The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co Ltd and Delta Electronics (Thailand) Co Ltd recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation between the three parties in Electric Vehicles (EV), EV charging stations and the PEA’s mobile application for EV charging.
According to a release from Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand), the “landmark partnership accelerates electrification in Thailand by bringing the three parties together to cooperate and share vital information about Mitsubishi Motors Thailand’s EV usage and Delta’s EV charging station locations.”
The company said this will enhance Thai motorists’ experience with the PEA’s EV charging mobile application which helps them to easily locate charging stations countrywide.
Mr. Lertchai Kaewwichian, Assistant Governor (Business and Marketing) of Provincial Electricity Authority, said the PEA has adopted the government’s EV policy by developing EV charging station infrastructures in every 100 kilometers on the main transportation routes across the country, with a total of 62 EV charging stations by 2021 in order to promote the use of EV cars and convince EV users to travel all over Thailand.
“In addition, PEA also develop PEA’s mobile application for EV users to search for EV charging stations, reserve charger, start and stop charging via PEA’s mobile application,” he said.
Mr. Morikazu Chokki, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co Ltd, said that Mitsubishi Motors Thailand, added, “We are confident that this collaboration will drive forward the rapid expansion of charging station for electric vehicle including PHEVs (Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles) in Thailand and increase convenience to encourage electric vehicles deployment in Thailand.”
He said Mitsubishi has recently launched the Outlander PHEV which is the world’s best-selling PHEV.
“This collaboration will provide convenience to find EV charging stations via PEA’s EV charging mobile application and most importantly, the safety of installing EV charging at our customers’ home,” he added.
Mr. Jackie Chang, Delta Thailand President, said, “This partnership aims to encourage Thai customers to use EVs and give support to the infrastructure and charger readiness including technical support. PEA’s Mobile Application users to locate and connect with Delta’s extensive network of EV charging stations in Thailand.”
The PEA will support the deployment of the PEA’s Mobile Application, carry out inspection services for low-voltage electrical systems at premises such as residential and office sites, and provide electrical system installation for EV charger service. Mitsubishi Motors Thailand will provide product and market information, charging station information such as location and charger type, and train and co-develop knowledge sharing with the PEA.
After locating Delta EV charging stations, users can use the PEA’s Mobile Application to reserve, start and stop charging and make payments with Delta’s support. Delta will also transmit data from chargers to the PEA server in accordance with Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) standards.
The release stated that the collaboration between the three organizations supports the Thai government’s energy blueprint target to have 1.2 million EVs (PHEV and BEV) on the road by 2036. The three partners will also collaborate to educate Thai drivers on basic knowledge in electrical systems and EV charging infrastructure safety requirements.