After announcing the project in March 2021, Shell and Porsche have officiated the first high-performance charger (HPC) network in Southeast Asia and Shell’s first cross-country electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the ASEAN region.
The first of six HPC bays to be located in Shell stations will begin operations today in Tangkak, Johor. Customers will be able to charge their EVs quickly along the North-South Highway in Malaysia for a reliable and seamless drive from Singapore and to Thailand later this year.
The other five stations planned will be at the Shell stations in Seremban (Northbound and Southbound), Jalan Ayer Hitam in Johor, Simpang Pulai (Northbound), and Tapah (Southbound) in Perak under Phase 3.
Shell’s new 180 kW high-performance chargers with two CCS Type 2 connectors are capable of charging EVs faster speeds with shorter waiting times. For example, the Porsche Taycan will only require 30 minutes to replenish its battery from zero to 80%, with up to 390 km of range (under WLTP test cycle).
Porsche Taycan owners will be automatically registered as Platinum members as part of the partnership program, entitling them to a 50% discount rate for the first 12 hours of charge per year as well as value-added benefits from Shell in both Malaysia and Singapore.
Owners of other EV makes can register for the Shell Recharge Gold subscription plan which includes a 40% discount for the first 10 hours of charge per year, which is RM12 per 5 minutes for the first 25 minutes.
Similar to the current Shell Recharge wall box bays in Malaysia, booking of the HPC bays can be done via the ParkEasy smartphone app. Customers can use the amenities at the Shell station while waiting for the EV to be charged. Usage of the HPCs in Singapore meanwhile is done via the Shell-Greenlots app.