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    Shell says it will start installing electric vehicle chargers at its gas stations this year

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    In a future where the world’s car fleet is rapidly transitioning to electric vehicles, gas stations will be forcefully downgraded to simple convenience stores and consequently, they will lose a significant revenue stream brought in by people stopping for gas but buying something at the convenience store.

    Some oil companies have accepted that the transition is happening and started installing electric vehicle chargers at their gas stations. Shell is the latest major company to jump on board. more…

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      If gas stations do this, they are going to have to significantly upgrade their facilities. At the very least a small cafe. People surely don't want to stand around for 30 minutes.
       
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        The gas stations that are going to survive the switch to electrification are the ones that have fast food in addition to a convenience store. Like Sheetz.

        We won't require nearly as many charging stations as we do gas stations, so some will have to go out of business. And unless charging to 100% gets to be under 10 minutes, people will want to have their charging stop coincide with other tasks if they have a choice.
         
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