One of the worlds largest fossil fuel companies have purchased its first electric car charging company
Fossil fuel company Shell has announced their purchase of electric vehicle charging company NewMotion. NewMotion has over 30,000 electric car charging stations throughout Europe. NewMotion specializes in turning parking spaces into charging points for electric cars. Shell is looking towards the future and understands the regulations on combustion engines in the next 5 to 15 years.
Electric cars have become extremely popular in the United Kingdom and new regulations on petroleum have been in the works thus prompting the Dutch company Shell to consider its future. A Few days after Shell purchased NewMotion, Shell is wasting no time and has already set up electric car charging stations.
Electric car owners first choice of charging their car is probably not at a gas station but with more electric charging stations it will be a benefit. It will take time for electric car owners to get used to the shell logo but with shell being a leader in the power industry it wont take long.
Unlike the United States based gasoline companies such as Chevron and Exxon, Shell has been forced to take a new perspective on the future. The United states does not have as many regulations on fossil fuels as Europe. The first three charging points shell set up are in London, Surrey, and Derby. Shell plans to complete 7 more charging stations by the end of 2017.
Shell has made it clear they recognize that electric vehicles are part of the future of transportation in the United Kingdom and around the world.