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Thailand’s Bangkok International Motor Show 2016

23 Mar 2016 | Staff reporter

The 37th Bangkok International Motor Show got underway this week at the "Impact" exhibition centre near the old Don Muaeng airport on the outskirts of Bangkok. Tony Pugliese reports for just-auto

ANALYSIS: Thailand looks to end first-time buyer overhang

6 Oct 2015 | Staff reporter

Thailand’s military government is desperate to draw a line under the first-time car buyer programme, a populist scheme which ran between October 2011 and December 2012 and which still has a significant indirect influence on the local vehicle market, writes Tony Pugliese

ANALYSIS: Thailand targets EVs for future growth

6 Jul 2015 | Staff reporter

The Thai government has identified electric vehicles (EVs) as the next growth segment for its automotive industry and looks to be in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy to attract investment in this sector.

ANALYSIS: Depressed Thai market forces eco-car rethink

26 Mar 2015 | Staff reporter

After a government stimulated market binge in 2012, the Thai vehicle market has been left saturated and has declined sharply since. As output of small cars in other countries of the ASEAN picks up, the OEMs' planning assumptions for manufacturing eco-cars in Thailand are being upset and strategies hastily revised. Tony Pugliese reports.

ANALYSIS: Thailand's auto sector hit by political turmoil

27 May 2014 | Staff reporter

Thailand's constitutional crisis has deepened lately as a long-standing political stalemate has been followed by a military coup. A worsening outlook for Thailand's domestic economy is hitting confidence and is already impacting the automotive sector. Tony Pugliese considers the latest developments and outlook.

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Mitsubishi-Fuso to build new truck plant in Thailand

21 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

Mitsubishi-Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) announced it would build a new heavy truck assembly plant in Thailand.

Thai sales rise 28% in August

20 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

Thailand's new vehicle market continued to soar in August with sales rising 27.7% to 86,814 units from 67,962 units in the same month of last year, according to data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

Wabco opens braking systems facility in Thailand

12 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Wabco has announced the inauguration of a new advanced production base in Rayong, Thailand, to support increased local demand for braking systems from major commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Mercedes rolls out EV recharging network in Thailand

5 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz Thailand is on target to complete the roll-out of 200 recharging stations in Thailand by the end of September, according to a company statement.

Thailand - Nissan in recharging deal ahead of Leaf launch

30 Aug 2018 | Staff reporter

Nissan Motor Thailand has sought the assistance of Bangkok-based Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) to develop quick-charging facilities for electric vehicles (EVs) to be installed across the Thai capital, according to local reports.

FEV inaugurates Thailand subsidiary

23 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

FEV has confirmed it has inaugurated its Thailand subsidiary to support the development of vehicles and engines, transmissions and electric powertrains, including batteries and fuel cells.

Thai sales rise 26% in July

20 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Thailand’s new vehicle market continued to soar in July, with sales rising by 25.7% to 81,946 units from 65,178 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

BYD delivers 101 electric cars to Bangkok

16 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

BYD says it has delivered 101 pure electric e6 cars to Bangkok, with another 1,000 to come.

Germans set up in Thailand to support EVs and hybrids

9 Aug 2018 | Staff reporter

German engineering consultancy FEV Group has set up a subsidiary in Thailand, according to local reports, as it looks to support the country's nascent electric/hybrid vehicle industry.

Thailand gives Nissan and Honda incentives to make hybrids

26 Jul 2018 | Staff reporter

The Thai government this week formally agreed to incentivise two major investments in the country's automotive sector, worth a combined THB16.78bn (US$505m), after delays of almost a year.

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