Shell And Porsche Extend EV Charging Network

A file photo of Mr. Ruengsak Srithanawiboonchai (left), Executive Director of Mobility, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited and Mr. Peter Rohwer (right), Managing Director, Porsche Thailand – AAS Auto Import Co., Ltd.

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Customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles (EV) quickly along the North-South Highway in Malaysia for a reliable and seamless drive from Singapore through Malaysia, and soon, all the way to Thailand.

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 an HPC station in Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia. Through this partnership, six Shell stations in Malaysia will be outfitted with 180 kilowatts (kW) direct-current (DC) chargers, offering the fastest charging capacity across Malaysia and later right, up to Bangkok, Thailand.  Shell’s partnership with Porsche in meeting the needs of EV customers today is an important initiative under Shell’s Powering Progress strategy to achieve the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

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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 (WLTP1) of extra travel distance.

To increase cross-border connectivity, the HPC network will be soon expanded to the next destination: Thailand. Soon, there will be greater access to EV charging points around Bangkok and in tourist cities.

“At Shell, we strive to powering the progress in making our customers’ lives journey better. We aspire to be the number 1 private e-mobility player in the region and Thailand. It is our great pride for Shell as a leading global energy company to partner with Porsche whose innovation is well pronounced in the automotive industry globally to bring a cutting-edge technology of EV to the region including Thailand. Our partnership is not only to highlight the joint partnership of two leading quality players of both Mobility industries in making customers’ lives journey the best but also to drive net-zero emission ambitions. We are delighted to continue the extension strategy to introduce more EV chargers in strategic locations across Thailand under Shell Recharge,” said Mr. Ruengsak Srithanawiboonchai, Executive Director of Mobility, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited.

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“At Porsche, we are committed to driving the future of mobility in Thailand, 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 Mr. Peter Rohwer, Managing Director, Porsche Thailand – AAS Auto Import Co., Ltd.

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