Porsche & Shell to set-up 12 EV charging points along the N-S highway

By topgearsingapore, 31 March 2021

Singapore - Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell has jointly announced the implementation of Southeast Asia’s first cross-border high performance charging (HPC) network.

The collaboration will see 12 charge points at six Shell stations located along Malaysia’s North-South highway to offer EV drivers the possibility of smooth and convenient travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang.

The network is intended to facilitate seamless,  convenient and reliable electric road trips between the two countries (once the border restriction is lifted, naturally).

Once launched, the chargers will be available for all EVs that utilise the CCS Type 2 charging connector, 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 per cent battery capacity in around 30 minutes, providing up to 350km (NEDC) of additional 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.

“The Porsche and Shell partnership redefines performance in charging for Southeast Asia, offering an assurance of both speed and range for drivers of electric cars, such as the Porsche Taycan. Inspired by a shared passion for adventures on the road, we are committed to delivering a fascinating electric mobility experience characterised by the features that are decisive for Porsche: pure emotion and maximum driving pleasure,” says Arthur Willmann, Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Asia Pacific.

“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. As more customers adopt EVs and governments look to meet their climate goals, the partnership between Porsche and Shell is one of many examples on how industry players must come together to play a vital role to help the transportation sector decarbonise and pave way for cleaner mobility solutions for customers,” says Amr Adel, Senior Vice President, Mobility East, Shell.

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