If it doesn't sell petrol, but, leaving that aside, what a positive announcement from Shell. If ever there were an indicator of the gathering momentum for EVs and the required infrastructure, then an oil giant announcing a fossil-fuel free services station must be it.
Admittedly, it's early days, but the vision of a refuelling hub, powered by renewable energy, with battery storage onsite surely represents a cleaner, more sustainable future.
And whilst they're at it, can Shell please speak to the people running Gloucester Services, and get some of those cakes...
Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to open Britain’s first “no-petrol” service station in the capital next year as part of its drive towards cleaner motoring. The forecourt is expected to offer motorists biofuels, electric vehicle charge points and hydrogen cell refuelling instead of traditional petrol and diesel pumps. Meanwhile, the buildings are due to be powered by renewable energy from solar panels on the forecourt roof. Sources close to the Anglo-Dutch oil giant told The Telegraph that a central London site had been chosen, but the project was still at a very early stage. A spokesman for Shell declined to comment.