Shell likes EV charging so much, it bought the company—or a company. In March, Shell USA closed on its purchase of San Francisco-based Volta Inc., an EV infrastructure company that operates a network of 3,000 charging stalls in 31 states, as well as a pipeline of 3,400 new locations.
Shell has set a global ambition to own more than 70,000 public EV charge points worldwide by 2025 and 200,000 by 2030. Barbara Stoyko is leading the charge in the United States through the company’s Shell Recharge program.
“As a leading mobility retailer, Shell is uniquely positioned to provide the infrastructure and fuels needed today and in the future for North American consumers with all vehicle types,” said Stoyko, senior vice president, mobility Americas at Shell. “The Volta acquisition complements Shell’s destination charging plans, which is part of our strategy to offer customers accessible and convenient charging at a variety of businesses, including Shell retail sites, consumer destinations and EV charging hubs across North America.”