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FTI has modest view for 2020 output

January 23, 2020
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has a conservative outlook for car production in 2020, staying at 2 million units because of many global economic difficulties.

Car production down in 2019

January 22, 2020
Car production fell 7.1% year-on-year in 2019 to 2.014 million units on contractions of both local sales and exports, the Federation of Thai Industries reported.

Draft EV roadmap coming

January 20, 2020
The government is drafting a roadmap for electric vehicle (EV) production to begin in Thailand within three years, says Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana.

Two companies starting EV production

January 11, 2020
Two car makers will start manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand this year to take advantage of tax breaks, says Patchara Anuntasilpa, the Excise Department's director-general.

Ministry to establish EV panel within 3 months

December 2, 2019
The Industry Ministry expects to complete establishment of the National New Generation Vehicle Committee within three months after the government requested this matter through two public and private agencies.

China-owned MG challenges Japanese dominance of SE Asian auto market

November 25, 2019
BANGKOK -- Cars produced under the long-established British-brand MG by a joint venture between China's SAIC Motor and Thailand's conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group are racing ahead.
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