Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell have joined forces to initiate the region’s first cross-border high performance charging (HPC) network. This initiatives involves Malaysia and Singapore.
The Porsche-Shell HPC network, once initialized, will include 12 charge points at six Shell stations in Malaysia. These charge points are strategically located along the North-South highway. Additionally, the HPC will available at the land border crossing between Malaysia and Singapore, specifically at the Sultan Iskandar Building and Woodlands Checkpoint.
“The ASEAN markets hold strong potential for Porsche to unlock and we see an opportunity to shape electric mobility in the region. Our high-performance network across Singapore and Malaysia will serve as a lighthouse project for other countries to follow,” remarked Matthias Becker, Vice President Region Overseas and Emerging Markets of Porsche AG.
Amr Adel, Shell’s Senior Vice President of Mobility East, added, “While the question of future electric mobility is a global one, Southeast Asia amply demonstrates the complexity and diversity of both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
Porsche-Shell HPC charge points
The six Shell stations are equipped with 180 kW direct-current (DC) chargers, offering the highest charging capacity across Singapore and Malaysia. The chargers come with two CCS Type 2 charging connectors, allowing a single vehicle to be charged at up to 180 kW, or two vehicles to charge simultaneously at up to 90 kW each. The offering will be rolled out in stages with four stations to be ready in the second half of 2021 and two additional stations by the first half of 2022.
In addition, the HPC sites will be integrated in the existing Shell charging networks, comprising 18 Shell Recharge 50kW fast charge points at Shell stations and 87 Greenlots public charge points in Singapore, as well as 18 “Reserve + Shell Recharge” charge points in Malaysia. Furthermore, they will complement the established 175kW high performance chargers available at all Porsche Centers in Malaysia, as well as the growing “Porsche Destination Charging” network at selected hotels, airports, sports clubs and lifestyle venues.
As electric mobility starts gaining momentum in Singapore and Malaysia, the network will enable smooth, convenient, and reliable electric road trips between the two countries. Once launched, the chargers will be available for all EVs that utilize the CCS Type 2 charging connector, which is widely used across both countries, with Porsche customers enjoying special rates at Shell Recharge.
Shell’s new 180kW high performance chargers are equipped to charge the Porsche Taycan from zero to 80% battery capacity in around 30 minutes, providing up to 390km (WLTP) of extra travel distance. Shell is also offering additional benefits to Porsche customers such as reserving the HPC points in Malaysia in advance using their mobile app, and preferential prices for food and beverages at the Shell Select shops.
Shell is jumping on the EV bandwagon
Shell is aiming to expand its EV charging offer to 500,000 stations by 2025 globally. The partnership with Porsche and other initiatives are part of Shell’s strategy to accelerate its transformation into a provider of net-zero emissions energy products and services while giving EV drivers choices to charge their cars.