The Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) was established through collaboration between the academic and automotive industrial sector in 2015. On the occasion that EVAT has welcomed Khun Krisda Utamote as the new president, the organizer of Automotive Manufacturing has visited EVAT’s office to congratulate as well as to learn more about the association’s vision on electric vehicles, and the approaches Thai auto part makers can adopt in response to the direction of global automotive industry.
“At the end of 2019, the number of battery electric vehicles (BEV) has increased 380% from 2018, which is a really high growth figure. The number of BEV registered in Thailand in the first half of 2020 was even more than three thousand units, compared to about one and a half thousand in 2019. We expect this number to grow even further in 2021 as a result of new car manufacturers’ investment and expansion into Thailand.”