MOI discussed with the National Electric Vehicle Policy Committee


MOI discussed with the National Electric Vehicle Policy Committee
To accelerate measures to promote the use and production of xEVs

On May 7th, 2020 Mr.Kobchai Sungsitthisawad, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry acting as Committee and Secretary of the National Electric Vehicle Policy Committee chaired the meeting and participated by Mr. Panuwat Triyangkoonsri, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Mr. Wanchai Phanomchai, Secretary-General of Thai Industrial Standards Institute, Mr.Pisit Rangsaritwutikul, President of Thailand Automotive Institute and the relevant agencies to monitor the implementation of the resolution of the National Electrical Policy Committee Meeting No. 1-1/2020 in order to accelerate the driving of measures of relevant agencies to promote the use and production of electric vehicles (xEVs).

In this meeting the progress reports of Automotive and Tyre Testing, Research and Innovation Center (ATTRIC), Chachoengsao has been presented which the construction of testing laboratory and installation of test equipment expected to be in August 2020.  The operation of human resources development to support the shift towards the xEV industry and raise awareness on electric vehicles constantly and create a manual of next-generation vehicles to disseminate basic knowledge, policies, and relevant support measures as well as provide workshops and training courses for the development of automated vehicles. The progress of used battery management by signing the MOU with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) in order to manage the carcass batteries resulting from domestic use in environmental-friendly processes and sustainable to the circular economy and further the study of establishing a waste battery management plant and the progress of end-of-life vehicle management. And the progress of the Electric Vehicle Battery Testing Center at Sanam Chai Khet, Chachoengsao, is expected to be completed in late 2020 or early 2021.

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