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Shell, Sino Group and Halo Energy establish fastest EV station in Hong Kong, largest in Tsim Sha Tsui

Compatible with different electric vehicle brands, promotes use of electric vehicles to contribute net-zero emissions targets

Shell Hong Kong Limited (“Shell”), Sino Group (“Sino”) and , Halo Energy Limited (“Halo”), an innovation and technology company in Hong Kong, are expanding the coverage of the electric vehicle (“EV”) charging stations to encourage green transport and promote sustainable development in the region. Together, they have established the fastest universal EV charging station – Shell Recharge station in China Hong Kong City (“CHKC”). Compatible with different EV brands to cater to increasingly diverse user demand, Shell, Sino and Halo are working together to lead the industry proactively reduce carbon emissions.

As EVs become ubiquitous, expansion and upgrading of charging facilities is of paramount importance in fostering the long-term development of existing properties. Following the opening of the first ever Shell Recharge EV charging station in Fanling, the second Shell Recharge charging station was established in Sino Group’s property CHKC, and came into operation in early May providing four rapid direct current (DC) chargers for all EV brands in Hong Kong. Complementing Halo’s patent distribution system, one of the chargers operates at a speed of 300kW meaning that an EV can be fully charged within 15[1] minutes making it the fastest of its kind in Hong Kong. Together with Halo’s 40 semi-quick charging stations, CHKC now hosts the most EV charging stations in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, affording EV drivers enhanced convenience with an optimal charging experience.

Shell is staying true to its mission of actualizing sustainability initiatives to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050. Shell’s brand-new facility at its Airport (Cargo Terminal) Station will commence operations in Q2 2022. The latest initiative marks Hong Kong’s first service station with both EV charging and conventional fuel facilities. Shell will become the first gasoline company in Hong Kong to offer a comprehensive EV charging network.

Ms. Anne Yu, Managing Director of Shell Hong Kong Limited, said, “Shell will spare no effort to help the city achieve its aim of reducing carbon emissions to actualise low-carbon transport. We are privileged to work with Sino and Halo to establish the fastest EV charging station in the territory by consolidating every party’s asset thereby leading the industry towards supporting the HKSAR government’s plans for enhanced EV adoption. In the near term, we will collaborate with more car factories and stakeholders to provide more than 300 Shell Recharge charging points across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. More Shell Recharge Stations will be set up in Sino’s properties as well with an end-year target, providing EV drivers with different speeds of charging stations to speed up the transition towards net zero emissions in Hong Kong.

Ms. Bella Chhoa, Director – Asset Management of Sino Group remarked, “Sino Group holds a firm belief that innovation and technology are key to sustainability, and has been actively working with industry peers as well as start-ups with a focus on this aspect. We are pleased to collaborate with Shell and start-up company, Halo, on this project to work around challenges faced in the installation of additional charging facilities in existing buildings, through the adoption of the refined electric vehicle charging and management system. In alignment with the government’s key environmental protection policies, we believe that a comprehensive network of charging stations is crucial to promoting the wide adoption of electric vehicles. To this end, increasing electric vehicle charging stations will be a key focus of Sino Property Services in promoting sustainability in property management. In the future, we will further expand the coverage of electric vehicle charging stations at our properties. It is estimated that the number of chargers will see a substantial increase of 67% to over 1,400 in 2022, in an effort to encourage the use of green transportation in the wider community.”

Mr. Martin Tsang, CEO and Founder of Halo, shared, “Halo has proactively enhanced charging services through the integration of local science research and global charging technologies. We are proud to establish the fastest charging station in Hong Kong in the city’s core business area – China Hong Kong City. With charging speeds that can provide 200km mileage in as little as 15 minutes, an equivalent of three back-and-forth journeys from CHKC and the Airport, the Station will provide the convenience of fast charging that is as expedient and intuitive as filling-up at a petrol station. Furthermore, Halo’s patented Load Management electric distribution system facilitates large- or even full-area EV charging coverage with minimal adjustment to existing parking bay configurations and reduced energy intensity, making it a convenient and efficient model for the future proliferation of EVs.”

[1] New EVs models that are able to support faster transmission speed will be able to charge from 20% to 80% in 15 minutes.

SOURCE: Sino Group

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