Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo achieves record run from Thailand to Singapore

PETALING JAYA: Porsche has made history in Southeast Asia by becoming the first brand to conduct the fastest single journey in an EV from Thailand to Singapore.

Three drivers representing Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore took turns behind the wheel of a Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, using the seamless and ultra-rapid charging capabilities of the Shell Recharge High Performance Charging (HPC) network – implemented by Shell in collaboration with Porsche using ABB-supplied chargers – to complete the journey from Bang Yai, the outskirts of Bangkok, to Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

Timestamps along the way were authenticated by official timekeeper TAG Heuer. The record time set at 29 hours and 15 minutes was certified by both the Singapore and Malaysia Book of Records.


Dubbed the “Taycan Record Run”, this feat on Porsche's 75th anniversary year was achieved by journalists Pholpat Salayakanond from Thailand, Pan Eu Jin from Malaysia and Desmond Chan from Singapore.

The trio drove in shifts over the gruelling 1,845-kilometre route, stopping only for short charging intervals along the way. Throughout their journey, the Shell Recharge HPC network and its 180 to 360 kW ABB chargers provided convenient operation and ultra-rapid charging speeds, and thanks to the Taycan’s 800V charging architecture, each charging interval taken on this route lasted no more than 25 minutes on average.


“Since we first introduced the all-electric sports car in 2020, the Porsche Taycan has been well-received with growing demand from EV sports car fans in Malaysia," said Sime Darby Auto Performance chief executive officer Christopher Hunter.

"Together with Porsche Singapore and Porsche Thailand, we are pleased to spearhead the first cross-border EV drive across three countries – Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, proving that seamless long-distance travel in an EV is now a reality.”
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