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Govt closing gaps in EV charging station network

By The Nation

 

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Ratchada Thanadirek

 

State electricity agencies have been ordered to ensure there are no gaps in the national network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, said government deputy spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek.

 

The charging stations must be placed 50-70 kilometres apart.

 

Currently, several different companies operate a loose network of charging stations around the country, with a single payment platform in the pipeline.

 

Meanwhile the committee tasked with steering the national EV development policy has come up with a roadmap to boost production of electric vehicles to 30 per cent of total auto-manufacturing in the country by 2030.

 

Surging demand for EVs should see at least 2,000 sold this year, according to the Federation of Thai Industries' Automotive Industry Club.

 

In related news, Industry Minister Suriya Juanroongruangkit said on Monday that the Industry and Transport ministries are working to draw up conditions and criteria to woo train and electric vehicle manufacturers to Thailand.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30396872

 

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13 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Meanwhile the committee tasked with steering the national EV development policy has come up with a roadmap to boost production of electric vehicles to 30 per cent of total auto-manufacturing in the country by 2030.

The road map resides in that Chinese speaking country to the north.  They have the highest penetration in Asia and the world's largest car market.   But please continue pontificating the virtues of the junta government. 

 

Think she looks a little pale.   She needs to go outside and play.  

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2 minutes ago, LukKrueng said:

How long does it take to fully charge ev batteries (fill up the tank so to speak)?

It took a long time I remember they did this for cars driving on LPG

That time I drove from Phetchaburi to Phuket there was only 1 LPG station between.

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21 minutes ago, LukKrueng said:

How long does it take to fully charge ev batteries (fill up the tank so to speak)?

It depends on the vehicle batteries and charge station capacity .. the higher kWh chargers can recharge quite quickly now but these are usually found on motorways and are expensive to use .. chargers at home tend to have lower output and take longer to fully charge but are a lot less expensive to use .. 

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20 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The charging stations must be placed 50-70 kilometres apart.

Even out in the remote mountains areas of Northern Thailand??? (photo Chiang Dao)

 

Chiang Dao mountain. Chiang Mai, Thailand Stock Photo - Alamy

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Look beyond the slightly hesitant presentation to see where the EV business is going just a few hundred kilometers north of where we're living.  Check out the Baojun at 10':50" .

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Where do the "clean" EV stations get their juice?  Coal-fired electric plants like in Lampang?  🤣

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4 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

It depends on the vehicle batteries and charge station capacity .. the higher kWh chargers can recharge quite quickly now but these are usually found on motorways and are expensive to use .. chargers at home tend to have lower output and take longer to fully charge but are a lot less expensive to use .. 

OK, to clarify the question, let's say a family size car like a Honda City (yes, I know there are no Honda City ev at the moment). A normal gasoline car of that size will take about 10 minutes to fill up from empty to full, right? So driving from BKK to Phuket you'll need 2-3 stops for refueling, totaling about 30 minutes. How many times and how long will you have to spend for recharging batteries for a similar car? 

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2 hours ago, connda said:

Where do the "clean" EV stations get their juice?  Coal-fired electric plants like in Lampang?  🤣

No one talks about that.

They are only mention  the fact that the cars run on Electricity that's Clean Right? 

My Foot it is it's  and is as Dirty as Hell . And wait ,once they got the public Hooked you will see that it will cost an arm and a leg to Charge the Clean Car .The cost of the Electricity Will go Sky High.

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2 hours ago, digger70 said:

No one talks about that.

They are only mention  the fact that the cars run on Electricity that's Clean Right? 

My Foot it is it's  and is as Dirty as Hell . And wait ,once they got the public Hooked you will see that it will cost an arm and a leg to Charge the Clean Car .The cost of the Electricity Will go Sky High.

Always take the worst case scenario to sound convincing..........not!

I have solar panels on the roof - juice is free and clean.

Now, try again.........

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2 hours ago, digger70 said:

No one talks about that.

They are only mention  the fact that the cars run on Electricity that's Clean Right? 

My Foot it is it's  and is as Dirty as Hell . And wait ,once they got the public Hooked you will see that it will cost an arm and a leg to Charge the Clean Car .The cost of the Electricity Will go Sky High.

The point about EVs is not the cost saving (and electricity price aside there are savings on virtually all running costs) it's the reduction in pollution, and fossil fuels will be transitioned out over the next 25 years.  Not only does the coal industry know this, but Big Oil sees the writing on the wall and is investing initially in infrastructure because it's easy, given the sites and relationship with retailers. You can bet that they will work tirelessly towards building their stake in renewables, the economics of which are improving even faster than predicted.

 

Your cynicism is not well founded. 

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19 hours ago, LukKrueng said:

How long does it take to fully charge ev batteries (fill up the tank so to speak)?

 take around 30 min at an DC charger , time to go to toilet , and drink a coffee.  I drive a EV for 1 year now and I never will by an ICE Car again.  90% of people drive less then 300KM per week and would need to charge only 1 or 2 time per week and they would do this at home over night(same me need max 6h 20-100%). https://youtu.be/0zc7NdH56Jc

 

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8 minutes ago, Brandt66 said:

 take around 30 min at an DC charger , time to go to toilet , and drink a coffee.  I drive a EV for 1 year now and I never will by an ICE Car again.  90% of people drive less then 300KM per week and would need to charge only 1 or 2 time per week and they would do this at home over night(same me need max 6h 20-100%). https://youtu.be/0zc7NdH56Jc

 

30 minutes is a bit long, but still reasonable. How much does it cost per charge at a charging station? How much does it cost to charge at home? 

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