Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell will implement Southeast Asia’s first cross-border high performance charging network with 12 charge points at six Shell stations strategically located along Malaysia’s North-South highway, offering EV drivers the possibility of convenient travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang in the future.
The partnership further demonstrates the commitment of Porsche and Shell to drive the future of electric mobility in Southeast Asia. “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 charging network across Singapore and Malaysia will serve as a lighthouse project for other countries to follow,” says Matthias Becker, Vice President Region Overseas and Emerging Markets at Porsche.
“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.
Highest charging capacity across Singapore and Malaysia
Through this partnership, six Shell stations will be 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.
Furthermore, the new offer will complement the established 175 kW high performance chargers available at all Porsche Centres in Malaysia, as well as the growing “Porsche Destination Charging” network at selected hotels, airports, sports clubs, and other attractive venues.
Expanding the brand experience in the region
The dedication to shaping the future of sports cars in Southeast Asia by developing mobility in and across key markets for Porsche Asia Pacific is part of the growth strategy in the region. In 2020, Porsche had inaugurated a new flagship dealer in the area of Kuala Lumpur.
The 3S Porsche Centre Ara Damansara is to date the largest dealership in Southeast Asia. Later this year, the upcoming Porsche Centre Johor Bahru will further add to the growing retail network underlining the ambition to foster brand experience and exclusivity among current and future Porsche enthusiasts in Malaysia.