During his official visit to Chiang Mai, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin earlier today inspected the progress of the electric two-row vehicles, a pioneering initiative in the country’s transportation sector.
A prototype vehicle has been introduced, and two additional cars are expected to be operational soon. These vehicles are in the process of registration and are undergoing formalities with the transportation authorities, with an anticipation of being put to use in the near future.
The cost of converting a traditional two-row vehicle to an EV is estimated at 700,000 Thai Baht per unit. The shift from the conventional red two-row vehicles that cost around 3 Baht per kilometer in fuel to the EV model will significantly reduce the cost to about 70 Satang per kilometer.
This transition represents a substantial reduction in operating costs and is a step towards sustainable transportation solutions in Thailand.