Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. marked a significant milestone by launching the pilot test of the first pair of Scania road tankers, operated by Konsortium Port Dickson Sdn Bhd (KPD), designed to operate using B100 Biodiesel.

In collaboration with Scania and Konsortium Port Dickson Sdn Bhd (KPD), Shell Malaysia aims to pilot test these road tankers as part of an initiative to reduce carbon emissions. Supported by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), the venture aligns with efforts to drive sustainability in the transportation sector.

One of the highlights is the significance of renewable fuels in lowering carbon emissions from vehicles with internal combustion engines, providing an alternative pathway for companies to achieve their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. Scania has been a pioneer in preparing its vehicles for biodiesel use, and since 2019, all Scania diesel vehicles sold in Malaysia are FAME-prepared up to B100.


In partnership with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, Shell Malaysia has introduced an exclusive line of remote-control cars. Combining the innovation linked to Shell V-Power with the iconic appeal of beloved Star Wars characters, this collection marks the creation of the world’s inaugural Star Wars Racers Collection, set to ignite fervour among fans and auto enthusiasts alike.

Inspired by the eternal battle of light and dark, this limited-edition collection comprises six remote-control car designs, featuring renowned Star Wars characters:

  • Darth Vader Racer
  • Stormtrooper Racer
  • Darth Maul Racer
  • The Mandalorian Racer
  • Boba Fett Racer
  • BB-8 Racer

Shell Malaysia, through its business mobility division, Shell Fleet Solutions, has launched its Accelerate to Zero (A2Z) Programme in Malaysia. The A2Z programme aims to assist fleet owners in optimising their operations, achieving sustainability goals, and navigating challenges such as supply chain disruptions, driver shortages, and the pressure to decarbonise.

The A2Z programme includes various integrated solutions:

  1. Shell Card: A revamped Shell Card acts as the key to unlock all the solutions, enabling integration for a fleet’s day-to-day mobility expenses, including fuel, telematics, lubricants, and electric vehicle (EV) charging through the Shell network.
  2. Shell Recharge: Shell’s EV charging ecosystem offers corporate fleets a comprehensive package of hardware, software services, and support solutions to meet specific EV infrastructure requirements. Customers can access Shell’s expanding network of charging points.
  3. Shell Telematics: This solution combines integrated Shell Card data, ‘live’ vehicle tracking, vehicle performance monitoring, and more to provide corporate fleets with critical data and business intelligence to help them achieve greater sustainability.
  4. Carbon Compensation: Fleet owners can opt to compensate for the carbon emissions from their fuel purchases through carbon credits generated by Shell projects.

The debate has been raging for years now – which petrol actually takes you further? Some swear by Shell, other say it is BHPetrol or Petronas.

But there has never been a real world test conducted – till now.

The team at PISTON took it upon ourselves to finally put an end to the debate.

The contenders – Petronas, Shell and BHPetrol – were chosen as they are some of the most widely available fuel providers around the Klang Valley and Peninsular Malaysia.

The cars we chose for this comparison are three Honda City RS e:HEV, or otherwise known as the Honda City Hybrid.

Why did we choose the City Hybrid? Well, the objective of the comparison was to see which fuel gives us the most mileage over the most diverse terrain we could find.

We wanted to drive through heavy traffic, uphill and downhill, through highways and back roads. And because the City Hybrid is impressively frugal, we were confident that we would not need to refuel despite driving close to 500km’s in a day.

And we were right, the Honda City proved to be the perfect companion as it offered impressive comfort and features like Apple Carplay and Android Auto to keep us entertained throughout the long, tiring drive.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Honda Malaysia for loaning us the three Honda City’s.

We also took as much care as possible to eliminate all possible variables. First we extended a request to Honda Malaysia to service all three cars with new lubricants to which they generously obliged (thank you Honda!). This was to ensure that the engines of the three cars were working equally as hard and there was not one working harder than the other.

Secondly, we ensured that the tyres of all three cars had the same pressure. This was to ensure equal rolling resistance. Low tyre pressure results in higher rolling resistance which in turn increases fuel consumption. So it was essential to ensure the tyre pressure of all three cars were the same!

And we also ensured all three cars had a lone driver. Vehicle load also increases fuel consumption, and because all three drivers were roundish around the sides, weight was about the same as well.

And finally, we took special care to ensure that residual fuel was minimised. We did not want fuel brands mixing up with one another. So we were sure to empty out the tanks as much as possible (by driving instead of draining) and then refuelling with the competing fuel.

So with this, we hit the road from Kayu Ara towards the Damansara toll. Our journey took us east towards Raub via the Karak Highway, and then off the highway towards Sungai Koyan. From there we headed West towards Cameron Highlands, and then north via the old Tapah road. From there, we hit the highway heading south and ended at the Jejantas Sungai Buloh.

