mobility said, “Shell has a proud tradition of supporting Oman’s drivers and making their journeys better with products like our premium Shell V-Power fuels and great convenience offers. I’m pleased to be opening the next chapter of Shell’s history in Oman with the introduction of Shell Recharge to our forecourts. We’ve designed the Al Bandar hub to offer an EV charging experience that is as convenient and comfortable as possible. By integrating a Shell Café, we’re also offering drivers the opportunity to recharge themselves as well as their EVs. Ultimately, the goal of Shell Mobility is to provide everything our customers need while they’re on the road, and this new location is a first step in doing exactly that.”
Expressing his delight with the launch of the new Shell Recharge at Al Bandar service station, Dr. Mohammed Al Balushi, CEO, Shell Oman, said, “The Shell Recharge at Al Banadar service station marks a first in our EV roadmap and it will redefine EV charging in Oman. As a leading player in our sector, Shell Oman will contribute expertise in energy transition to support Oman’s Carbon Control Target Plan which is rooted in the Oman Vision 2040. It remains our endeavor to collaborate with the relevant authorities and stakeholders to realise the goals of the National Energy Strategy and accelerate the gradual transition to a lower carbon economy and an energy matrix with lower carbon emissions. At the same time, the introduction of Shell Café proves our commitment to the development of our network and improvement of our offer. We want to provide our customers with the best possible experience, so our Shell Café hospitable environment will provide them with a comfortable rest and refresh before their onward journey.”
While 2021 proved to be a game-changer in EV sales globally, Oman, with a growing choice of new electric car brands, is expected to witness a corresponding growth in the future. This would augur well for companies investing in charging points that are compatible with all EVs, like Shell’s electric charging point at Al Bandar. Shell is committed to not only provide cleaner energy solutions that are environmentally sustainable, but also generate better awareness to greener alternatives in the community.
Launch of ShellRecharge in Oman
First EV charging point in Shell Service Station Al Bandar
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About Shell Oman Marketing Company
Shell Oman Marketing Company is a publicly listed company on Muscat Securities Market. Shell Oman operates in a multi downstream-business structure providing Retail, Commercial, Lubricants, Marine, Bitumen and Aviation fuel products and services in Oman. The company owns and operates the only ISO-certified lubricants blending plant of its kind in Mina Al Fahal which produces Made-in-Oman Shell-branded lubricants for local and regional markets. Shell Oman excels in its commitment to local talent development, with almost 96% Omanisation rate across the workforce, including the senior management level. The Company works to meet the Sultanate’s growing energy demands, and contributing to its prosperity in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner, by operating safely and creating sustainable value for the Omani community.
Burair Al Lawati
GM – Corporate Relations and Business Development
Shell Oman Marketing Company
Phone: +968 24570200