The network comprises 12 charge points at six Shell stations strategically located along Malaysia’s North-South highway. It will offer EV drivers the possibility of convenient travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang in the future.
The Shell EV charging 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 connectors, allowing a single vehicle to be charged up to 180 kW or two vehicles to charge simultaneously at up to 90 kW each. According to Porsche and Shell, 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.
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.
“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.