Shell Recharge HPC network now fully operational in Malaysia – 6 DC chargers along North-South highway

First announced in March last year, the Shell Recharge High-Performance Charging (HPC) network, set-up in collaboration between Shell Malaysia and Porsche Asia Pacific, has now been completed in Malaysia.

With six DC fast charging stations in Malaysia, plus further extensions into Singapore and Thailand, the Shell HPC network is now the longest cross-country high-performance charging infrastructure EV network in Southeast Asia.

The six stations are strategically placed along the North-South Expressway (NSE), with less than 200 km between one another to prevent EV range anxiety. These stations are located at Shell Hentian Tangkak Lay-By (South Bound), Pagoh Rest Area (North Bound), RTC Simpang Pulai (North Bound), Tapah RSA NSE (South Bound), Seremban R&R NSE (North Bound), and Seremban R&R NSE (South Bound).

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Each station is equipped with a 180 kW DC fast charger, with two CCS Type 2 charging connectors that allow for a single vehicle to be charged at up to 180 kW, or two vehicles to charge simultaneously at up to 90 kW each. However, the stations are currently only operating with one single bay to maximise charging speeds, due to the time-based payment structure via the ParkEasy app.

Three payment tiers are currently offered; the base pay-per-use tier will cost RM4 per minute, while the Gold and Platinum (exclusively for Porsche) memberships offers a significantly cheaper per-minute rate, alongside a one-hour reservation period instead of the 10-minutes booking period for the free pay-per-use tier. A full breakdown on the charging costs can be found on Shell’s website, linked here.

At a recent media drive event for the new Shell Recharge HPC network, Shell Malaysia Head of Brand and Customer Experience, Bryan Gee also revealed that the company is currently looking into implementing a pay-by-use payment scheme based on per-kWh electricity consumed, which will free up the second bay to be used concurrently. However, a timeline for this plan was not shared.

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