Premier Group works with Shell on EV charging

Shell Recharge enables most electric vehicles to be charged in approximately 30 minutes.
Credit: Ed Robinson/Shell
In October, Shell announced the launch of its first electric vehicle charging points at three UK forecourts based in London, Surrey and Derby. The Shell Recharge service enables most electric vehicles to be charged in approximately 30 minutes.
By the end of the year, the service will be offered to a further seven locations within Greater London and Reading with the construction division of the Premier Group being responsible for the enabling works for the installation of Shell’s electrical vehicle (EV) charging service in the UK.
The Swansea-based Premier Group has been appointed as civils contractor for eight of the 10 trial sites. The company will co-ordinate all of the enabling works from pre-start meetings to final sign off for the installation of new e-charger units at these sites. The scope of works for the sites includes trenching and ducting to enable the units to be powered, tarmac services, as well as decorative and white lining works.
In addition to Shell, Premier Group’s construction division works with many other major national brands including Esso, Rontec, BP, MRH, Asda and Tesco.
“This is an extremely exciting project to be a part of as we see electrical vehicle charging really take off thanks to the Shell Recharge service, said Steve Evans, managing director of the construction division of The Premier Group,
“The UK has ambitions to develop one of the best electric vehicle charging networks in the world and our work with Shell is helping to contribute to this.”