The derelict Crowood Petrol Station next to the dual carriageway on the Cumbernauld Road as you enter the wee town of Chryston on the edge of Glasgow (Image: byronv2 via Flickr)

Shell and Total Plan Electric Charging at Service Stations

Shell and Total plan electric charging at service stations, but BP’s Aral pushes back

The rapid charger with three standard charging points draws its power from solar panels (Image: Borough of Poole)

The UK government has said that it wants to ‘ensure there is provision of electric charge points’ at large fuel retailers. Oil giant Shell has said it will install charging points at petrol stations in the UK and the Netherlands, and rival Total has said it will do the same in France.

However, Aral, part of oil giant BP and the largest petrol station chain in Germany with 2,500 service stations, is much less enthusiastic about installing electric charging at its own stations.

Read more: Autovista Intelligence

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