Great Wall Motor join forces 3 electricity EGAT MEA and PEA Develop a strong ecosystem structure Ready to drive the electric vehicle industry in Thailand
GWM joins hands with 3 Thai electricity agencies Moving forward to drive the EV industry in Thailand
Bangkok – 28 April 2022 – Great Wall Motor Hand in hand with 3 electric power agencies, consisting ofThe Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), and the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA). Signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in promoting and supporting electric vehicle propulsion and developing electric charging stations. to focus on the development of electric power infrastructure
By bringing the expertise of Great Wall Motors as Thailand’s leader in electric vehicles Combined with the expertise in electric power of all 3 departments to create a more complete electric vehicle ecosystem. Ready to drive the Thai electric vehicle industry to grow sustainably
The Memorandum of Cooperation Signing Ceremony was held on April 27, 2022. which Mr. Supattanapong Panmeechaow, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy was honored to preside over the ceremony. Mr. Michael Chong, Vice President of Great Wall Motor (Thailand), Mr. Boonynit Wongrakmit, Governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Mr. Wilas Chalayasat, Governor of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, and Mr. Supachai Ekaun, who that the Provincial Electricity Authority Signed at GWM Experience Center ICONSIAM, along with a team of senior executives from Great Wall Motors, namely Mr. Narong Sitlayon, Managing Director and Mr. Kanchit Chaisupho, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Government Affairs, Great. Wall Motor (Thailand) witnessed the ceremony
Mr. Supattanapong Panmeechaow, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy said, “The signing of a memorandum on cooperation in promoting electric vehicle propulsion and the development of electric charging stations between Great Wall Motors and EGAT, MEA and PEA shows to the important role of the government and the private sector in cooperating in driving the policies of the government and the Ministry of Energy Ready to push Thailand towards becoming a low-carbon society, promoting the business environment in Thailand to be conducive to the sale and production of electric vehicles. including building a comprehensive charging station To focus on the development of the country’s infrastructure and drive the electric vehicle industry in Thailand to grow steadily.”
Mr. Michael Chong, Vice President of Great Wall Motors (Thailand) said, “After the government has a policy to support the electric vehicle industry This makes many sectors ready to join forces to drive Thailand towards the automotive society of the future. Great Wall Motor is the first car brand to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Thai government to push forward the policy to support electric vehicles.
“By the cooperation between Great Wall Motor and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand Metropolitan Electricity Authority and the Provincial Electricity Authority this time It will help strengthen the electric vehicle ecosystem in Thailand to be more complete. both in terms of conducting an in-depth survey on electric charging stations Sharing installation skills and know-how including the exchange of knowledge on technology, innovation and service models.”
“In 2022, Great Wall Motor plans to build 55 charging stations. Collaboration with these three electric utilities will play an important role in helping us achieve this goal effectively. concrete”
“Furthermore, Great Wall Motors has strengthened its regional strategy. by aiming for Thailand is the center and expand the market into ASEAN Promote and support Thailand’s policy of becoming an electric vehicle production center in the ASEAN region.”
“In the future, we will work with our partners. by facilitating Thai consumers to travel with electric vehicles, exploring new industrial models and opportunities further. To promote the development of Thailand’s new energy automotive industry including upgrading the automotive industry in the ASEAN region.”
sideMr. Boonyanit Wongrakmit, Governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand said, “As a state enterprise under the supervision of the Ministry of Energy, EGAT has expertise in electrical system development for 52 years and is committed to continually supporting the creation of Thailand’s electric vehicle ecosystem. to operators and manufacturers with efficiency, convenience, safety and speed, both in the field of electric vehicles and the network of charging station installations Developing applications that can share information with each other to support the expansion of the industry and the electric vehicle business.”
“EGAT is very pleased to collaborate with leading electric vehicle manufacturers such as Great Wall Motors to support Thailand towards the goal of producing electric vehicles to 30% of the total. All production by 2030, which will help solve the problem of air pollution and global warming. ready to help create a green society for Thailand in the future.”
