HCM City seeks ways to curb CO2 emissions from vehicles

Air pollution in HCM City caused by vehicles has become even more serious than the level of pollution emitted by industrial zones, environmental experts say. The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the city is estimated to be 38.5 million tonnes per year, making up ...

EA to build charging stations

A SET-listed renewable energy firm, Energy Absolute Plc (EA), has announced plans to develop and operate charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) for the first time in Thailand, allotting 600 million baht to set up charging stations nationwide over the next few years.Keep reading ...

Automakers sense a sea change, move to green cars

With demand for environmentally friendly cars increasing in Việt Nam, local automakers and traders are going green to win market share. Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Heavy Industry Department Trương Thanh Hoài said the Government and the ministry encouraged automakers and traders ...

Honda idles Thai auto capacity amid weak sales

Honda Motor will halt one of its three automobile assembly lines in Thailand by the end of March, a move that amounts to a capacity reduction in a market short on growth. One of the two lines at the Japanese automaker’s plant in Ayutthaya Province, ...

Bus importer floats duty deal with government

Bestlin Group, the firm contracted to procure 489 natural gas for vehicle air-conditioned buses to the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority, on December 8 proposed a deal with the Finance Ministry amid​ fears it might be ineligible for a 40% import duty exemption for the buses. The firm ...

Mazda showroom opens in central Vietnam

A new Mazda showroom in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai was launched in January 2016, raising the total number of the brand’s showrooms in Vietnam to 32. Keep reading ...

Thailand pushes for next-generation automotive

Thailand has stressed its desire to be the manufacturing hub for eco and hybrid vehicles. During his meeting with top executives of Japanese auto makers on 7 March, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said that these cars would pave way for the manufacturing of high-technology electric ...

New auto sector strategy released

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a decision regarding the mechanisms and policies needed to implement the strategy for Vietnam’s automobile industry development through 2025, with a vision toward 2035. The measures will also cover the master plan for Vietnam’s automobile industry development through ...

Thailand falls out of auto top 10 in the world

Thailand has dropped from ninth place to 12th in the world ranking of automobile manufacturers as European production has recovered, according to a local industry executive. Thai vehicle exports, on the other hand, remained among the global top 10, said Surapong Paisitpattanapong, vice-president of the Federation of ...

Thai auto production hitting 2m units in 2016

With the slowdown in domestic auto sales ebbing and strong exports, Thai automobile production is expected to reach 2 million units next year, the Federation of Thai Industries projects. Surapong Paisitpatanapong, a spokesman for the FTI’s automotive industry club, said the production in 2016 likely will grow ...

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