• By H1 2023, Porsche and Shell plan to operationalise twenty 180 kW and 360 kW High Performance Chargers, connecting a distance of over 2,200 kilometres across Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand
  • Seamless emission-free travel to soon be possible from Singapore to Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
  • Special benefits accorded to Porsche Taycan owners, including discounted charging rates, exclusive access to Platinum membership, and complimentary pre-reservation of charging lots
  • Dual app integration: seamless cross-border functionality for Malaysian and Thai travellers

When the network is operationalised in H1 2023, the HPC network in Thailand will also plug in to a wider regional Shell HPC network of six locations in Malaysia and three locations in Singapore, making emission-free travel possible across a distance of more than 2,200 kilometres on all three South East Asian nations – more than 800,000 square kilometres of land mass.

The joint initiative between Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell will then become the longest emission-free driving route in South East Asia, enabling long-distance travel for all electric vehicle owners.

“At Porsche, we remain committed to driving the future of mobility in South East Asia, as we reaffirm our ambition to become net carbon neutral across our value chain in 2030. Our long-standing and trusted partnership with Shell now reaches a new milestone, as we open up the first Shell High Performance Charging site here in Bangkok. With specific benefits accorded to Porsche Taycan owners, and a network length that now spans more than 2,200 kilometres, we look forward to more consumers benefiting from long-distance, emission-free travel, and encouraging more customers to make the switch to electromobility,” said Dr. Henrik Dreier, Director New Business Fields, Porsche Asia Pacific.

“EV drivers are looking for a charging experience that is faster and more convenient, and for ways to reduce emissions from their driving,” said Amr Adel, Senior Vice President for Shell Mobility Asia. “With the world’s borders opening further, drivers are also looking more reliable charging points, especially for long distances across countries. As the first HPC infrastructure EV network in Southeast Asia and Shell’s first cross-country EV infrastructure in the region, that is precisely what our Shell Recharge EV network offers. Today’s launch reinforces our successful partnership with Porsche and extends our growing HPC network through Singapore, Malaysia to Thailand, to increasingly help EV drivers to charge wherever they need to. Shell is determined to play a vital role in the energy transition through decarbonising mobility, by collaborating with our partners and customers,” Adel added.

Through this partnership, eleven Shell stations in Thailand will be outfitted with 180 kW and 360 kW DC chargers, offering the fastest charging capacity in the country and allowing for emission-free travel from the southern province of Songkhla, to the northern province of Chiang Mai.

At 180 kW charging speeds, a Porsche Taycan can go from a 0% State of Charge (SoC) to 80% in around 30 minutes, providing up to 390 km (WLTP) of driving range. At 270 kW, the maximum rate at which the Taycan can be charged, this figure is reduced to just over 22 minutes.

In addition to making emission-free travel possible along a 2,200-kilometre corridor across Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, this partnership also accords special benefits to new Porsche Taycan owners.

New Taycan owners in Thailand receive complimentary Platinum membership for three years; during this time, they enjoy a host of benefits, including 50% off the Pay-Per-Use (PPU) rate, complimentary pre-reservation up to one hour before arriving at any Shell HPC site, and 10,000 Shell GO+ points for redeeming discounts on Shell products and services.

In Thailand and Malaysia, users of the Sharge and ParkEasy apps will enjoy an even more seamless experience, as both apps will be integrated to allow access to the entire network of Shell HPC and Porsche Destination Charging sites in both countries.

All electric vehicle owners in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand will also be able to use the Shell HPC Network via a PPU rate, or subscribe to a membership plan according preferential rates.

Porsche and Shell charging stations at a glance

Shell charging stations at a glance

About Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd is a subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, the leading sports car manufacturer based in Stuttgart, Germany. Best known for the 911 model line, Porsche also produces the Cayenne, Macan, Panamera, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman models. In 2019, it introduced the Taycan, the first fully-electric sports car.

Porsche Asia Pacific commenced operations on 1 October 2001 and currently oversees 13 countries from its headquarters in Singapore: Brunei, Cambodia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. As a market incubator, it offers support to its importers and dealers in After Sales, Business Development, Marketing, New Business Fields, Public Relations and Sales, helping them to further professionalise operations and cater to customer needs to ultimately grow their business.

About Porsche Thailand

Porsche Thailand by AAS Group (AAS), the sole authorised importer and distributor of Porsche cars in Thailand, operates from four Porsche sales locations across Bangkok. It is an accredited Porsche Classic Partner, the only one in the Porsche Asia Pacific region. Having 12 Porsche Certified Gold Technicians and nine Porsche Certified Silver Technicians underlines the strong technical and Aftersales competency of AAS, which has been recognised over the last few years with the global Porsche Service Excellence Award. Over 30 years, AAS continues to practice the company policy “AAS Looking After You and Your Car”, in order to achieve the mission of “AAS The Name You Can Trust”.

About Shell Mobility

With over 46,000 sites in over 80 markets, Shell is the world’s largest mobility retailer by number of service stations and one of the largest single-branded retailers of any kind on the planet.

Every day, around 32 million customers visit Shell service stations to buy fuel, convenience items including beverages and fresh food, and services such as lubricant changes and car washes. In a growing number of markets, we are offering customers lower-emission products and services, including biofuels, electric vehicle charging, hydrogen and various gaseous fuels such as LNG.

In Thailand, Shell has over 690 stations (as of August 2022) that provides quality fuels such as V-Power and FuelSave at the pumps, and varierty of food and beverages at Shell Select and Shell Cafe‘ / delicafe‘ -- everything you need to get back on the road, however far the journey.

For media queries, kindly contact

Porsche Asia Pacific

Head of PR & Communications
Brendan Mok
Mobile: +65 9017 9116
Email: brendan.mok@porsche-ap.com

The Shell Company of Thailand Limited

Corporate Relations Advisor
Sudarat Peetakanont
Tel. +662 2627839
Email: sudarat.peetakanont@shell.com