BYD Europe B.V. and Shell EV Charging Solutions B.V. (Shell) have announced they will provide at least 100,000 BYD battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (EV) customers in Europe with fast, convenient, and reliable EV charging from Shell Recharge. Customers will receive an exclusive Shell Recharge network platinum membership that offers discounted charging at Shell’s fast and ultra-fast DC charging locations.
Shell Recharge will offer BYD customers access to over 300,000 charge points across Europe through Shell’s growing network of charge points at Shell stations, mobility hubs, destination, and on-street locations and one of Europe’s largest roaming networks.
Business customers that purchase BYD vehicles to electrify their fleets can also access EV charging through the Shell Card. Shell Fleet Solutions provides business customers with a wide range of products and services to manage their fleets efficiently and sustainably, including the hybrid Shell Card, a single payment solution that covers invoicing for traditional fuels, EV charging and alternative lower-carbon fuels.
István Kapitány, Global Executive Vice President of Shell Mobility, said: “We are pleased to be working with BYD in many key areas of e-mobility through a global collaboration that spans from China to India and across Europe. Through our European collaboration, we want to help BYD customers to drive as many electric miles as possible with our expansive Shell Recharge network.”
Michael Shu, General Manager and Managing Director, BYD Europe and International Cooperation Division, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Shell to offer BYD customers exclusive membership to leading public charging solutions. Through this agreement, our customers will have access to an expansive network of chargers across Europe, offering highly favourable rates. BYD is committed to an electric future, and our partnership further reduces the running costs of an electric car.”
In March 2022, Shell and BYD signed a strategic cooperation agreement to help accelerate the energy transition and improve charging experiences for BYD’s EV customers. In China, Shell and BYD formed an EV charging joint venture that currently operates more than 10,000 charge points in Shenzhen, with the goal of expanding the network to other cities.