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FTI launches maintenance campaign for old cars in bid to ease Bangkok pollution woes


The Automotive Industry Club of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has launched a car maintenance campaign in a bid to reduce the emission of PM2.5 dust particles. The campaign will run until the end of February next year.

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“Seven car manufacturers will join the three-month campaign and provide discounts on car inspection, oil change and servicing at 540 participating car service centres in the metropolitan area,” honorary club president Suparat Sirisuwanangkura said. “We expect more than 480,000 vehicles to participate in the programme. To be eligible, cars should either have a diesel or petrol engine, be over seven years old and should have been registered within Bangkok and its perimeter.

FTI launches maintenance campaign for old cars in bid to ease Bangkok pollution woes

“FTI is promoting proper maintenance of old cars to boost engine efficiency and help reduce air pollution, especially PM2.5 particulate matter, which is threatening the health of people in metropolitan areas,” he added. “More than 10,000 car owners joined the first campaign, which ran from February 10 to 29 this year. So, we have decided to launch another campaign to attract more motorists.”

Apart from campaigning for car maintenance, FTI has also been working with the government to promote electric vehicle-related industries in Thailand as part of its long-term strategy to reduce air pollution. FTI is using investment promotion and market stimulation strategies to encourage motorists to switch to cleaner alternatives.

Published : December 17, 2020

By : THE NATION