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Charge+ Partners Porsche to Launch 1,700km Electric Vehicle Charging Network in Vietnam

Comprising 17 ultra-fast charging sites, this Vietnam network forms critical part of the 5,000km EV Charging Highway which Charge+ is developing in Southeast Asia


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20 June 2024 SINGAPORE AND HANOI - Charge+, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions in Southeast Asia, has partnered Porsche to launch a 1,700km EV Charging Network in Vietnam that connects Vietnam’s two largest cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

 

This initiative will see 17 Direct Current (DC) ultra-fast charging sites (Exhibit A) across the entire country over the next three years. The first nine sites with charging speeds of up to 180 kW power rating will be ready by the first half of 2025, located in key cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong and Da Nang. The remaining eight sites will be completed by the first half of 2027. The two high-performance charging sites already available at Porsche Studio Hanoi and Porsche Centre Saigon will also be integrated into the Charge+ app.

 

When the Charge+ charging network is complete, it will mark a significant milestone for Vietnamese EV charging infrastructure, facilitating seamless and efficient journeys for EV drivers throughout the country. Special benefits such as preferential charging rates will be accorded to new Porsche EV owners, with more benefits to be announced in the future. This network will support Porsche’s roll-out of the new, all-electric Macan, as well as the comprehensively-refined Taycan.

 

This 1,700km EV charging network in Vietnam is highly synergistic with Charge+’s ongoing implementation of an EV charging highway that spans 5,000km across five Southeast Asia countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, the longest EV charging backbone in the region. As part of this Southeast Asia plan, Charge+ will be developing new charging sites to connect Ho Chi Minh City in the south of Vietnam with Phnom Penh, the capital of neighbouring country Cambodia.

 

The launch ceremony for this ground-breaking project took place at Porsche Studio Hanoi, where Dr. Henrik Dreier, Director New Business Fields at Porsche Asia Pacific, Andreas Klingler, General Director of Porsche Vietnam and Goh Chee Kiong, CEO of Charge+ completed a signing ceremony to commemorate the launch of the new ultra-fast charging network.

 

Goh Chee Kiong, CEO of Charge+, said, "In line with our mission to catalyse electric mobility in Southeast Asia, Charge+ is now implementing a 5,000km EV charging highway that spans six countries that starts with Singapore and ends with Hanoi in Vietnam. We are most excited to partner Porsche, a visionary pioneer in EVs, to undertake the 1,700km Vietnam leg which represents a quantum leap in enhancing the EV charging experience in Vietnam. We are confident that this new charging backbone will boost confidence in long-distance driving and accelerate the EV transition in Vietnam."

 

Dr. Henrik Dreier, Director New Business Fields at Porsche Asia Pacific, expressed his enthusiasm about this new ultra-fast charging network, stating, "We are immensely proud to spearhead the development of charging infrastructure in Southeast Asia, in line with our three-pronged charging strategy including convenient at-home charging solutions, Porsche Destination Charging at lifestyle locations, and seamless ultra-fast charging networks enabling long EV journeys. Our partnership with Charge+ in Vietnam reflects this continuous commitment to delivering exceptional mobility solutions, driving sustainable progress in the region."

 

“At Porsche Vietnam, our customers are at the centre of our strategy. By establishing this new ultra-fast charging network with our partners, we want to unlock the possibility of fuss-free nationwide EV journeys for our customers, whilst also providing high levels of service and convenient charging solutions. EV owners in Vietnam can look forward to the possibility of inter-city EV journeys, and we look forward to making long-distance EV travel smoother, more seamless and easier than ever before,” said Andreas Klingler, General Director Porsche Vietnam.

 

(left to right): Ian Teo (Chairman, Charge+ Vietnam); Peer Marzahn (General Director, Porsche Distributor Vietnam); Goh Chee Kiong (CEO, Charge+); Dr. Henrik Dreier (Director New Business Fields, Porsche Asia Pacific); Andreas Klingler (General Director, Porsche Vietnam)


(left to right): Peer Marzahn (General Director, Porsche Distributor Vietnam); Ian Teo (Chairman, Charge+ Vietnam); Sarah Mao (Senior Specialist E-Performance, Porsche Asia Pacific); Andreas Klingler (General Director, Porsche Vietnam); Dr. Henrik Dreier (Director New Business Fields, Porsche Asia Pacific); Goh Chee Kiong (CEO, Charge+)



Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo at a Charge+ DC charger located in Park City Hanoi, which is part of the ultra-fast network jointly developed with Porsche

 

Exhibit A:    Ultra-Fast Charging Sites in Charge+ Network in Vietnam


 

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