EV

  • Economy

    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 that target the EV industry…

  • Politics

    PM Prayut drives electric car with Swiss ambassador

    After completing her term in Thailand, Helene Budliger Artierda, the Swiss ambassador, paid a farewell visit to Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House. Helene came to visit Prayut in an electric-powered red Mini Cooper, which caught the PM’s attention during their conversation. Just before the Swiss ambassador could head back to the embassy, Prayut asked about the car. He…

  • Thailand

    450 charging stations for electric vehicles by the end of 2022

    PTT Oil and Retail Business (OR) plans to increase its electric vehicle (EV) business by adding more charging stations in the nation’s shopping malls by the end of the year. Terminal 21, Fashion Island, and The Promenade are next in line to get the charging stations under the PluZ brand. Five more stations, two in Bangkok, two in Pattaya and…

  • Thailand

    Thailand ups electric vehicle incentives, after 30% spike in foreign direct investment

    Thailand Board of Investment has approved revised conditions and incentives for investing in electric vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them, specifically charging stations. Today’s BOI announcement comes as Thailand increases its incentives for people to buy and invest in electric vehicles, in an effort to maintain its grip on Southeast Asia’s car manufacturing market, which is transitioning to…

  • Video

    Thailand News Update | Thailand to target Indians travel destination & weddings

    Petrol-powered cars are still in vogue, but Electric Vehicles, or EVs, are definitely on the rise. That’s the takeaway from this year’s Bangkok International Motor Show, which recorded sales of some 34,000 vehicles, a 14% increase compared to last year’s show. The 43rd edition of the popular motor show took place over a span of two weeks at Impact Muang…

  • Technology

    Global Electric Vehicle sales up 109% last year

    In new research on the global electric vehicle market, Canalys estimates that 6.5 million electric vehicles (EVs) were sold worldwide in 2021, up 109% on 2020. EVs include fully electric and plug-in hybrid passenger cars. The total global car market grew just 4% in 2021 as it continued to struggle with Covid-19 restrictions and chip shortages. EV sales represented 9%…

  • World

    Asia News Today | Hong Kong’s healthcare overwhelmed by Covid infections

    Hong Kong’s healthcare is being overwhelmed by a big surge in new Covid infections. Patients showing symptoms are now having to be treated outside the crowded hospitals. The government admits it is struggling to contain wave of Omicron infections, but is ruling out a Hong Kong-wide lockdown. A record 4,285 new infections were reported yesterday in the special administrative region…

  • Good Morning Thailand

    Work from home encouraged in Thailand & Electric motorbike taxi’s | GMT

    The government officials in Thailand are to start working from home starting this new years. The health ministry has also come out to stay that online learning in schools might also be a possibility. Thailand is looking into electric motorbikes as a future alternative for motorbike usage in the country and taxi’s. All this coming up on todays good morning…

  • Thaiger Bites

    Thai expats return, Rising sea levels, Thai chillies and Adverts | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 59

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  • Thailand

    Thailand eyeing EV benefits, but consumer incentives remain unclear

    The Thai government is reportedly looking to spark local interest in electric vehicles, with the Finance Ministry poised to approve a number of measures designed to promote their use. The Bangkok Post reports a source on the National Electric Vehicle Policy Committee as stating the measures are expected to significantly bring down the prices of imported EVs. With the government…

  • Transport

    Thailand aims for only electric vehicles by 2035

    Thailand has announced an ambitious plan to move to only sell zero-emission electric vehicles by 2035 as it aims to be at the forefront of the electric car market. Right now in Thailand, less than 1% of the vehicles on the road are electric but an advisor to the Energy Ministry’s national policy committee said that it’s clear the world…

  • Transport

    Thailand aims for 30% electric vehicle production by 2030

    By 2030, Thailand aims to have 30% of car production to be electric vehicles in an effort to minimise air pollution as the air quality in a number of provinces in Thailand, especially Bangkok and Chiang Mai, has been at levels classified as unhealthy and even hazardous in reports by IQAir. Electric vehicles would include cars, motorbikes and buses. Industry…

  • Technology

    Electric vehicle registrations in Thailand rose 380% in 2019

    Electic cars (EVs) are on the rise in Thailand. The Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) reports a sharp increase in the number of electric vehicles registered in 2019. Department of Land Transport statistics show that, as of December 31, there were 2,854 electric vehicle registrations, including 1,572 new cars, up 380% from 2018 when only there were only 325 registered.…

  • Thailand

    Electric cars in Thailand move into the fast lane

    by Jintana Panyaarvudh The Thai Government has a goal of getting 1.2 million electric vehicles on the road by 2036. The rising number of registered EVs, the development of a locally made EVs, as well as research and development of some EV parts are indications that it could have a major role in Thai society, said Amonrat Kaewpradap, a committee…