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Thailand Plots Course for Electric-Vehicle Future
Alan Harman | WardsAuto

BANGKOK: -- The Thai government is planning for 1.2 million electric vehicles in Thailand by 2036 and up to 1,000 charging stations to support them.

A roadmap approved by the National Energy Policy Council sees the EVs introduced in three phases.

It will begin this year with 200 electric bus fleets operating by the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority, The Nation newspaper reports. “We would like electric vehicles to happen fast and hence we have come up with a clear-cut road map, because the world’s trend is moving that way,” Energy Minister General Anantaporn Kanjanara is quoted as saying.

Full story: http://wardsauto.com/engines/thailand-plots-course-electric-vehicle-future

-- WARDS AUTO 2016-03-15

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It will begin this year with 200 electric bus fleets operating by the Bangkok Mass Transit .

200 bus fleets or 200 buses.

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I am certain about 2 months ago I read an article in TV that Thailand will soon be having problems keeping up with the demands for electricity throughout the country. If they can not supply enough electric then how will the vehicles be powered?

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I am ok i already have my electric vehicle.

3 wheels top speed 15 kms per hour fantastic machine.

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60,000 electric vehicles per year then. Less than a thousand per province which is a tiny amount of total vehicle sales.

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"The Thai government is planning for 1.2 million electric vehicles in Thailand by 2036..."

Hope they discover grounding by then.

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"The Thai government is planning for 1.2 million electric vehicles in Thailand by 2036..."

Hope they discover grounding by then.

Hilarious!

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Make them tax free

And amfibian so they can also be used as boats during the floodings.

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Great news. I will start a business making 10 km electric wire. Put a label says for use in electric cars. Two years I will retire. Yes !

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I learned that almost every electric device and installation here is unsafe.

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Great news generally for the E.V future !!! New battery technology is in full swing for this use and solar powered off-grid homes.

These days do buses or any vehicles turn engines off in traffic jambs in Bkk?

Imagine the reduction of Bkk pollution in the long traffic jambs.

New technology solar panels have advanced greatly and larger charging stations across the country with solar assist could offer cheaper day rates and reduce some demand on existing power sources.

The stronghold of oil companies keeping a demand for their products is slowly loosening to battery and solar.

Great competition too worldwide for Thai produced vehicles coming on the market.

Go Solar. Go Battery power.

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Why 2036?

The technology is here now: VW, BMW, Telsa, Ford, Toyota, GM, Geely, BYD are currently the top 10 automakers for all-electric cars.

Just as the BMT will lease electric buses and charging stations from the Chinese, it can do the same now with autos.

The military government plotting a course for electric vehicle future in 20 years is about as useful as it plotting democracy.

Questionable at best.

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I learned that almost every electric device and installation here is unsafe.

That's a fairly sweeping and probably unfair/untruthful statement.

Is that the most positive attitude one would want to finish this day with?

Wouldn't we all hope that this new venture would have all the lessons learnt (from what you are probably referring to) will auger for something better than the past?

Were you referring to domestic appliances and domestic house wiring?

If so I have seen and felt some of this but your quote :- "almost all" is surely over the top.

They are talking about the vehicle industry here.

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