Thailand towards 100% Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) by 2035 Proposed by the National Electric Vehicle Policy Committee
On Wednesday 24 March 2021, the National Electric Vehicle Policy Committee held a meeting to define the vision and roadmap to strengthen the growth of electric vehicles, including urgent or short-term measures to implement in Thailand. The key conclusions of the meeting are the followings.
Visions : Thailand will become the global production and supplier hub for electric vehicles and automotive parts.
Targets : From 2035, only ZEV will be allowed to register as new vehicle.
- Provide incentives to boost the use of 2-wheel, 3-wheel and 4-wheel EV.
- Provide national standards, battery testing centers, energy plans, and charging stations for electric vehicles and electric motorbikes.
- Set-up Electric bus rental project that should implement the use of 2,511 electric buses
Short-term measures (within next 1 – 5 years)
- Restructure the taxation system, e.g. update the excise tax for new vehicle from 2026 onward, and annual vehicle tax calculated based on the age of the vehicle, i.e. the older the vehicle, the more expensive the tax is.
- Set-up facilities to manage and treat used vehicle, battery, and solar PV.
- Build ecosystem and infrastructure to support the use of ZEV.
- Develop human resource and capacity to support the use of ZEV.