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EV charging stations to be set up at 50-70km intervals

By THE NATION

 

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A government committee has given the nod to increase the number of charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) to cover community areas and main roads between cities.

 

 

The decision was made at a meeting of the Energy Policy Administration Committee chaired by Energy Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong.

 

Sonthirat said on Friday (February 21) that “the interval for each station should be in the range of 50-70 kilometres”. “This is to solve congestions in big cities and allow people in outer urban areas to have supporting facilities for their EVs.”

 

This project will be financed by a fund from the Energy Policy and Planning Office and can be joined by either interest public or private organisations, he added.

 

At present the Ministry of Energy has 520 charging stations under its administration with 805 charging ports in total providing charging service at a flat rate, 24 hours a day.

 

Sonthirat added that the meeting in Friday also agreed to a motion to restructure the ex-refinery oil price by reducing the refinery’s premium by Bt0.5 per litre. The refinery’s premium is the cost that refineries bear and factor in the ex-refinery price. It covers the transport fee, insurance, compensation to lost oil during transportation and oil quality adjusting fee.

 

“The motion will be presented to the Energy Policy and Planning Office by March 19,” he said. “If the motion is approved, the retail oil price will drop Bt0.5 per litre immediately due to reducing cost.”

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30382621

 

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How does this work then? How long does it take to give a decent charge, how much does it cost, how do you pay for it.

 

Genuinely interested 🙂

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The have 2 at my local Robinson but never seen them being used.
What's the Choice of affordable electric vehicles in Thailand?
Will the Chinese will be making themong in Rayong soon?

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2 hours ago, sungod said:

How does this work then? How long does it take to give a decent charge, how much does it cost, how do you pay for it.

 

Genuinely interested 🙂

Depends on the car or motorbike. Here is an example for a Tesla. 

 

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The relevant minister also said recently in the news that they want to put 0% tax on all EV. Right now the price of a Tesla in Thailand is outrageous. 

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6 minutes ago, Tayaout said:

The relevant minister also said recently in the news that they want to put 0% tax on all EV. Right now the price of a Tesla in Thailand is outrageous. 

It's the import duty that's the killer on Teslas. Not the tax.

But as import duty on EVs from China is 0%, and Tesla now has a factory there producing cars (for the Chinese market initially), there's a possibility of far cheaper Chinese-sourced Teslas in the near-ish future.

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1 minute ago, bkk_mike said:

It's the import duty that's the killer on Teslas. Not the tax.

But as import duty on EVs from China is 0%, and Tesla now has a factory there producing cars (for the Chinese market initially), there's a possibility of far cheaper Chinese-sourced Teslas in the near-ish future.

Sorry I meant import duty. They plan to drop it for all EV but it's not official yet. 

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4 hours ago, bert bloggs said:

you can put them up every 50yds for all i care ,until i can charge the car in 3 mins without having to join a q then drive 300 miles  i will stick with my petrol car thanks.

In Central and other bigger places it's free to charge. Mostly it's not the really fast chargers. Takes about 3h for 350km of range. I assume they dont charge at really high speeda because its free and they want you to spend money in Central but hey. Nice "bonus".

 

I assume this will be standard everywhere. Free charging and they make it back on you grabbing food etc nearby.

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Car ownership in the Kingdom has rocketed in recent years, with 226 out of every thousand Thais now owning conventionally-powered vehicles bought on credit deals.

 

Roughly a quarter of consumers are already having problems making repayments on their existing car loans. How can they be expected to lash out for an expensive new EV in the foreseeable?

 

https://paultan.org/2019/09/26/asean-vehicle-to-population-list-the-correct-facts/

 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Editor-s-Picks/FT-Confidential-Research/Ballooning-household-debt-will-slow-Thailand-s-growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Huawei can come up with 5G Wireless Charging 

 

- all those continually Phased Array reDirected signals to follow (and cook) you as you drive along on your merry way

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I'm startled to learn there are as many as 520 charging stations here already. Has to be a good thing. In 10 years it'll be all electric everywhere, and recharge way cheaper than petrol or diesel.

 

All they have to do is keep the stations operating during monsoon blackouts ...

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