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Porsche celebrates 30 years in Thailand with multi-coloured 911 model (video)

Porsche Asia Pacific is celebrating 30 years of its high-performance sports car in Thailand with a new multi-coloured bespoke Porsche 911 Carrera GTS in honour of the importance of colours in the kingdom. The German luxury car was first introduced to the Thai market in...

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  • British Bentley plugs into Thailand’s luxury car market with record sales

    British Bentley plugs into Thailand’s luxury car market with record sales

    British elite motor vehicle maker Bentley plugged into Thailand’s luxury car market last year and recorded record sales. Most orders (81) placed in the Land of Smiles were for hybrid vehicles. The Flying Spur Hybrid was the most sought-after model, making up 49% of orders in Thailand with 40 cars sold. The Bentayga Hybrid followed closely …

  • Is BMW really Thailand’s favourite car?

    Is BMW really Thailand’s favourite car?

    BMW is Thailand’s favourite car marque. It might not be the best-selling vehicle, but when Thai people have plenty of money to spend, they choose BMW. The company saw growth in registrations across its range, driven by last year’s marketing initiatives. BMW and Mini have led Thailand’s premium market for the past three years. Both have …

  • GWM announces range of new models

    GWM announces range of new models

    Great Wall Motor (GWM) has announced plans for a range of new models. At the recent Guangzhou motor show, Zhang Haobao, CEO of GWM Pickup, said the company would focus on new products for the global market, creating a matrix of pure electric, hybrid, and hydrogen energy pickup trucks. According to the company’s 2025 Strategy, …

  • Isuzu dominates Thai pickup sales 2022

    Isuzu dominates Thai pickup sales 2022

    Pickups are an integral part of the landscape in Thailand, with a long history and a big impact on the economy and culture. These versatile and durable vehicles dominate Thailand’s auto industry. In 2022, pickups accounted for 46% of all vehicles sold in Thailand. Some 390,000 pickup trucks were sold in Thailand in 2022. Two …

  • Bangkok’s electric tuk tuks to triple this year

    Bangkok’s electric tuk tuks to triple this year

    MuvMi, Bangkok’s electric tuktuk operator, will nearly triple the number of Bangkok’s electric tuk tuks this year, from 350 to 1,000. Krisada Kritayakirana, CEO of Urban Mobility Tech, said Friday that demand for rides in Bangkok’s electric tuktuks is growing. Krisada said… “Our initial goal is to provide environmentally friendly vehicles for city dwellers who …

  • Thailand’s second-hand car sales industry predicted to rise modestly

    Thailand’s second-hand car sales industry predicted to rise modestly

    The Association of Used Car (AUC) predicts the second-hand car market in Thailand will increase by 15% this year despite the ongoing shortage of semiconductors needed for the production of new vehicles. The worldwide shortage of semiconductors is exacerbated by a political game of cat and mouse between China and Taiwan. Taiwan is largely known …

  • Volvo solar charging stations, charging free of charge

    Volvo solar charging stations, charging free of charge

    Volvo solar charging stations have been installed at four Volvo Car Thailand dealerships, where customers can charge their cars for free. As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand is rising, however slowly, the demand for electricity from charging stations is growing along with it. More EVs means more power generation, which usually involves …

  • Electric vehicles to hit the accelerator this year, says FTI

    Electric vehicles to hit the accelerator this year, says FTI

    The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) predicts a bold future for Thailand’s electric vehicle (EV) industry, unlike the International Monetary Fund which believes the kingdom is heading for a recession. The FTI reckons the EV industry will hit the accelerator this year and sell between 25,000, to 35,000 cars, reports Bangkok Post. But, to achieve …

  • Free electric buses to Bangkok attractions from today

    Free electric buses to Bangkok attractions from today

    In a bid to boost visits to tourist attractions in Bangkok, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration created a program to run free electric buses to the floating markets on weekends, starting today. The plan was created to connect the main public transportation lines across Bangkok with nearby tourist attractions. The BMA announced yesterday the new, eco-friendly …

  • Toyota boss pumps brakes on shifting to EVs

    Toyota boss pumps brakes on shifting to EVs

    The boss of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, is trying to pump the brakes on the shift to electric vehicles. During a recent visit to Thailand, Toyota warned that many insiders, a “silent majority,” are quietly wondering if it is a smart move for car makers to retool exclusively for electric cars. Toyoda said… “People involved in …

