House Dec. 8 – The Prime Minister is pleased with China’s establishment of the world’s fourth China Automotive Technology Research Center (CATARC) in Thailand, showing the outstanding potential of the Thai automotive industry and being an important automotive production base.
Mr. Chai Watcharong, Spokesman of the Prime Minister’s Office, revealed that Thailand has been selected as the location for the establishment of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), which will be the fourth branch office in Southeast Asia in the world. from Germany Switzerland and Japan, which is considered the starting point of cooperation between China and Thailand. in bringing potential in policy development Standardization and certification, as well as China’s modern automotive industry network, are integrated with industrial development. and Thailand’s automotive infrastructure Supports being an automotive production base in the ASEAN region. and an important production base in the world
A spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office said that the CATARC center will be a medium for coordinating with Chinese EV manufacturers to invest in Thailand and the region, as well as being a technical support organization for automotive industry planning. which will help entrepreneurs Or more Chinese EV investors come to invest in Thailand. While the Ministry of Industry Will work with relevant agencies, both government and private sectors. Pushing the development of the electric vehicle (EV) industry, automotive industry Combustion engines (ICE) in driving various policies and measures Through the National Electric Vehicle Policy Committee with the goal of driving the modern automotive industry In line with measures to support the use of electric vehicles. and motorcycles Including setting standards for electric vehicles. And there is standard certification testing service from the National Automotive and Tire Testing Center. Including personnel development To prepare for the transition to electric vehicles. and modern vehicles In the first quarter of 2023, Thailand has the use of electric vehicles. Accounting for 78 percent of the electric vehicle consumption in ASEAN, and in 2022, Thailand has the number 1 production of electric motor-driven vehicles, or xEVs, in ASEAN, approximately 72,000 units.
“Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, has continuously pushed the use of electric vehicles. This is considered an important path for Thailand towards the transition to modern automobiles. and entering a low-carbon society in the future Including helping to increase environmentally friendly and energy-saving options to drive economic development along with sustainable national development. which setting up the center This opportunity from China is an opportunity to further develop Thai automobiles. Towards modern vehicles with efficiency And it is also an opportunity to develop the quality of Thai labor,” Mr. Chai said.-315.
Source: Thai News Agency