Porsche-Shell venture expands fast charging to Thailand in regional masterplan

BANGKOK: Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell have announced the launch of the first Shell High Performance Charging (HPC) site in Bang Yai here.

The fast charging site launch marks the start of the construction of a total of eleven 180 kW and 360 kW direct-current (DC) chargers at 11 Shell stations located throughout Thailand, enabling seamless emission-free travel within the country.

When the network starts operations in H1 2023, the HPC network in Thailand will also plug in to a wider regional Shell HPC network of six locations in Malaysia and three locations in Singapore, making emission-free travel possible across a distance of more than 2,200km on all three countries – more than 800,000 square kilometres of land mass.

The joint initiative between Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell will then become the longest emission-free driving route in South-East Asia, enabling long-distance travel for all electric vehicle owners.

“With specific benefits accorded to Porsche Taycan owners, and a network length that now spans more than 2,200km, we look forward to more consumers benefiting from long-distance, emission-free travel, and encouraging more customers to make the switch to electromobility,” Porsche Asia Pacific new business fields director Dr Henrik Dreier said on Friday.


The 180 kW and 360 kW DC chargers at Shell would offer the fastest charging capacity in Thailand and allow for emission-free travel from the southern province of Songkhla, to the northern province of Chiang Mai.

At 180 kW charging speeds, a Taycan can go from a 0% State of Charge (SoC) to 80% in around 30 minutes, providing up to 390km (WLTP) of driving range. At 270 kW, the maximum rate at which the Taycan can be charged, this figure is reduced to just over 22 minutes.

The partnership also accorded special benefits to Taycan owners.

New Taycan owners in Thailand receive complimentary Platinum membership for three years; during this time, they enjoy a host of benefits, including 50% off the pay-per-use rate, complimentary pre-reservation up to one hour before arriving at any Shell HPC site, and 10,000 Shell GO+ points for redeeming discounts on Shell products and services.

In Thailand and Malaysia, users of the Sharge and ParkEasy apps will enjoy an even more seamless experience, as both apps will be integrated to allow access to the entire network of Shell HPC and Porsche Destination Charging sites in both countries.

All electric vehicle owners in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand will also be able to use the Shell HPC Network via a pay-per-use rate, or subscribe to a membership plan, which offers cheaper rates.

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