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Energy Ministry’s push for electric vehicles confirmed at Egat’s ‘E Trans E’ event

By The Nation




At the opening ceremony of “E Trans E” (Electric Transportation of Egat) on Tuesday (September 22), Kulit Sombatsiri, permanent secretary for the Energy Ministry, said the ministry has been pushing for a wider use of electric vehicles in a bid to reduce pollution.


The event was held at the Egat learning centre in Nonthaburi province.


Kulit said Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow has also instructed the Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to come up with a new tariff structure for personal consumption and transport.




The use of all kinds of electric vehicles, ranging from electric trains, buses and boats to electric cars and motorbikes, will grow rapidly in the near future.


“There should be a separate system to charge for electricity used in the public transport system. If there is a wider usage of electric vehicles, then the rate should be lower. And if the demand rises, we will have to come up with a forecast of demand for electricity as part of the National Power Development Plan to support it,” he said.


Meanwhile, ERC is testing an innovative system for calculating the tariff structure for electricity.


Separately, Egat will set up a power source to feed charging stations for the public transport system. The charging stations will be installed in PTT petrol stations.




Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395069



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In response to Q3 a stimulus program to replace old with new.  A new diesel engine will be far better than a rebuilt old one.  To get people trading in the junkers on new vehicles a subsidy could softer the blow for the owner.  People who need pick-up and heavy truck's haven't got any alternative to  diesel engine for power.   Use the carrot and stick approach.  The clunkers get taxed out of existence.

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21 minutes ago, Youlike said:

Come on man, don't ruin their party.....They dont want to stop the burning fields and also poor somchai has the right to drive that crappy old bus/van in the city...There's no one to maintain the law anyway..

😕 Your probably right. 

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15 hours ago, Grumpy John said:

First question: How is the electricity for recharging these vehicles being generated?  Second question: Will the extremely high import tariffs on EV's be reduced?  Third question: Are they to blind to see the polution is being generated by old, poorly maintained and wornout trucks buses,  pick-ups and 2 stroke motorbikes.....assisted by somchai burning rubbish,  fields and anything else that burns. 

Your first question is spot on, Thailand will fall short on the generation fact also the time it will take to ready the country with suitable electrical lines and terminations I'm sure has not fully been taken into consideration .................LOL

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The solution is incredibly simple and obvious yet they managed to miss the mark yet again. Listen carefully folks: as long as Thai's are forced to pay double the price of what EV's cost in other countries, no one wants them. Meddling with charging costs as proposed won't change this and is just a swing and miss.


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