Shell Polska assumes that the first few Ionity ultra-fast chargers for electric vehicles will be launched in 2021, said Oleksandr Koliakin, GM for the retail market for Central and Eastern Europe at the Shell Group. Ultimately, 10 of them are to be built in Poland.
“By the end of 2021, we will definitely have the first Ionity charger in operation, and hopefully there will be more, but we are still struggling with obtaining grid connection conditions,” said Koliakin.
He added that the plan is also going to build a network of heavy transport LNG stations, of which eight are to be built in Poland. So far, there are two of them, in Bielany Wrocławskie and in Świecko, and another one is to be launched this year in Piotrków Trybunalski. Other planned locations are Iłowa, Jędrzychowice and Poznań.
The Dutch-British concern Shell is the largest fuel company in the world. It has been present in Poland since 1992 and is the fourth largest operator of petrol stations – at the end of 2020, the company managed a network of 423 stations.