If you’re driving your electric vehicle (EV) up north to Thailand, you can now activate Thailand’s Shell Recharge EV chargers via ParkEasy. ParkEasy is a Malaysian app that allows you to reserve a parking spot and activate EV chargers at Shell Recharge locations in Malaysia.
At the moment, ParkEasy has eleven of the following Thailand Shell Recharge locations on the app:
- Chumphon (Shell Chumphon)
- Nakhon Ratchasima (Shell Pak Chong)
- Nakhon Sawan (Shell Nakhon Sawan)
- Nakhon Si Thammarat (Shell Nakhon Si Thammarat)
- Nontaburi (Shell Bang Yai)
- Phetchaburi (Shell HuaHin@Thew Talay)
- Phuket (Shell Phuket)
- Rayong (Shell Rayong)
- Songkhla (Shell Songkhla)
- Surat Thani (Shell Surat Thani)
- Tak (Shell Tak)
ParkEasy is available for download on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The majority of these chargers are 180kW DC fast charging units with two nozzles. Interestingly, both Phetchaburi and Nontaburi Shell Recharge locations are listed with 360kW DC chargers in the ParkEasy app.
Unlike Shell Recharge DC chargers in Malaysia which are priced per minute, Thailand’s DC chargers are priced per kWh. The 11 DC Chargers are priced at RM1.43/kWh and there’s a parking fee of RM15.87 per hour after 90 minutes. The listed pricing is inclusive of 14% roaming fee and 7% VAT. From the ParkEasy app, you can reserve a charging bay 20 minutes in advance and you’re allowed to park for up to 90 minutes.
If you’re new to ParkEasy, you’ll need to reload your account with credits before you can use a charger. You can reload via saved credit or debit card, and the minimum top-up amount is RM10. 1 credit is equivalent to RM1.
If you got yourself an EV, here’s the list of recommended apps that you should download to find and activate EV chargers for your long-distance drive. For those planning a road trip, we highly recommend using PlugShare to discover EV chargers along the way and to read past comments of the charging location. You can also contribute to the community by leaving a comment and checking in to let other EV drivers know that you’re occupying a charger.