Wow! What a year it has been. Time to celebrate our impressive charging milestones.
Discover our 2022Recharge Review
We’ve collectively charged 101,279,200 kWhs, that is enough to bake...
cookies this holiday season.
more than last year. That’s a lot of cookie dough.
That's how many times we plugged in to charge throughout 2022.
more than last year. Wow, electrifying!
of our charging sessions were charged publicly, on the street, and on-the-go.
more than last year. We love an adventure.
This year we have charged for a total of 2,090,696,000 minutes.
That’s the equivalent of watching a classic festive film...
times. That's dedication.
This year we have travelled to 20,604 cities across Europe.
more than last year. You are true globetrotters.
Amsterdam Rotterdam & The Haag
are our top cities. Have you been?
We are proud of every single one of our Shell Recharge drivers.
A round up of our impressive charging milestonesWow, what a year
We collectively charged 100 million kWs. With that same energy, we estimate you could bake a whopping 2.4 billion cookies.
That is 110% more than last year and enough for everybody in Europe to have 5 cookies each.
We plugged in to charge 5.5 million times throughout 2022.
That is 104% more than last year and equivalent to the population of Barcelona.
64% of our charging sessions were charged on-the-go.
That’s 107% more than last year. Germany has taken top spot and accelerated the most, with 72% of charging taking place on public charge points.
We charged for a total of 2 billion minutes, which is 34.8 million hours, or 1.4 million days.
That’s the equivalent of watching your favourite festive film 19.9 million times. The average charge time came in at around 6.29 hours.
We have travelled to 20,604 cities across Europe.
The number of cities visited is 52% more than last year. EV drivers love the Netherlands, with Amsterdam, Rotterdam & The Haag being the top charging cities.
But that’s not it,we have more wow worthy stats to celebrate:
The total kWs charged could drive you 400 million kms.
That's the equivalent of travelling 10,109 times around the world in an EV, or driving 38,638 times between Amsterdam and Singapore.
Our total kWs could also make 3 billion cups of tea.
That's the equivalent of filling 740 Olympic swimming pools.
Our total kWs could light 2 million light bulbs for 1 year.
That's the equivalent of 46,246 light bulbs for 5 decades. It could also charge your phone 10 billion times.
An impressive and progressive year for EV charging.
The ending of the year is the perfect opportunity to reflect, and celebrate the invisible milestones our drivers have accomplished together. And, wow! What a year it has been. Recharge Review brilliantly showcases the impressive numbers we have reached with our everyday charging. We are so proud and wish to say thanks to every single one of our charging community. Every time an EV driver plugs in to charge, they are also contributing to our e-mobility progress. Let’s continue to lead and accelerate our EV journey today, tomorrow and the future. Bring on the new year.
Recharge review is an annual “wrap up” that looks at the stats and data of drivers using the Shell Recharge network with one of, or both, a Shell Recharge charge card and app. As the year comes to a close, we like to reflect on the impressive milestones each of our drivers has reached individually, plus our collective achievements as a community.
Where possible, we have defined our exact audience. In most cases, we have included app data from UK, France, Netherlands and Germany. In some cases, where specified, we may refer to the entire network.
We have been talking a lot about our recent milestone, of reaching 500,000 app users. It is worth noting, this number refers to app users across the entire network, so that includes all 35 countries where we are active.
The data used is from 1-1-2022 until 01-12-2022. We used data from the start of the year up until this date, as the campaign started before the year ends.
We’ve sent the review to customers that have opted in for marketing e-mails. If you have charged more than 50 kWh this year, you will have received the personal Recharge Review. If you have charged less than that, you will have received the email containing our collectively charging highlights, which is equally impressive.
The numbers we are sharing such as kwhs, charge session and cities we have visited are taken from Shell Recharge user data for 2022. The comparable metrics have been created with by our business intelligence experts. We used real data points with some assumed averages or widely accepted values.
For example, for the distance around the earth, we have used the distance around the earth at the equator.
When calculating how many cookies you can bake, the average power of an oven (2.1 kWh) is used. We calculated that you could make 50 cookies per hour by baking batches of 10 for 12 minutes. The calculation to find 1 cookie is as follows; 60 (1 hour)/ 12 (cooking time)= 5 minutes. As you can bake 10 per batch, we multiplied 5 by 10 = 50.
These are, of course, estimates, and should not be taken as absolute facts.
- You can make 50 cookies per hour by baking batches of 10 for 12 minutes. 60/12=5 *10= 50. Sum = kWh /(2.1/50)
- We took the average run time of a festive film to be 105 minutes. Total minutes/105
- The assumed kWhs per km is 0.25 and the distance around the earth is 40,075 kms. So sum = kWh/ (40075*0.25)
- Distance between Amsterdam and Singapore 10,485 km kms. Sum= (kwh) / (10,485 km*0.25)
- The current metro population of Barcelona = 5.49 million
- Population of Europe = 446.8 million
- Average phone fully charges in 2 hours
- An average light bulb has a wattage of 5W. For 1 hour, sum = (volume) / (0.005*1)
- A kettle (2.2 kWh) can make 67 cups of tea in an hour
- A cup of tea is approximately 300 ml (240–350 ml) and an Olympic swimming pool holds 1.25 million litres. Sum = Nr of cups of tea (1.25 mil/0.3)
All data were taken from date 01/01/2022 to date 01/12/2022 from the UK, France, the Netherlands and Germany, unless stated otherwise.