Thailand has teamed up with five other technology and electric vehicle organizations in the ASEAN region to study and develop electric vehicle battery technology. The initiative aims to support the expanding EV industry in Southeast Asia.
At the first ASEAN Battery and Electric Vehicle Technology Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Pimpa Limthongkul, President of the Thailand Energy Storage Technology Association (Testa), announced that Testa and the five partners signed a memorandum of understanding on battery development. The partners include the Singapore Battery Consortium, the National Center for Sustainable Transportation Technology of Indonesia, the National Battery Research Institute of Indonesia, NanoMalaysia Berhad, and the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines.
This regional cooperation marks the beginning of a joint effort to advance the expanding EV industry. The organizations will collaborate on the development and promotion of the ASEAN battery ecosystem and hold various events to expand opportunities. Joint research will also be conducted to advance developments in EV technology, safety, standards, and related fields.
The cooperation is expected to bring various companies in the EV and battery industries together to further promote EVs in the region. It would also support ASEAN’s economy under the concept of sustainable development.