Thailand is gradually emerging as a promising market for electric vehicles (EVs), with various initiatives and policies being introduced to promote their adoption. The government has implemented measures such as tax incentives, subsidies, and infrastructure development to encourage the production and use of electric vehicles. Several automakers have also shown interest in investing in the EV market in Thailand, with many EV vehicles available in the market at various ranges.
Moreover, efforts were being made to establish charging infrastructure across the country, including the installation of charging stations in various public areas and commercial spaces.
The five key benefits of using electric vehicles (EVs) for transportation:
Environmental Impact: EVs significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, helping combat climate change and improve air quality. With zero tailpipe emissions, they contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment.
Cost Savings: EVs typically have lower operating and maintenance costs compared to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. They also offer long-term savings on fuel expenses since electricity is generally cheaper than gasoline or diesel.
Energy Efficiency: Electric vehicles are more energy-efficient than conventional vehicles, converting a higher percentage of stored energy into power at the wheels. This efficiency helps conserve energy and promotes sustainable energy consumption.
Reduced Noise Pollution: EVs operate quietly, reducing noise pollution in urban areas. This quieter operation can lead to more peaceful and pleasant environments, particularly in densely populated cities.
Technological Advancements: The widespread adoption of EVs fosters technological advancements in battery technology, charging infrastructure, and renewable energy integration. This, in turn, drives innovation and research in the automotive and energy sectors, leading to further improvements in sustainable transportation.
To encourage more EV vehicle usage on Campus, two AC/DC electric vehicle fast-charging stations were installed at AIT in collaboration with EA (Energy Absolute) in 2018, a new facility of its kind in AIT and vicinity. The aim was to create a more conducive environment for EV users and encourage the usage of more EV cars, thereby also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The installation of two EV-charging stations at AIT is primarily for research purposes, and to serve the community. This serves as a good showcase of the Institute’s step towards a carbon-neutral smart campus.
There are two electric charging stations in AIT each electric charging station has three charges. The first charging station is located at AIT main entrance gate1 and the second station is located near the Energy building parking area.