Shell and Porsche extend electric vehicle high-performance charging network from Malaysia to Thailand
Jan 13, 2022
Kuala Lumpur – Customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles (EV) quickly along the North South Highway 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 Southeast Asia and Shell’s first cross-country EV infrastructure in the region. This infrastructure will help all EV customers to reduce charging time, book and pay via an integrated platform.
Shell HPC at Tangkak station
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 strategically 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 stations1 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 (WLTP2) of extra travel distance.
“Decarbonisation is a global challenge that requires broad-reaching, multi-faceted solutions. Our partnership with Porsche in meeting the needs of EV customers today is an important initiative under our Powering Progress strategy to achieve our goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Together with Porsche, we'll be working to improve the EV charging experience along a key travel artery connecting three countries in the region,” said Amr Adel, Senior Vice President, Mobility – East, Shell.
“At Porsche, we are committed to driving the future of mobility in South East Asia, as we pursue a carbon neutral balance sheet across our entire value chain by the year 2030. 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,” said Dr Henrik Dreier, Director New Business Fields, Porsche Asia Pacific.
For more information about the Shell Recharge HPC, please visit https://www.shell.com.my/motorists/shell-recharge/shell-recharge-hpc.html.
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Shell Recharge Subscription plans
Shell Recharge HPC Pay-Per-Use users will pay RM 20 for every 5 minutes of stay.
All Malaysian EV customers are able to register for Shell Recharge Gold subscription plan which includes a 40% discount rate for the first 10 hours per year which is RM 12 per 5 minutes for the first 25 minutes.
Furthermore, Porsche Taycan owners will be automatically registered as Platinum members as part of the partnership program, entitling them to value-added benefits from Shell in both Malaysia and Singapore. They will receive an exclusive discount of SGD 0.10 / kWh off the prevailing retail rate in Singapore beginning 16 February 2022. In Malaysia, they will be entitled a 50% discount rate for the first 12 hours per year.
ParkEasy and Greenlots App
Shell’s ParkEasy app in Malaysia allows EV customers to reserve the HPC parking bay up to 60 minutes in advance. Other features include navigation access for EV customers to assist drivers in locating available bays and a parking barrier to ensure the bay's security while charging.
The Shell-Greenlots app in Singapore connects EV customers to a large network of public and private charging points, including 18 Shell Recharge rapid charging points conveniently located island wide. Other advantages include the ability to locate available charging points, bookmark favoured charging locations, and remotely track the status of a live charging session for maximum convenience.
EV customers will be able to take a 20- to 30-minute break at one-stop convenience Shell Select retail outlets while charging with deli2go's and Costa Coffee's selection of crisp pastries and freshly brewed coffee. In addition to the station's amenities, such as restroom and surau, which are readily available for drivers to refresh and refuel while their car is being recharged.
Shell is a global leader in power, energy, and gas technology and is working to meet increasing energy demand and supply challenges by delivering smarter products and cleaner energy, infrastructure, and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment. Malaysia is one of Shell’s heartlands. The history of Shell in Malaysia started about 130 years ago. Shell currently has a strong market presence in the upstream, gas-to-liquids, downstream and business operations sectors in Malaysia.
About Porsche Asia Pacific
Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd is a subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, the leading sports car manufacturer based in Stuttgart. Best known for the 911 model line, Porsche also produces the Cayenne, Macan, Panamera, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman models. In 2019, it introduced the Taycan, the first fully-electric sports car.
Porsche Asia Pacific commenced operations on 1 October 2001 and currently oversees 13 countries from its headquarters in Singapore: Brunei, Cambodia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. As a market incubator, it offers support to its importers and dealers in After Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Public Relations and Sales, helping them to further professionalise operations, cater to customer needs to ultimately grow their business.
About Sime Darby Auto Performance Sdn. Bhd.
Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) is a subsidiary of the Motors Division of Sime Darby Berhad. SDAP has been the authorised importer of Porsche in Malaysia since 2010, and distributes Porsche vehicles and parts, as well as provides After Sales services for Porsche vehicles in Malaysia through its three Porsche Centres nationwide, namely Porsche Centre Ara Damansara, the largest Porsche Centre in a single facility within Porsche Asia Pacific, Porsche Centre Sungai Besi and Porsche Centre Penang. The Porsche Centre Johor Bahru is slated to be available in 2022.
Announcement of Shell and Porsche Asia Pacific partnership in 2021: <Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell announce implementation of first cross-country high performance EV charging network in Southeast Asia | Shell Malaysia>
- Phase 1 – Tangkak (Johor), Seremban (Negeri Sembilan); Phase 2 – Jalan Ayer Hitam (Johor), Seremban (Negeri Sembilan); Phase 3 – Simpang Pulai (Perak), Tapah (Perak).
- Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) laboratory test is used to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from passenger cars, as well as their pollutant emissions.
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