Published on May 9th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Porsche Malaysia Surges Forward For Sustainability With Greener Measures
Porsche is adopting greener measures across all its facilities in Malaysia
German automaker, Porsche, represented by Sime Darby Auto Performance in Malaysia, doubles up its high performance charging facility to power up to 350kW within the Porsche Centres and introduces a solar carport concept at Porsche Centre Penang.
These new enhancements further underscore Sime Darby’s commitment to the environment, as it works toward a 30 percent reduction of emissions by 2030. The upgraded charging facilities will be made to all Porsche Centres across Malaysia feature twin-175kW direct current (DC) chargers, offering up to 350kW charging.
Moreover, this is the first time such charging capabilities are available within a dealership facility, and with these upgraded chargers, Porsche Malaysia aims to redefine EV ownership experiences. At this maximum charging rate, a Porsche Taycan can charge from 5 to 80 percent in under 23 minutes.
Christopher Hunter, CEO at Sime Darby Auto Performance, said, “Since we introduced our first all-electric sports car, the Porsche Taycan, alongside 175 kW high performance charging within our dealerships in 2020, we saw a growing demand and a rise in the number of EV sports car fans in Malaysia.”
“To demonstrate our commitment to the future of mobility, it has been our ongoing focus and responsibility to offer a holistic EV ownership experience to our most forward-looking customers.” He added.
Alongside these upgraded charging facilities across all Porsche Centres in Malaysia, Porsche and Shell Recharge have also joined forces to create a 180kW high performance charging network across Malaysia, enabling greener long-distance journeys across the North-South Expressway (NSE) corridors in Malaysia.
On top of that, over and above the focus on elevating EV charging experiences, Porsche Malaysia is also investing in renewable energy sourcing, for example, its new solar panel carport has been installed at Porsche Centre Penang, a sunlight-capturing canopy that covers the open-air car park facility.
With 151 panels generating up to 81.51kWp, the new solar carport could lead to an average reduction in electricity consumption of 30 percent, supporting the company’s ambition to reduce its carbon footprint. This, in addition to more electrified Porsche cars on the way, Porsche is definitely making sustainability a major factor.
Christopher Hunter stated, “We are committed to making our business more environmentally conscious. With innovative and forward-looking initiatives like our new solar carport concept at Porsche Centre Penang, we are finding better ways to source renewable energy, and preparing our business better for increased energy demands we will face in the years to come.”
Find out more on the Official Porsche Website linked here.