Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell will implement Southeast Asia’s first cross-border high performance charging network with 12 charge points at six Shell stations strategically located along Malaysia’s North-South highway. The network will offer EV drivers the possibility of convenient travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang in the future.
The Shell stations will be equipped with 180 kW direct-current (DC) chargers, offering the highest charging capacity across Singapore and Malaysia. The offering will be rolled out in stages with four stations to be ready in the second half of 2021, and two additional stations by the first half of 2022.
Matthias Becker, Vice President Region Overseas and Emerging Markets at Porsche, says: “The ASEAN markets hold strong potential for Porsche to unlock and we see an opportunity to shape electric mobility in the region. Our high-performance charging network across Singapore and Malaysia will serve as a lighthouse project for other countries to follow.”
Amr Adel, Senior Vice President, Mobility East, Shell, adds: “While the question of future electric mobility is a global one, Southeast Asia amply demonstrates the complexity and diversity of both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. As more customers adopt EVs and governments look to meet their climate goals, the partnership between Porsche and Shell is one of many examples on how industry players must come together to play a vital role to help the transportation sector decarbonise and pave way for cleaner mobility solutions for customers.”
In 2020, Porsche inaugurated a new flagship dealer in the area of Kuala Lumpur.