Shell and Porsche Asia Pacific have opened their first HPC charging station in Tangkak, Johor.
Nine months after its original announcement, Shell and Porsche Asia Pacific have announced the operational start of their high-performance charging (HPC) station, beginning with the first one in Tangkak, Johor. This HPC station marks the start of the construction of 12 charge points at six Shell stations strategically located along Malaysia's North-South highway.
All EV customers will be able to use the HPC Network via a pay-per-use service or an exclusive membership plan by making reservations via an online booking app.
The six Shell stations in Malaysia will be outfitted with 180 kilowatt (kW) direct-current (DC) chargers, offering the fastest charging capacity across Malaysia and later right up to Bangkok, Thailand.
As an example, the fast DC charger is able to re-juice the Porsche Taycan from zero to 80% battery capacity in around 30 minutes.
"Decarbonisation is a global challenge that requires broad-reaching, multi-faceted solutions. Our partnership with Porsche in meeting the needs of EV customers today is an important initiative under our Powering Progress strategy to achieve our goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Together with Porsche, we'll be working to improve the EV charging experience along a key travel artery connecting three countries in the region," said Amr Adel, Senior Vice President, Mobility – East, Shell.
"At Porsche, we are committed to driving the future of mobility in South East Asia, 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, crossborder emissions-free travel – now a reality," said Dr Henrik Dreier, Director New Business Fields, Porsche Asia Pacific.
If we refer to Shell and Porsche's original plans, these should be the locations for the upcoming stations.
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