ARKANSAS, Oct 16 (Future Headlines)- BayWa r.e., a global player in renewable energy, and Huawei, the renowned technology giant, have partnered to promote electric vehicle (EV) charger technology in Thailand. The collaboration is geared toward accelerating Thailand’s shift to electric mobility, in line with its commitment to carbon neutrality and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Junrhey Castro, Managing Director of Solar Trade in Southeast Asia, shared insights on this collaboration, emphasizing the importance of promoting EV charger technology in Thailand. The partners are committed to working together to establish widespread charging infrastructure across the country. The goal is to make EV chargers easily accessible to individuals and businesses, encouraging active participation in the transition to clean transportation solutions.
Thailand’s determination to achieve carbon neutrality and its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as demonstrated at COP26, has driven significant developments in the EV market. At the start of 2022, the Thai government introduced several tax-related measures to stimulate domestic EV demand, including exemptions or reductions in import duties and excise taxes and conditional subsidies for imported EVs.
Being a major automotive manufacturing hub in the region, Thailand plays a pivotal role in driving the transition to electric vehicles in Southeast Asia. The country accounted for nearly 79% of all EVs sold in the region during the first quarter of 2023. By 2023, Thailand aims to have EVs make up 30% of its annual car production, totaling 2.5 million vehicles. To support this ambitious goal, it is crucial to establish robust infrastructures with smart supply-demand management capabilities for a seamless transition toward decarbonizing the transport industry.
BayWa r.e. Solar Trade, a leading player in promoting sustainability, offers a range of products and services, including logistics, warehousing, technical capabilities, and consulting to its growing regional customer base. The company has been instrumental in providing solar solutions, including solar inverters, solar-charged batteries, and solar modules. By adding EV chargers to its distribution portfolio, BayWa r.e. aims to further encourage the adoption of electric vehicles.
The strategic addition of EV chargers aims to reduce reliance on conventional energy sources and grid power, contributing to a greener and more sustainable future for Thailand and generations to come.
Logan Yu, President of Huawei Digital Power Thailand, expressed excitement about the collaboration. He noted that BayWa r.e.’s global presence has facilitated the delivery of Huawei’s technological advancements. By integrating Huawei’s cutting-edge EV charging solutions into their product offerings in Thailand, customers will have more access to this technology, fostering a positive change in Thailand’s energy landscape. This contributes to Thailand’s broader mission of achieving a carbon-neutral future.
BayWa r.e. Solar Trade established its presence in Southeast Asia, starting in Thailand in 2017 and expanding to the Philippines in 2019. They have continued to expand their reach into Vietnam and Malaysia in subsequent years. The company recently celebrated cumulative sales of 1 Gigawatt in Thailand for 2023.
Reporting by Alireza Sabet; Editing by Sarah White