Shell rolls out electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Indonesia

Shell has selected ABB to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities to keep up with demands in Indonesia for low-emission mobility.

ABB is deploying its Terra 54 DC (Direct Current) 50kW fast chargers for this project. ABB’s Terra 54 can charge a vehicle’s battery up from zero to 80% within 20-30 minutes, is compatible with all electric vehicles on the road and is certified to perform optimally within the environment of a petrol station.

To use the Shell Recharge facility, customers can buy a Recharge package (which includes a pastry and coffee) at Shell Select deli2go, and customer can charge their electric vehicles for 30 minutes without being charged an additional fee.

Three Shell stations in Pluit (North Jakarta), Antasari (South Jakarta), and Jagorawi (Bogor) will allow customers to quickly recharge their vehicles and support Indonesia’s transition to a future of sustainable mobility.

Through ABB Ability connected services, the company’s portfolio of digital solutions, chargers are connected to back offices, payment platforms or smart grids systems while charger status monitoring, remote diagnostics, repair and over-the-air software updates minimize downtime and keeps running costs low. 

Many regional megacities across Southeast Asia, including Jakarta, are planning to make EVs an essential part of transport to combat air pollution problems. With Southeast Asia’s investment growth for electric vehicles estimated to grow to $6 billion by 2030, countries will need to be prepared to cater to this growing demand with new charging infrastructure and electrification needs. However, the lack of EV charging infrastructure is a top concern for countries in SEA.

Indonesia, one of Southeast Asia’s largest economies, registers annual car sales of about one million units. The government aims for electric vehicles to make up at least 20% of total domestic vehicle sales by 2025, reducing the country’s reliance on imported fossil fuels and enabling Indonesia to maximize its abundant nickel reserves, a key material for making lithium-ion batteries.

In 2019, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed a presidential regulation (Pepres) No.55/2019 concerning the battery-based electric motor vehicle program for road transportation that will accelerate the development of electric cars in Indonesia. The regulation accentuated the government’s commitment to realize its ambition of becoming a major producer of electric vehicles.

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