ChargeNow partners, including BMW Group Thailand and the Fifth Element International recently joined hands with The Emporium The EmQuartier to bring 12 new ChargeNow outlets for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to the luxury shopping complex – including free charging service starting today until 1 September 2020.
According to the German auto maker, this announcement will facilitate electric mobility adoption in Bangkok as part of ChargeNow’s initiative to proactively expand the network of public charging stations and sustainably drive the development of electric mobility in Thailand.
Alexander Baraka, president, BMW Group Thailand, said, “Being a pioneer in sustainability and electric mobility has always been one of our ambitions at BMW Group Thailand. The extension of public charging stations at The Emporium The EmQuartier is yet another milestone for the development and adoption of electric mobility in Thailand as we continue to make public charging outlets more accessible to electric vehicle owners across all brands and models in downtown Bangkok.”
With the recent launch of the BMW X3 xDrive30e M Sport as the latest PHEV model in its lineup, BMW is now offering the widest range of electrified vehicles in the Thai market with a total of 9 PHEV and BEV models.
“This continuing support for the nationwide expansion of ChargeNow represents the intensity of our commitment to bring about an electrified future that accommodates electric vehicles of all makes and models,” he added.
Suthavadee Sirithanachai, deputy managing director of The Emporium & The EmQuartier, said; “In the present time, the popularity of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are increasing in Thailand. We strongly encourage the use of electric vehicles and support its economic growth. With a collaboration with BMW Group Thailand, and The Fifth Element International, we are providing convenience to our customers of both shopping complexes with 12 additional public chargers for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, all models applicable.”
Suwajchai Ponsuwansiri, Director of Marketing and Business Development, The Fifth Element International Co., Ltd., said, the chargers are of European standard and can be used with any EV or PHEV model.
ChargeNow stations offer 91 public charging outlets (expanding to 100 within 2020) at 63 locations, alongside 50 charging outlets at BMW authorized dealers.