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Govt closing gaps in EV charging station network

Oct 27. 2020
Ratchada Thanadirek
Ratchada Thanadirek
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By The Nation

State electricity agencies have been ordered to ensure there are no gaps in the national network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, said government deputy spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek.

The charging stations must be placed 50-70 kilometres apart.

Currently, several different companies operate a loose network of charging stations around the country, with a single payment platform in the pipeline.

Meanwhile the committee tasked with steering the national EV development policy has come up with a roadmap to boost production of electric vehicles to 30 per cent of total auto-manufacturing in the country by 2030.

Surging demand for EVs should see at least 2,000 sold this year, according to the Federation of Thai Industries' Automotive Industry Club.

In related news, Industry Minister Suriya Juanroongruangkit said on Monday that the Industry and Transport ministries are working to draw up conditions and criteria to woo train and electric vehicle manufacturers to Thailand.


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