“At present, EGAT has opened 49 EleX by EGAT stations along with partner stations in the EleXA network, totaling 49 stations nationwide. The goal is to expand the number of charging stations EleX by EGAT to more than 120 stations by the end of 2022 to cover more travel across the country.”
while Mr. Wilas Chalayasat, Governor of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority said, “MEA is a state-owned enterprise that has been committed to promoting the use of electric vehicles in the country for the past 10 years. MEA is pleased to collaborate with Great Wall Motors to support and push forward. According to the guidelines for promoting electric vehicles, Policy 30@30 of the National Electric Vehicle Policy Committee. by the Ministry of Energy To prepare to support the transition to the use of electric vehicles by creating a more complete electric vehicle ecosystem.”
“Currently, the MEA has planned to improve the electrical network in the distribution area to become a Smart Metro Grid and has plans to expand the charging station to cover all areas of Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan. Ready to facilitate the service of standard and safe MEA EV chargers to electric vehicle users through the MEA EV Application that has been developed to increase efficiency. and create a better user experience Connected on the Intelligent Charger Management System Platform that can analyze statistical data related to charging for planning the development of electrical systems and providing services It is to promote and support the use of electric vehicles in Thailand. We are ready to cooperate with the private sector in all sectors to promote the implementation of the government policy in the future.”
Supachai Ekaun, Governor of the Provincial Electricity Authority concluded that “From the intention of Great Wall Motors to upgrade the Thai electric vehicle ecosystem to be on par with the international level. The Provincial Electricity Authority is ready to support the company. To expand the electric field and infrastructure better. to support the growing number of electric vehicles that are continuously increasing.”
“The PEA, as a state enterprise in the field of electric power in Thailand that provides services covering all 75 provinces, has expanded 73 charging stations and plans to expand the number of charging stations by 190 additional stations, totaling 263 stations within the year. 2023, including the development of the PEA VOLTA Application that will allow users to locate, navigate, order, charge, pay for services and check usage history more convenient We believe that this cooperation will be the starting point to push Thailand to use more electric vehicles. make a green society create jobs, build careers along with further economic development for Thai people.”
This collaboration between Great Wall Motor and the three electric utilities will cover the development of electric power infrastructure to support the growth of electric vehicles in Thailand. both the installation and development of the charging station Sharing knowledge that is important in action and enhance the relevant applications and platforms. including future marketing promotion activities The details are as follows.
- Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT): Collaborate in expanding the network of charging stations in the form of Fast-charge, along with developing Charging Mobile Application that can be used together. both the redemption of reward points between platforms and identification of the charging station network To facilitate users. In addition, it also cooperates in marketing promotion. Development of products and services in the field of electric vehicles Research study on the trends of electric vehicle batteries as well as feasibility studies and other business opportunities
- Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA): Exchange of Technical Data and research studies on the feasibility of reusing and recycling electric vehicle batteries. including training in electric charging stations It is the main partner in installing charging stations for G-Charge stations, partner stores, and terminal charging stations. (Destination) is ready to connect to the service of station booking and payment through both MEA’s application and GWM Application. It also promotes the creation of electric vehicle products and services. To drive Thai society towards a sustainable low-carbon society
- Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA): Exchange technical information of electric vehicle operating systems. and the system of the charging station for safety in use including being the main partner in expanding the electric field Installation of transformers for partner stations, partner stores and terminal charging stations (Destination) to build confidence electrical safety ready to support marketing activities and the development of an application to be able to link the data of the charging station and facilitate the booking of charging stations and payment through the application as well
This partnership is another commitment of Great Wall Motors as “Global Intelligent Technology Company who see the importance of strengthening the electric vehicle ecosystem This is in line with the guidelines for the development of the electric vehicle industry in Thailand. through working with partners in various sectors continually To help push Thailand towards a sustainable electric vehicle society according to the country’s long-term economic and social development plan.