Park Easy chief executive officer Warren Chan (second from left) showing the agreement with Chen. With them are Seow (left) and Hunter (right).
GENTING HIGHLANDS: Shell's electric vehicle (EV) charging service arm, Shell Recharge, has revealed its plans to build an EV charging hub in Resorts World Genting.
Together with Porsche Malaysia and Genting Malaysia Bhd in a partnership, the hub will be located at Resorts World Genting and is expected to be completed early next year.
The hub will have 10 charging bays added to Shell Recharge's current network of 136 charging points located predominantly along highways within Peninsular Malaysia to connect Singapore and Thailand.
The EV charging hub will consist of four 360kW DC charging facilities that can bring an EV's state-of-charge 5% to 80% in 20 minutes - so long as the EV can accept up to 360kW DC, much like the Porsche Taycan and future Porsche EV models.
Meanwhile, the remaining six chargers will be 22kW AC chargers and all of them, including the DC chargers, will come furnished with a CCS Type 2 charging connector.
Since Nov 1, Shell Recharge has transitioned to a kilowatt-hour (kWh) pricing mechanism nationwide while its DC charging stations will make the transition from Dec 15 onwards.
The Shell Recharge model maintains a reservation fee and will implement an idle charge across different charging archetypes to prioritise the smart parking bays for EV owners.
Charges for the 360kW DC charger will consist of a confirmation fee (RM10) with every kWh costing RM2.80 and a maximum charge per session of RM400.
The first 15 idle minutes of an EV parked at a bay without charging is free while every subsequent 15 idle minutes will incur a RM10 charge.
As for the 22kW AC charger, an RM8 confirmation fee will be charged with every kWh costing RM1.30 up to a maximum charge per session of RM200.
The AC charging bays come with a complimentary 15-minute idle time with every subsequent 30 minutes incurring a RM2 surcharge.
Furthermore, customers can still reserve a parking bay in advance through Shell's ParkEasy app which is available for free via Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.
Other features of the app include navigation access for EV customers to assist drivers in locating an available bay and a parking barrier to ensure the bay's availability.
"With the additional 10 charging bays at the hilltop of Genting highlands, we continue to make headway towards a continued commitment of enabling a net-zero (carbon) transport solution in Malaysia," said Shell Mobility Malaysia general manager Seow Lee Ming.
Seow added that soon EV customers will be able to visit the resort free of range anxiety.
"Our partnership with Shell Recharge is a testament to our commitment to enabling long-distance, cross-border travel in an EV through three countries (Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand)," said Sime Darby Auto Performance chief executive officer Christopher Hunter.
"We are honoured to be able to offer a high-performance EV charging hub to our guests and with the rapid adoption of EVs in Malaysia and across the region, this will help to promote sustainable tourism and provide convenience to our visitors at Resorts World Genting," said Genting Malaysia Bhd real estate development and project senior vice-president Gary Chen Wing Kong.
Chen added that the upcoming EV hub is one of three locations that will have EV charging stations which will include Resorts World Awana as well.