Thailand Post to electrify fleet within five years

The Thailand Post aims to replace its current postal vehicle fleet with electric vehicles within the next five years. By the end of 2023, the company plans to have integrated 250 electric vans on major delivery routes.

According to the local publication Bangkok Post, chief executive Dhanant Subhadrabandhu said Thailand Post had started the switch to EVs over the past few years, beginning in Bangkok, Phuket and Chon Buri. Currently, the company rents around 3,000 delivery vans, while roughly 20,000 drivers own their motorcycles. The company estimates that it will reduce the Thailand Post’s energy costs by “at least 30%”.

“The switch to electric vehicles is in the process of all-round evaluation as there are several factors involved such as space and loading area management, speed and routes of transport,” said Dhanant Subhadrabandhu. He further added that the company had started optimizing daily transport routes, which “could have saved more than a million litres in fuel over the last year”.

It was not stated where these electric vans will be sourced from, but Thailands growing EV industry will allow for options. For example, the Chinese company Neta Automobile started construction of an EV factory in Thailand earlier this month, while Gotion High-Tech is planning to start production of batteries in Thailand by the end of this year. Foxconn and the Thai energy company PTT launched the construction of a jointly operated EV factory in November last year, with plans to kick off production in 2024.


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