By David Nakayama, DET Corp Comms
Bangkok, Thailand, December 23, 2020-The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Mitsubishi Motors Thailand and Delta Thailand signed a MOU for cooperation in EV, EV charging stations and the PEA’s mobile application for EV charging.
At the signing ceremony, Mr. Lertchai Kaewwichian, PEA Assistant Governor, said the PEA adopts the government’s policy to develop EV charging station infrastructure in every 100 km on the main transportation routes across the country with a total of 62 EV charging stations targeted by 2021. In addition, PEA also developed the PEA mobile application for EV users to search for EV charging stations, reserve charger, start and stop charging.
Mr. Morikazu Chokki, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Thailand, said that Mitsubishi Motors Thailand was honored to sign the MOU among PEA and Delta Thailand and confident that this collaboration will drive forward the rapid expansion of charging station for EV including PHEV in Thailand and increase convenience to encourage EV deployment.
Mr. Jackie Chang, Delta Thailand President, said, “We’re excited to partner with both the PEA and the Mitsubishi Motors Thailand to lead Thailand’s drive towards electrification and offer a more convenient and safe ownership experience for Thai EV drivers to enjoy. Delta’s core competencies in power conversion and management, help us develop ultra-efficient charging solutions with international safety and operating standards. This has gained the trust of top global EV manufacturers like Mitsubishi Motors Thailand and EV drivers worldwide,”
The partnership aims to encourage Thai customers to use EVs and support the charger infrastructure and readiness so PEA Mobile Application users can locate and connect with Delta’s extensive network of EV charging stations.
The PEA will support the deployment of the PEA Mobile Application, do 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 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 three partners will also collaborate to educate Thai drivers on basic knowledge in electrical systems and EV charging infrastructure safety requirements.
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