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Thailand’s Automotive Industry: Opportunities and Incentives

May 10, 2018
Thailand offers great investment potential as a leading automotive production base in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – a fast developing region for automotive manufacturing. Over a period of 50 years, the country has developed from an assembler of auto components into a top automotive manufacturing and export hub.

OIE envisions local EVs in 8 years

May 3, 2018
Siriruj Chulakaratana, the OIE directorgeneral, said the EV industry in Thailand is poised to drive the local automotive industry because retail EV pricing and technology costs are expected to decline.

“JETRO collaborates with TAI : Knowledge Sharing, Human Resource Development, Work Creation and Innovation for Next Generation Vehicles”

May 2, 2018
Mr. Yoji Ueda, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan and Mr. Siriruj Chulakaratana, Director General, Office of Industrial Economics (OIE) and Chairman of Board of Directors, Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI), attended the Signing Ceremony of Letter of Intent (LOI) : Next Generation Vehicles Development between Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI) at Crystal 1-2, Century Park Hotel. In this regard, Mr. Hiroki Mitsumata, President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Mr. Adisak Rohitasune, Member of the Board of Directors - Acting President of Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI), were representatives who signed this agreement.

FTI positive on shipment signs

March 21, 2018
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is optimistic for the country's vehicle shipments in 2018 after witnessing growth for four straight months.

Batteries vs fuel cells: Auto sector's 'post oil' battle picks up

March 20, 2018
Fuel cell cars are few and far between. Only about 2,000 are roving around Japan, and hydrogen stations are lucky to see a couple of vehicles a day. But this has not stopped Toyota Motor and 10 other Japanese companies from betting on the technology through a new partnership.

Electric car startup seeks to plug into Southeast Asia and Europe

March 20, 2018
Japanese electric-vehicle startup FOMM is racing to produce and sell a compact electric car in Thailand before rolling it out elsewhere in Southeast Asia and in Europe.
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