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still the same variable prices ? pay up or you get a kicking from the driver ?

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33 minutes ago, mikebell said:

'transport, traffic and helping the environment.'

 

I snorted coffee down the nostrils again.  He hasn't got it yet.  Pattaya Transport is in the middle of something similar to the Bermuda Triangle.  There is a peculiar electric force field that prevents all meters on taxis from working; all Pattaya traffic officers from working; the only exception to the non-working ideal are the fly-tippers assisting in the deterioration of the environment.

'Bermuda Triangle' Isn't that quite a thin strip? I knew a girl with one.

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17 hours ago, balo said:

I will pay 20 baht for an electric ride. If they charge more, forget it. 

Thais won't pay 20 baht. 

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On 9/10/2020 at 11:27 AM, ianezy0 said:

But how will they charge these electric baht buses. No suitable plugs at home.

maybe we will be seeing many wires  from power  poles into the vehicles!

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On 9/10/2020 at 11:27 AM, ianezy0 said:

But how will they charge these electric baht buses. No suitable plugs at home.

maybe we will be seeing many wires  from power  poles into the vehicles!

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On 9/10/2020 at 11:30 AM, Jingthing said:

Good.

Bad....

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You can not run a vehicle 24/7 with electric...........The baht bus drivers are poor they will not invest 1 baht into electric.......

The baht buses work perfect no need to change anything.....

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26 minutes ago, redwood1 said:

You can not run a vehicle 24/7 with electric...........The baht bus drivers are poor they will not invest 1 baht into electric.......

The baht buses work perfect no need to change anything.....

Those in power can outlaw gasoline baht buses. 

 

The wealthy Thai elite can then buy electric baht buses with no competition from cheaper gasoline baht buses.  People may have to wait longer for a ride than in the past, so service delivery is down.

 

The price to ride will then be raised to 20 baht, or more, to ride.  

 

Somchai, with his traditional baht bus, goes broke.  

 

Just more of those in power looking after their own interests, or their friends or family, with everyone else suffering, on way or another.  

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If i am not wrong the bathbus drivers in Pattaya

don't own the vehicle, they just rent it to the structure owning the fleet

that's why they are all the same type of vehicles, with just the number

printed  on the door being different.

 

They could easily get ride of the oldest ones (The vehicle, not the driver lol)

and replace them by electrics 

Anyway even in normal time, there are far too much of them on the road

 

However i don't know if the structure is a public one, linked to the city hall

or a private corporation. Maybe someone has the answer?

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15 minutes ago, kingofthemountain said:

If i am not wrong the bathbus drivers in Pattaya

don't own the vehicle, they just rent it to the structure owning the fleet

that's why they are all the same type of vehicles, with just the number

printed  on the door being different.

 

They could easily get ride of the oldest ones (The vehicle, not the driver lol)

and replace them by electrics 

Anyway even in normal time, there are far too much of them on the road

 

However i don't know if the structure is a public one, linked to the city hall

or a private corporation. Maybe someone has the answer?

I believe the baht bus collective is 100% private......Some of the baht buses are owned by the driver some baht buses the drivers rent daily......

They operate like taxis Day shift 12 hours Night shift 12 hours.....

Electric would not add one shred of value to anyone except to those selling the electric baht buses.......Everyone else would pay and pay and pay.....

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Since Toyota is supplying those, why not offer a conversion kit for the existing ones. Make them hybrids.

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On 9/10/2020 at 4:30 AM, Cake Monster said:

Great Idea !

Its time to get rid of the present Baht Bus Mafia, and for the City Hall to buy / Lease all the new Electric Vehicles  and then for them to rent them out.

 

Rent them out to the new Baht Bus Mafia?

 

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4 hours ago, impulse said:

 

Rent them out to the new Baht Bus Mafia?

 

Army mafia squeezing out the old police mafia.  

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On 9/10/2020 at 12:29 PM, spidermike007 said:

It should all be city sponsored. They cannot expect the songtaew owners to invest, nor maintain. And this is NOT about the digital age. This is about the year 2020. Let's get with it guys. Thailand is way behind the electric/hybrid curve, to the point of being embarrassing. If the officials only had any pride. 

If the officials only had half a brain they would have introduced an  electric tram system years ago. You go down Soi Bukhaow now when no one around and the only thing holding up the traffic is the songtaew driver crawling along beeping his horn

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