Thailand To Singapore: Porsche Sets Regional Record For The Fastest Single Journey In An EV

Thailand To Singapore: Porsche Sets Regional Record For The Fastest Single Journey In An EV

Gerald Yuen
Gerald Yuen
24 Jul 2023

Porsche has made history in Southeast Asia by becoming the first brand to conduct the fastest single journey in an EV from Thailand to Singapore. Three drivers representing Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore took turns behind the wheel of a Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, using the seamless and ultra- rapid capabilities of the Shell Recharge High Performance Charging (HPC) network – implemented by Shell in collaboration with Porsche using ABB- supplied chargers – to complete the journey from Bang Yai, on the outskirts of Bangkok, to Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

Timestamps along the way were authenticated by official timekeeper TAG Heuer, and the record time set at 29 Hours and 15 minutes was certified by both the Singapore and Malaysia Book of Records.

Throughout this journey, the Shell Recharge HPC network and its 180 to 360 kW ABB chargers provided convenient operation and ultra-rapid charging speeds, and thanks to the Porsche Taycan’s 800V charging architecture, each charging interval taken on this route lasted no more than 25 minutes on average.

“Our first all-electric sports car, the Porsche Taycan, is already the benchmark for sporty performance, dynamic handling and efficient charging. Now, we elevate the use-case for electric cars even further, by showing that long-distance, cross-border EV travel can be both fast and seamless with this first-ever Thailand-to-Singapore EV record,” said Mr. Andre Brand, General Manager of Porsche Singapore.

“Together with our partners Shell Recharge, ABB E-Mobility, Michelin and TAG Heuer, we want to thank our three drivers for completing this historic run. This remarkable achievement underlines Porsche’s ambition to be pioneers for sustainable mobility,” Mr. Brand continued.

“This new regional record is a testament to Shell’s reliable and high-quality charging facilities all across the Shell Recharge network in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore,” said Mr. Doong Shiwen, General Manager of Mobility Singapore at Shell. “We are delighted to make our EV customers’ journeys smooth and efficient – and take another step closer to achieving Shell's goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 under our Powering Progress strategy.”

“ABB E-mobility is proud to collaborate with Porsche and Shell Recharge in this Record Run. This event is a great platform to showcase the ever-growing possibilities for electrification journeys, leading to net zero emissions and a more sustainable future. The Taycan Record Run also demonstrates how EV charging experience can be user- friendly and most importantly, safe for EV drivers,” commented Wee Jin Lee, Region Lead Asia Pacific, ABB E-Mobility.

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