  • For Tesla Thailand, all bumpy roads lead to China

    For Tesla Thailand, all bumpy roads lead to China

    For newly-minted Tesla Thailand, there’s a bumpy road ahead, and it leads back to China. Tesla began sales in Thailand, just over a week ago, offering its popular Model 3 and Model Y at prices that compete with rivals like BYD. The company staged a glitzy showcase of its plans at Bangkok’s Siam Paragon mall …

  • Toyota ‘launches’ electric Hilux in Thailand

    Toyota ‘launches’ electric Hilux in Thailand

    Toyota has debuted, but not debuted, an electric version of its popular Hilux pickup in Thailand. Little is known about the specs, with Toyota Thailand glossing over battery size and power output details in a launch that was, to say the least, low-key. The assembled press corps was able to enjoy schmaltzy speeches and powerpoints …

  • Porsche sales in Thailand roaring thanks to nation’s entrepreneurs

    Porsche sales in Thailand roaring thanks to nation’s entrepreneurs

    Porsche Thailand managing director reckons the roaring sales of his luxury car in the kingdom is a combination of the nation’s budding entrepreneurs and modern technology. Peter Rohwer revealed Thailand is second to only Norway in the world for electrified Porsche Cayenne vehicles. Last year, 70% of the vehicles Porsche sold in Thailand were hybrid-powered …

  • High-risk drivers to get full access to Tesla’s driver assistance system

    High-risk drivers to get full access to Tesla’s driver assistance system

    High-risk drivers in North America are now allowed full access to Tesla’s controversial driver-assistance system in a move that has some questioning the company’s intentions. Previously, the feature was only approved for buyers who were considered safe drivers, whatever that means, in North America, but now it is available to all. CEO Elon Musk says …

  • Google Maps update makes it easy to find EV charging stations in Thailand

    Google Maps update makes it easy to find EV charging stations in Thailand

    As more and more people opt for electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand, Google Maps has added a feature to make it easy to find a place to charge your car. Google added the feature after searches for EV charging stations in the kingdom grew by 350% over the past year. Simply launch the app and …

  • What role for Thailand in China’s great European EV invasion?

    What role for Thailand in China’s great European EV invasion?

    Just over a month ago, China’s top electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD announced its first overseas factory, in Thailand. The company bought 96 hectares at Rayong industrial estate. The factory is expected to start producing in 2024 with an annual production capacity of about 150,000 vehicles. Vehicles made in Thailand will be sold locally as …

  • Electric vehicles may need long-term solar power plan

    Electric vehicles may need long-term solar power plan

    As popularity rises with electric vehicles (EVs), future charging options may include solar power. Long-term planning is being pushed by Delta Electronics (Thailand) Plc., as a result of the need to ensure adequate power supplies. One idea is that of using microgrids at charging stations. The electronics manufacturer is suggesting that each charging facility should …

  • China’s new battery charges EV revolution in Thailand

    China’s new battery charges EV revolution in Thailand

    Great news for Thailand’s commuters as they get on board with the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. A new battery has been developed to ensure travelers can get to their destination faster and uninterrupted. Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motor (GWM) has developed a new 20Ah sulfur-based solid-state prototype battery that could expand the range of …

  • Electric vehicles are now available to rent in Phuket, Thailand

    Electric vehicles are now available to rent in Phuket, Thailand

    Phuket has entered a new era of sustainability by welcoming the island’s first ever rentable 100% electric vehicle (EV). Tourists can rent the Nissan Leaf from SIXT Thailand and cruise around Phuket without producing any harmful emissions at all. SIXT Thailand partnered with InterContinental Phuket Resort on the project, who have installed a series of …

  • Thai PM promises to accelerate Thailand’s electric vehicle future

    Thai PM promises to accelerate Thailand’s electric vehicle future

    The Thai PM wants to cement Thailand’s reputation as the biggest SE Asian hub for car manufacturing, and electric cars too. Currently Thailand is the world’s 10th largest manufacturer of vehicles (OICA 2021). Some of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers – Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Volvo and BMW – have …