By The Nation
Smart energy solutions company, Banpu Next, and car-sharing startup, Haupcar, have launched the “Banpu Next EV Car Sharing for Caring” project in which free EV cars will be provided for medical personnel at Chulalongkorn Hospital for three months as they fight the Covid-19 contagion.
Somruedee Chaimongkol, chief executive officer of Banpu Public Co Ltd and acting CEO of Banpu Next, along with Haupcar Co Ltd’s CEO and co-founder Krit Vichaiwatanapanich, and Takenori Harada, managing director of electric car manufacturer FOMM (Asia) Co Ltd, presented the fleet to the management of King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital recently.
Cars can be booked and unlocked via the Haupcar app, before the user drives it away. This does away with the need to have any physical contact with another person, which is in perfect compliance with the social-distancing measure.
The fleet was received by Asst Professor Yuwaree Pichitchok, MD, deputy director of the hospital’s strategy and human resources department.