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Porsche Asia Pacific and SP Group (SP) announce a partnership to further expand the brand’s bespoke Porsche Destination Charging (PDC) network in Singapore, with new lifestyle destinations enabling wider access to seamless charging for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in Singapore.
The Porsche Destination Charging network forms a key part of the brand’s three-pronged approach to developing a comprehensive charging ecosystem in Singapore.
At home, Porsche offers bespoke solutions for safe and secure private charging; outside, the expanded PDC network will further augment public charging with AC and DC charging points at frequently-visited lifestyle locations. Finally, Porsche’s recently-announced High Performance Charging network along the North-South highway in Malaysia caters to ultra-fast, en-route charging needs for long-distance travel.
By partnering with SP, Porsche powers up a charging ecosystem that addresses the broad spectrum of mobility needs for PHEV and BEV drivers in Singapore, accelerating local take-up and paving the way for the brand’s long-term goal of achieving 80% electrified sales and a carbon-neutral balance sheet across its entire value chain by 2030.
SP operates Singapore’s largest public fast-charging EV network, and currently runs 10 PDC charging points at ONE ̊15 Marina Sentosa Cove and Jewel Changi Airport. The three new lifestyle PDC destinations announced today at Gardens by the Bay, South Beach, and Sembawang Country Club are scheduled to go live by January 2022, adding 15 new charging points to the PDC network.
Porsche and SP have also joined hands with City Developments Limited (CDL) to expand EV charging infrastructure at four of its properties: new charging sites at City Square Mall, King’s Centre, Palais Renaissance and Quayside Isle will add another 15 charging points to the PDC network.
Combined with existing PDC sites at Marina Bay Sands (6) and Sentosa Golf Club (5), the Porsche Destination Charging network will number a grand total of 51 charging stations islandwide by mid-2022, becoming the largest manufacturer-branded EV charging network in the country whilst continuously expanding to even more locations.
All upcoming PDC charging points will be available on the SP Utilities app, which allows EV drivers to seamlessly locate the nearest available charging point, start and track the charging process, and make payment. The PDC network is open to all electrified vehicle drivers, with additional benefits accorded to owners of Porsche PHEVs and BEVs.
From 1 January 2022, all customers that take delivery of a new Porsche PHEV or BEV from Porsche Centre Singapore will enjoy one year of complimentary charging and 20% off the public EV charging tariff thereafter at all PDC sites operated by SP Group. Existing Porsche PHEV or BEV owners registered at Porsche Centre Singapore will also get one year of complimentary charging from 1 January 2022, and 20% off the public EV charging tariff at all PDC sites operated by SP Group thereafter.
In addition, from now until 31 December 2021, existing Porsche PHEV or BEV owners registered at Porsche Centre Singapore will enjoy 10% of the EV public charging tariff on SP Group’s islandwide network of public charging stations.
Dr Henrik Dreier, Director of New Business Fields at Porsche Asia Pacific, said, “Accelerating electromobility take-up in Singapore is a big mission that calls for collaboration across sectors, and we are thrilled to expand our partnership with SP Group and CDL. We need to be where our drivers go, so having charging stations available at lifestyle destinations like ONE ̊ 15 Marina, Jewel Changi Airport and upcoming at Gardens by the Bay are essential as we realise the vision of accessible electric mobility for all in Singapore.”
SP currently operates over 450 charging points across more than 100 locations, including shopping malls, commercial buildings, business parks, industrial sites, residential and attractions islandwide. Approximately one-third of SP’s nationwide charging network are high-speed DC chargers.