Automobile manufacturer Nissan is planning to produce electric powered cars and automotive batteries in Thailand – for which the company is already talking to Thailand’s governing administration.
Nissan says that it is planning to focus more and more on electric vehicles in the next few years.
Thailand is inviting car manufacturers to invest in newer technologies such as EVs as well as encouraging them to source batteries locally rather than importing them from Japan and other countries.
Thailand’s automobile industry largely produces light trucks and utility vehicles but as the global industry is moving towards more fuel-efficient EVs, Thailand is also enticing car makers to set up EV manufacturing plants in the country.
Nissan has already notable investments in EV technology and it recently launched its all-electric Leaf car in five Southeast Asian countries as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
However, the Southeast Asia’s EV market has to catch up with the fast growing EV markets in China, Japan and USA.
Since it is too early to expect huge demand for electric cars in Southeast Asia, Nissan also plans to produce a version of its Note compact car that uses its e-Power system in which electric power complements a conventional combustion engine.
Nissan also is keen on battery production in Thailand, but is awaiting government support to develop the supply chain and tax incentives for consumers who buy EVs.
Toyota is Thailand’s top-producing carmaker, and last December, it launched a pilot service in Bangkok for electric car by the minute, which it is considering to introduce in other countries.
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