Porsche-Shell plan to lay fast charger network from Singapore to Bangkok gets under way

By CARSIFU | 13 January 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: Customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles (EV) quickly along the North-South Expressway in Malaysia for a reliable and seamless drive from Singapore through Malaysia to Thailand later this year.

This will be the first high-performance charging (HPC) infrastructure EV network in South-East Asia and Shell’s first cross-country EV infrastructure in the region.

This infrastructure is expected to help EV customers to reduce charging time, book and pay via an integrated platform.

Shell and Porsche Asia Pacific today announced the start of operations of a HPC station in Tangkak, Johor.

This HPC station marks the start of the construction of 12 charge points at six Shell stations located along Malaysia’s North-South highway.

All EV customers will be able to use the HPC Network via a pay-per-use service or an
exclusive membership plan by making reservations via an online booking app.

They will also be able to take a break at the Shell Select retail outlets while waiting for their vehicles to be recharged.

Through this partnership, six Shell stations in Malaysia will be outfitted with 180 kilowatt (kW) direct-current (DC) chargers, offering the fastest charging capacity across Malaysia and later right up to Bangkok, Thailand.

Shell’s new 180kW high-performance chargers are capable of charging EVs at "super-fast" speeds, which in turn translates to shorter waiting times in between charges.

For example, the Porsche Taycan can be charged from zero to 80% battery capacity in around 30 minutes, providing up to 390km (WLTP) of extra travel distance.

Porsche aims to be carbon neutral in South-East Asia by 2030, said Porsche Asia Pacific director (New Business Fields) Dr Henrik Dreier.

"Our partnership with Shell is a result of well-aligned sustainability objectives and will further supplement our range of charging solutions for electric vehicle owners, with specific benefits accorded to Porsche owners.

"With this new high performance charging network, we are making what was once a vision – long-distance, cross-border emissions-free travel – now a reality.”

For more information about the Shell Recharge HPC, go to www.shell.com.my/motorists/shell-recharge/shell-recharge-hpc.html.