The management of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) followed up the development of electric buses and proposed the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) turn its buses into electric ones.
Manat Aroonvatanaporn, MEA’s research and development director, and his delegation followed up the progress of MEA’s project to develop and test E-buses.
The project that MEA is implementing together with the National Science and Technology Development Agency is aimed at enabling the BMTA to turn its existing buses into electric buses to improve air quality.
The delegation inspected the production of E-buses at the plants of Sakun C Innovation Co and Choknamchai Co in Suphanburi province.
The partnership in the project will introduce electric vehicles for public service and Thailand can move towards being a country that will use electricity as a main source of its energy consumption.
The E-bus research and development project also complies with the government’s policy to develop Thai electric vehicles. (TNA)