With Shell's DC fast chargers, you can drive a Porsche Taycan from Penang to Singapore
Jerrica · Mar 31, 2021 02:19 PM
Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell have struck up a new partnership to implement the first cross-border high-performance charging (HPC) network between Malaysia and Singapore. The network will help eliminate range anxiety for electric vehicle (EV) owners who wish to travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang.
The partnership demonstrates the commitment between Porsche and Shell to drive the future of electric mobility in Southeast Asia by spearheading connectivity between the two countries.
In case you didn’t know, Malaysia and Singapore handle one of the world’s busiest international land border crossings at the Sultan Iskandar Building and Woodlands Checkpoint.
Six Shell stations strategically located along the North-South Highway will be equipped with 180 kW direct-current (DC) chargers, these are the highest charging capacity.
The chargers come with two CCS Type 2 charging connectors that will allow a single vehicle to be charged up to 180 kW, or two vehicles to charge simultaneously at up to 90 kW each.
Shell and Porsche are planning to roll out the plan in stages with 4 stations planned to be ready in the second half of 2021 while another 2 additional stations by the first half of 2022.
The sites will be integrated into the existing Shell charging networks, comprising 18 Shell Recharge 50 kW fast-charge points at Shell stations and 87 Greenlots public charge points in Singapore, as well as 18 “Reserve + Shell Recharge” charge points in Malaysia.
Furthermore, they will complement the established 175kW high-performance chargers available at all Porsche Centres in Malaysia, as well as the growing “Porsche Destination Charging” network at selected hotels, airports, sports clubs, and other lifestyle venues.
Once launched, the chargers will be available for all EVs that utilise the CCS Type 2 charging connector, which is widely used across both countries.
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