And the winner? Well, that’s in the video below:

Shell Malaysia recently introduced its new Shell FuelSave 95 which is said to get you 15km more per tank.

Through the Shell FuelSave 95 Challenge 2023, Shell actively encouraged drivers all over the nation to enjoy longer, uninterrupted travels of up to 15 KM longer per tank with this new main grade fuel.

Malaysians from Northern to Southern Peninsular Malaysia to East Malaysia have gathered numerous shared experiences of enjoying extra savings and better fuel mileage, making their RM2.05 per litre spent on the new Shell FuelSave 95 worth it.


Malaysian motorists are fortunate to have pump prices for petrol (excluding RON97) subsidized by the government. It is a costly exercise for the government, especially if global oil prices go up. For this reason, there are plans to stop the blanket subsidies for RON 95 petrol and biodiesel and only provide fuel subsidies for those really needing assistance.

This will mean that pump prices will rise and motorists will have to start thinking about driving more economically if they want to moderate running costs. But besides driving more economically and not wasting fuel unnecessarily, there’s also the choice of petrol that they can make to go further on each litre.

With the New + Improved Shell FuelSave 95, there is the claim that the range on a full fuel tank can be extended a further 15 kms. It’s interesting that Shell Malaysia uses this approach and it is based on test runs in Malaysian conditions with more than 6 vehicles which were driven a cumulative distance of over 10,000 kms each.


Anyone wanting to drive from Singapore to Bangkok can do so on nice highways through Malaysia and Thailand. Like other highways around the world, there are petrol stations all along the way so refuelling is not a concern.

The situation is a bit different for those with electric vehicles (EVs) as they need electricity rather than liquid fuel. It is only in the past couple of years that EV sales have started and the need for recharging stations has taken on an urgency. Unless there is a comprehensive network of stations around the country, EV owners will be unable to travel far and this will discourage buying such vehicles.

The private sector has been giving its support to the government’s call to establish this network and Shell Malaysia has collaborated with Porsche Asia Pacific to set up stations not just in Malaysia but also in Singapore and Thailand. The network is along the North-South Expressway in Malaysia and then highways in Thailand, the longest cross-country high-performance charging (HPC) infrastructure EV network in Southeast Asia.


Ever since the Industrial Revolution began in the 19th century, emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)have kept increasing in the environment from industrial activities and products. The gas, often referred to as a ‘greenhouse gas’, has been identified as the main contributor to global warming. Although nature has had processes to remove CO2, the increase of the gas has exceeded the capability of natural systems to remove it, leading to accumulation that has reached levels where the climate is being changed.

The warning signs are clear and depending on who you listen to, we could be very close to the tipping point when the change will not be reversible. But regardless of the timeline, it is clear that global warming is occurring and action needs to be taken. Scientists believe that preventing an increase of more than 1.5 degrees C. is crucial for the planet’s future and some 200 countries have given commitments to do their part to achieve this goal.

Industries, most of which generate CO2 through their activities and products, have also made a similar commitment to help prevent climate change. Many have already stated goals to stop generating greenhouse gases – becoming carbon-neutral – in their activities and products during the next couple of decades.

Among these companies is Shell, the global energy company, which has long had activities upstream and downstream as well as products – fuels and lubricants, in particular – which have generated CO2. The company has declared that it will become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.


Malaysia is a bright spot on Shell’s global radar and we often get new products or services before many other markets. Even with promotional campaigns, Malaysia might be chosen to be a pilot market before it is rolled out more widely. The latest campaign is the Limited Edition Shell Motorsports Collection which the energy company is offering only in a few countries.

The seven competition cars in the collection have not been randomly selected but are models where their manufacturers or racing teams have a partnership with Shell. They represent not only Shell’s diverse involvement in motorsports today but also reflect on a long historical relationship the company has had with racing machines, including Formula 1 and the World Rally Championship.


For a long time now, it has been possible to drive from Singapore on the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia all the way to Bangkok (and beyond) – a distance of around 2,200 kms. And the highway/road network had many petrol stations along the way so there’s no fear of not having enough fuel to make the journey.

However, with electric vehicles (EVs), it’s a different matter because the ‘fuel’ that such vehicles need is not readily available along the way. Unlike the petrol station network which is the product of over 100 years of development, the network of recharging stations in the region is only just being established.

By the first half of 2023, owners of EVs will be able to embark on road journeys between Bangkok and Singapore with the assurance that they can ‘fuel’ along the way when necessary. This will be possible with the establishment of recharging points at 11 Shell stations in Thailand.



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