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Egat to have 57 EV charging stations nationwide in first half of 2022

Egat to have 57 EV charging stations nationwide in first half of 2022

MONDAY, February 28, 2022

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) will open 17 more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in different parts of the country within the first half of this year, a senior Egat official said on Monday.

Warit Ratanchuen, assistant governor of the Egat Project Management Office, said with the 17 new stations, Egat will have a total of 57 EV charging stations.

Egat recently brought its total number of charging stations up to 40 by opening 12 new ones under the brand EleX by Egat in PT petrol stations. He said the EleX by Egat stations use dynamic load type chargers and each charger has both a DC Fast Charge function – which can charge up to 125kW in 15 to 30 minutes – and the AC normal charge.

The 12 EleX stations include two in Lampang, one each in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in the North, three in the Northeast, including one each in Udon Thani, Khon Kaen and Buri Ram. There is also one EleX station in the central provinces of Ayutthaya, one in Chanthaburi in the East, one in the western province of Tak and one each in Prachuap Khiri Khan and Songkhla in the South.

Warit said the EV station in Chiang Rai allows motorists to travel as far as the northernmost edge of the country, adding that Egat was providing stations to cater to the needs of inter-provincial motorists.

Egat to have 57 EV charging stations nationwide in first half of 2022 Most of the 17 new stations will be installed along highways and in PT petrol stations.

Once complete, the new EV stations will give EV motorists enough charge to drive as much as 700 kilometres from Bangkok in all directions.

He added that Egat plans to install superfast EV chargers in all provinces by the end of the year.

Egat is also considering installing more chargers in community malls and golf courses in major cities and said it will welcome business partners to install EleX by Egat charging stations.

Egat can also provide wall box chargers, Warit said.