Shell has partnered electric vehicle (EV) charging subscription provider Onto, offering users access to over 3,400 UK chargepoints.
This partnership allows Onto customers to charge at over 100 Shell Recharge chargepoints as well as giving them access to the remaining chargepoints through its 17 network partners at no extra cost to their monthly subscription.
These network partners include Char.gy, ESB and ESB Group, EV-Box, Fastned, Franklin Energy, Gronn Kontakt, NewMotion, Osprey Charging and Porsche among others.
The subscription includes over 950 rapid chargepoints, including the Shell Recharge and IONITY network of 350kW chargepoints as well as Shell Recharge rapid and high-powered chargers, which it claims are powered by 100% certified renewable energy sources.
Shell Recharge cards have now been issued to existing Onto subscribers and cards are also being sent to new customers to allow them to access the network.
Customers are able to find their nearest charging station using an online map or via the ‘chargers’ button in the Onto app.
Sarah Llewelyn, head of Shell Fleet Solutions, said that providing Onto customers with access to Shell's network offers them "accessible and convenient charging solutions on the go", with Shell hoping that it can "help make their electrification journey as seamless as possible".
In 2019, the O&G major claimed a UK first by installing a 150kW ultra-rapid electric vehicle charger on a petrol station forecourt in London.
Rob Jolly, co-founder and CEO at Onto, said the company is "hugely excited" to be partnering with Shell to offer its customers "even greater access and choice when it comes to charging their electric vehicle on the go".