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Apr 13. 2018
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By The Nation

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ChargeNow partners – including BMW Group Thailand Co Ltd, Polytechnology Co Ltd, Greenlots, Central Group and AP Thailand PCL – have teamed up in expanding the ChargeNow network of public charging stations for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids with new charging stations.

BMW said the three sites were in downtown Bangkok at CentralWorld, Gaysorn Village and SO Sofitel Bangkok, in addition to the first two at Crystal Design Centre and Terminal 21. 

Christian Wiedmann, president of BMW in Thailand, said: “BMW Group Thailand and ChargeNow partners are committed to drive Thailand towards a full-fledged electric society. We now plan to work closely with ChargeNow and our authorised BMW dealers to install 100 charging stations across the country to facilitate and simplify the charging process and eventually pave the way to a sustainable low-carbon environment.”

The charging process uses the Greenlots app for smartphones, including the location and status of each charging station, status notifications during charging and access to ChargeNow account settings such as adding or removing a vehicle from the account.

Apart from the installation of charging stations for up to six electric and plugin-hybrid vehicles at CentralWorld, ChargeNow stations are also planned at 12 more Central Group properties, including CentralPlaza, CentralFestival and Robinson malls.

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