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SEV, PlanetComm to supply EVs to Pattaya’s tourism sector

Users have to secure the vehicles online and return them after use.

Singapore’s electric vehicles fleet operator, SEV, and Thailand-listed Planet Communications Asia subsidiary, Planet EV, partnered to supply electric cars, vans and scooters to Pattaya’s tourism sector as part of a pilot project to roll out such vehicles across tourist spots in the country. 

In a joint statement, the companies said at least 1,000 cars and 1,000 scooters will be available for the pilot project which can be used in hotels, tourist attractions and the airport in Pattaya. Users would have to book the vehicles online and return them after at the designated locations.

They will also sell EVs to commercial users such as taxi, car-rental firms, and food-delivery platforms. EV charging points and battery-swap stations will be installed in select locations in the city.

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The companies plan to expand the project to other tourist spots and work with other relevant parties such as the Thai Hotels Association if the programme is well received.

“Thailand is a market with a lot of growth potential as far as demand for EVs is concerned. Working with Planet EV will give us an immediate foothold here as we can leverage its local networks and contacts to make EVs more readily available at tourist spots while helping transport operators like cab companies and car-rental firms decarbonise their fleets,” said SEV general manager Steven Kwek.

Planet EV COO Kittapart Wiriyachanta said the companies are discussing collaborating on other sectors in the country such as logistics.

 

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