Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation announced the launch of the first Nature-based Solutions (NBS) Carbon Credit Service for drivers in the country, and Shell Recharge, the company’s first high-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging service in the Philippines, the first of its kind on Philippine expressways.

Both initiatives emphasise Pilipinas Shell’s drive toward decarbonising mobility, by helping customers in avoiding, reducing, and compensating for carbon emissions, enabling Shell forecourts to be the mobility destination of choice for motorists.

“Shell is rapidly becoming the Philippines’ leading mobility company, and this launch is a testament to the range of its offer to motorists,” said Istvan Kapitany, Global Executive Vice President for Shell Mobility. “The NBS Carbon Credit Service and Shell’s first EV charger in the country are among the initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and to cater to a growing number of customers whose needs are changing fast.”

“We are making sure that Shell sites will become the go-to place for all customers, whether they drive traditional or electric vehicles, thanks to an integrated offer of fuel, EV charging points, and convenience retail” Kapitany added.

The launch of Shell Recharge and Shell NBS Carbon Credit Service is part of the steps that Pilipinas Shell is undertaking to meet its goal towards a lower carbon footprint. Through these new offerings, Shell will now cater to EV users, and help customers to offset the transport emissions that are less easy to avoid. Shell Recharge will initially be available in Shell Mamplasan starting July, and will gradually roll out to more Shell Mobility stations within the next 12 months. Shell NBS Carbon Credit Service will be available within 15 sites including Shell Mamplasan by July, with a target of 100 sites by the end of year.

As a response to the growing demand for EVs, Pilipinas Shell, together with its retailers, is taking the lead in energy transition with the launch of the first Shell Recharge site in Shell Mamplasan. As the first Shell-branded charger and currently the most powerful DC high performance fast charger located along Philippine expressways, it will make charging an EV more convenient and accessible to users. It comes with two EV charging points with CCS2 connectors allowing two vehicles to charge simultaneously. With a 180 kwH charger, an average EV vehicle can recharge to optimal battery charge levels in just 30 minutes. This varies per vehicle type and their respective battery management systems.

“By being the first Shell market in Asia to offer this particular service to everyday customers, Pilipinas Shell emphasises its commitment to continue powering progress to achieve a more sustainable future,” pointed out Pilipinas Shell Country Head Lorelie Quiambao-Osial.

In 2020, Pilipinas Shell became the first energy company in the Philippines to offer the NBS Carbon Credit Service to its fleet customers. Now, Pilipinas Shell, together with its retailers, will make carbon credit available for everyday consumers. For an additional service fee per litre, customers can opt to compensate the equivalent carbon emissions from their fuel purchase. The total number of litres purchased with carbon credits by customers are then assigned the equivalent credits from Shell’s independently verified global portfolio of Shell NBS afforestation, reforestation, and conservation projects. These carbon credits are then retired by Shell on behalf of the customer.

About Pilipinas Shell

Since its establishment in the Philippines more than a hundred years ago, Pilipinas Shell continues to power the nation’s progress through its growing network of mobility stations and expanding Non-Fuels Retail offers, enabled by its integrated supply chain and strong corporate governance. Shell also supports local communities through the Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. (PSFI) by providing programs on access to energy, health, safety, education, and livelihood development. For more details on Pilipinas Shell, visit www.shell.com.ph.

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