Playing a significant role in this ambitious journey is Evolt Technology. This firm, with proficiency in EV charging amenities, has recently collaborated with Gentari Co, Malaysia’s top green energy supplier. The fruits of this successful partnership can be seen in the newly unveiled charging station in Bangkok. This new station comes equipped with alternating current chargers. This latest undertaking is the sequel to a memorandum of understanding that materialized in the early part of this year. The memorandum’s clear directive is to upgrade the count of EV charging stations in and around Southeast Asia.
Pioneering through this endeavor, Evolt has victoriously launched and spread out a network of over 200 charging stations nationwide, offering charging and maintenance services. Catering to motorists necessitating both alternating and direct current chargers, the firm provides the convenience of billing and queuing through its mobile application service,
On the academic frontier, the Prince of Songkhla University (PSU), a renowned state-owned institution, has been carving its niche with PSU-EV. The university houses a research and development hub along with a human resource development center within the confines of its Hat Yai campus – an initiative that is the first of its kind in Southern Thailand. Nikom Suvonvorn, the Dean of PSU’s Engineering Faculty, firmly believes that collaborated efforts of research, development, and EV experts are crucial to accelerate the Thai government’s ambition of becoming a main player in the EV production space.
The university aims at arming students with profound knowledge about EV technology and working towards converting conventional petroleum-based vehicles to battery-operated vehicles.
In an ambitious move, last year, the National EV Policy Committee made public its aggressive target of ensuring that half of locally manufactured vehicles are EVs by 2030. The intent behind this unique initiative is to help Thailand grow as a regional EV powerhouse. A recent report by research firm BloombergNEF pointed at the skyrocketing global sales of EVs and identified Thailand and Indonesia as Asean’s key contributors.
Reports suggest that by 2026, it is estimated that the global share of EVs in new passenger car sales will leap from 14% this year to a whopping 30% in the next five years, stated Allen Tom Abraham, Senior Analyst for Asia-Pacific Transport at BloombergNEF.