BMW unveils investment plan for Thailand

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Bangkok – BMW has unveiled a plan to produce plug-in Hybrid cars in Thailand as the booming market boosts the manufacturing of environmentally friendly automobiles.

Christian Wiedmann, President of BMW Group Thailand, said the company currently has no plans for investing in electric vehicles or EVs as it is necessary to study Thai consumers’ buying habits first.

The company is however investing in plug-in hybrids after a remarkable success, with vehicle sales rising by 44 percent during the first four months of this year, he said.

BMW Thailand has cooperated with Central Group, AP (Thailand) PCL and GLT Green, to operate the Charge Now project, a commercial charging network for all plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles of any brand and model. In the first phase, up to 50 charging locations at Central and AP properties will be set up for motorists.