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Thailand to Build Nearly 1,400 EV Charging Stations by 2030


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by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

BANGKOK (NNT) - The government plans to increase the number of the charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) by over 65% by 2030.

 

According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek, the number of EV charging stations nationwide will increase from 944 to 1,394 over the next nine years. The resolution followed a study conducted by the Ministry of Energy to boost EV production in the kingdom.

 

The spokesperson added that the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) have established a testing and certification center for high-voltage chargers for EVs and other devices.

 

The center opened on July 15, allowing local manufacturers to cut costs and accelerate EV development by eliminating the need to send their products to be certified in other countries. This would help the domestic EV industry and support the government’s goal of becoming a leading country in regard to the electric vehicle sector.

 

 

Source: https://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news/detail/TCATG220807153152281

 

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So they're planning on installing an extra 5 charging stations per province over the next 8 years. That is truly pathetic.....speechless considering the Govt are trying to encourage ev use.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

the number of EV charging stations nationwide will increase from 944 to 1,394 over the next nine years

That's 1 charging station per 366,5 km2. Yeah that will do, great plan. Give yourself a raise. 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

The spokesperson added that the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) have established a testing and certification center for high-voltage chargers for EVs and other devices.

This is the one that is more worrying to me. We know how testing and inspection works in Thailand, so when kick-backs come into play how many of these chargers, presumably at existing petrol stations, will explode and burst into flames ?  

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I hope they come up with an etiquette for dealing with these charging stations, it's not going to be fun when someone cuts in front of you in the queue with impunity because "you farang!"

 

 

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2 hours ago, bendejo said:

I hope they come up with an etiquette for dealing with these charging stations, it's not going to be fun when someone cuts in front of you in the queue with impunity because "you farang!"

Machete sales in Thailand, could go through the roof.

TIT.

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....and if repeated often and loud enough it'll all become true.

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Before EVs become common place, they need to produce waterproof cars! Every wet season i have to drive through flood water, some of which comes up to chassis level.......

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I am sure this news will encourage every person in Thailand to trade in millions of gas cars so they can wait in line for the 1394 charge stations throughout the country. What a joke this is.

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And where will the power come from to charge these EV vehicles..............you guessed correctly, from coal powered power plants.

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6 hours ago, mrfill said:

Just checked to see how many EV stations are currently in the UK.

Ans: 20336 stations with 54779 connectors (July 2022).

Maybe you should've checked to see how many EVs there are in the UK compared to Thailand, also.

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6 hours ago, JBChiangRai said:

I think you are misunderstanding the numbers.

 

The OP is talking about government charging stations, presumably they mean PEA, MEA, EGAT.

Exactly.  There are a lot of Thaivisa posters who "misunderstand" so much.  

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49 minutes ago, Screaming said:

And where will the power come from to charge these EV vehicles..............you guessed correctly, from coal powered power plants.

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OMG! (Oh my Greta?)

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18 minutes ago, Eano said:

Maybe they mean 9 months ...

But I haven't heard anything about the solar & wind power that is needed not just for EV's but in general.

A few hundred solar cyclone towers would be a good start.

https://www.enviromission.com.au/site/solar-towers/concept

 

 

Oh, yes, wind power, the answer to all our energy dreams!

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58 minutes ago, Screaming said:

And where will the power come from to charge these EV vehicles..............you guessed correctly, from coal powered power plants.

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No, you informed incorrectly. Thailand's electricity generation is mainly NOT coal.

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28 minutes ago, Eano said:

Maybe they mean 9 months ...

But I haven't heard anything about the solar & wind power that is needed not just for EV's but in general.

A few hundred solar cyclone towers would be a good start.

https://www.enviromission.com.au/site/solar-towers/concept

Wind power is already sorted.

 

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