MEA shows off electric car recharging station at auto show


BANGKOK, 21 June 2013 The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) is displaying its electric cars and car recharging station technology to visitors at the Bangkok International Auto Salon 2013 to promote its drive to reduce pollution. 

The MEA has already opened the country’s first electric car recharging station in Bangkok, and plans to open 9 additional stations within this year to bring the total number to 10 and increase coverage to include Nonthaburi and Samutprakan provinces.

According to the MEA staff, the electric cars and recharging station model on display at the auto show is aimed at promoting the electric car market in Thailand. The staff explained that electric cars had a fuel consumption rate of 69 satang per kilometer traveled, compared with the 3 baht per kilometer rate for petrol-driven cars. Electric cars are suitable for short-distance travels within 1 kilometer, and can help reduce pollution significantly.