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Prayut applauds BMTA for producing locally made electric buses

Sep 29. 2020
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Anucha Buraphachaisri, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was very pleased with the prototype electric buses he and other members of the Cabinet were given the chance to try out on Tuesday morning.

The BMTA is ready to add e-buses to its city transit system. The buses were developed in a collaboration between the Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Ministry, the

National Science and Technology Development Agency, Metropolitan Electricity Authority, Provincial Electricity Authority, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Bangkok Mass Transit Authority and private firms Phanthong Machinery, Choknumchai-Hitech Placing, Electric Vehicle and Sabai Motor (Thailand).

The electric buses are 12 metres long and can go up to 90 kilometres per hour.

Prayut commended BMTA for supporting the local supply chain system by developing electric buses that use domestically made parts. He also said the government will provide funds if the BMTA wants to develop a fleet of electric public buses.

Prayut said the development of these buses proves that his government is committed to pushing the country forward with the use of technology and innovation.

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