SHELL RECHARGE HIGHLIGHTS E-MOBILITY AMBITION VIA TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF BERLIN E-PRIX

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  • 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix will see Shell Recharge showcase the scale of fast charging technology and increase uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) at the Berlin races in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Shell Recharge aims to operate over 500,000 charge points by 2025 and 2.5 million by 2030
  • Partnership aligns to ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s purpose of accelerating the development and availability of EVs and EV charging infrastructure to decarbonise urban areas and transport systems

London, Berlin & Riyadh: Shell Recharge today announce their title sponsorship of the 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix. The double-header of races in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place in the German capital this weekend on 14 and 15 May.

The race sponsorship supports  Shell Recharge’s ambition to be a leader In EV charging,  operating over 500,000 charge points by 2025 and 2,500,00 charge points by 2030, and is  aligned to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s core purpose of accelerating the awareness and uptake of EVs to help decarbonise transport and urban areas.

“We share Formula E’s desire to deliver technological innovations from the racetrack to the road, so all electric vehicle drivers can benefit from them,” István Kapitány, Global Executive Vice President Shell Mobility said. “Similar to Formula E, Shell Recharge has seen a huge surge in popularity across multiple markets, with the installation of a new charging point on average every 20 minutes, with plans to accelerate this roll out in the future.”

Matt Scammell, Chief Commercial Officer, Formula E, said:

“The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship offers a unique platform for global enterprises like Shell Recharge to showcase the positive progress being made in e-mobility solutions.

“The expansion of Shell Recharge’s fast-charging infrastructure around the world is good news for consumers who are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

“The 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix will be viewed in more than 150 countries around the world and engage fans in the conversation on social media, increasing awareness of e-mobility solutions and encouraging positive changes in behavour.”

Today’s announcement builds upon Shell’s experience within motorsport and close collaboration with teams and manufactures, including two current Formula E teams –Nissan e.dams and Mahindra Racing – to help develop the most sustainable and innovative charging points that can be taken straight from the track and adopted by consumers.

Eleven teams and 22 drivers will race at the Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit in the 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix.

About Shell Recharge

Shell Recharge is Shell’s global electric vehicles (EV) charging offer for drivers. Our home and workplace chargers and network of on-the-go charging stations, along with the Shell Recharge app, are designed to make driving an EV as comfortable and convenient as possible.Shell currently operates almost 90,000 public and private charge points worldwide and offers EV drivers close to 9,000 public charge points at forecourts, on-street locations, mobility hubs and at destinations like supermarkets. In addition, drivers can also access around 400,000 charge points through growing roaming networks in Europe as well as the U.S. and Canada.

About Formula E and the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

As the world’s first all-electric FIA World Championship and the only sport certified net zero carbon since inception, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship brings dramatic racing to the heart of some of the world’s most iconic cities providing an elite motorsport platform for the world’s leading automotive manufacturers to accelerate electric vehicle innovation.

The Formula E network of teams, manufacturers, partners, broadcasters, and host cities are united by a passion for the sport and belief in its potential to accelerate sustainable human progress and create a better future for people and planet.

About ABB

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energises the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.