Regional thought leaders shared their views on the future of clean mobility in Asia at the Future Mobility Asia event preview

The luminaries steering committee met on March 20, 2022 at the Bangkok Marriott for a press conference and preview of the event

Future Mobility Asia

The luminaries steering committee met on March 20, 2022 at the Bangkok Marriott for a press conference and preview of the event

Singapore, Singapore, April 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Future Mobility Asia (FMA) 2022, an integrated global exhibition and conference with a broad exhibition of solutions and concepts, scheduled for July 20-22, at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC), previewed the event with in-person attendance on March 30, 2022 at the Bangkok Marriott, Marquis Queen’s Park.

As the first of its kind in Asia dedicated to clean mobility, industry experts from across Southeast Asia converged at the event’s preview to share in-depth insights into the promise of clean mobility, addressing business challenges in the mobility sector and defining and refining the FMA 2022 Conference Program. The preview of the event was preceded by a hybrid press conference with local Thai media and the virtual participation of international media.

“The shift to clean mobility could potentially expand the region beyond its environmental benefits. The clean mobility revolution creates an opportunity for Southeast Asia to leapfrog its position in the automotive value chain and subsequently drive economic competitiveness and job creation. At the moment, a strong economic boost is needed and, encouragingly, Southeast Asia has risen to the occasion,” said Mel Lanvers-Shah, Vice President Asia, dmg events.

Hybrid Press briefing

On March 30, 2022, Thai media attended an in-person briefing at 2:00 p.m. (GMT+7) where business challenges in Thailand to transition to a clean and autonomous mobility transformation were discussed, with media virtually present international.

Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Chief Inspector General, Thai Ministry of Energy and Co-Chair of the Future Mobility Asia Steering Committee; Chanin Khaochan, Deputy Corporate Secretary, Thailand Board of Investment; Trung Nguyen, Managing Director – Southeast Asia, SEA Electric; Josephine Ong, General Manager, Asia-South Pacific, Dassault Systèmes, and Nicole Wu, CEO and Director, EVLOMO attended the press conference to answer questions about Thailand’s charging infrastructure landscape and plans for the countries as Thailand moves towards its commitment to electric vehicles.

“Thailand is certainly moving towards clean mobility with plans to introduce home charging stations and public charging stations in hotels, department stores and tourist destinations. The government is certainly supporting clean mobility and we expect proactive plans and policies to be rolled out in the near future to support charging infrastructure in Thailand,” said Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Chief Inspector General, Thai Ministry of Energy and Co-Chair of Future Mobility Asia Steering Committee.

Event overview

During the preview of the FMA 2022 event held at 4 p.m. (GMT+7), industry professionals were invited to present concrete and actionable case studies of successful implementations. The preview event featured two panel discussions where senior Thai government officials and industry leaders provided an overview of ASEAN’s clean mobility ambition and the Thailand 3030 electric vehicle production policy.

Matthew Rowe, Director, Power Grids, Asia-Pacific, DNV opens the first round table by sharing statistics on the prospects for the energy transition. DNV predicts a 50% increase in the number of passenger vehicles on the road globally by 2050. Despite growth in car sharing and semi-automated car driving, the global car fleet could increase by 60%. Following the presentation of the electric vehicle statistics, key solution players were invited to discuss the role of each city and how ASEAN can kick-start the clean mobility ambition.

“At SEA Electric, we understand that electric mobility is not a cheap investment, so we need to work closely with policymakers. Southeast Asian countries are rolling out incentives to help companies improve the future of clean mobility. While we face endless hurdles and end-user hurdles, the government will be of great help in addressing these concerns. Our participation in Future Mobility Asia which will take place in July provides us with opportunities to share experiences with global industry leaders,” said Trung Nguyen, Managing Director – Southeast Asia, SEA Electric.

“An in-depth understanding of each city is important because the local environment differs between countries and cities. We need to understand the three main topics: the environment, the economy and the balance between incentives and infrastructure. Singapore as an example, the nation knows that 15% of its territory is used for automobile transport, hence the deployment of a car-lite program with the aim of moving towards a sustainable environment.Cities will play a key role in define their economy and implement the best measures, taking into account the environmental impacts,” mentioned Guillaume Gerondeau, Vice President, Senior Director, Transportation and Mobility Industry in Asia, Dassault Systèmes.

Leading the region with initiatives such as the 3030 EV production policy, Thailand aims to convert 30% of total automobile production to electric vehicles by 2030. The second roundtable was led by government officials Thai and Thai experts to discuss Thailand’s plans. become a clean mobility production hub in Southeast Asia.

“By 2030, Thailand aims to produce 725,000 electric vehicles with plans to enter global markets. We expect 400,000 units to be sold in domestic markets while the rest will be exported,” said Chanin Khaochan, Deputy Secretary General, Thailand Board of Investment. The roundtable further highlighted Thailand’s ambition for high production of electric vehicles while ensuring that existing internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles are sustained as the country moves forward. Panelists shared their concerns and anticipated challenges as Thailand embraces clean mobility.

“One of the biggest challenges in the adoption of electric vehicles is the need for charging infrastructure. Public charging is one of the key factors in ensuring that end users can travel freely without constraints, in the same way that end-users traveling with ICE vehicles can rely on public charging facilities due to the lack of home charging facilities. In this case, government support and investment in the implementation of charging stations charging stations in Bangkok are important,” said Yossapong Laoonual, Assistant to the President for Sustainable Development, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Honorary President, EVAT.

About Future Mobility Asia

Future Mobility Asia is billed as an integrated global exhibition and conference for all mobility stakeholders advancing a clean and autonomous mobility transformation in Asia. The event presents an extensive exhibition of technologies and innovations in road mobility and aims to bring together more than 10,000 trade professionals, global technology leaders, ASEAN ministers and owners of transport fleets. Future Mobility Asia is an event organized by dmg events. For more information, please visit https://www.future-mobility.asia

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