Enabling smooth EV cross-border journey between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand with the Shell Recharge high-performance 180kW chargers
Customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles (EV) quickly along the North South Highway in Malaysia for a reliable and seamless drive between Singapore, Malaysia and 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 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.
Through this partnership, six Shell stations 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.
Thousands of commuters travelled between Singapore and Malaysia every week prior to COVID-19. While cross-border travel is still limited due to the pandemic, Shell and Porsche are gearing up for a time when commuters will be able to travel freely across the two countries in a safe manner.
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 Singapore and Malaysia . 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.