The world is starting to move towards electric cars as more people are turning towards it instead of the more commonly-used fuel-powered vehicles. Many governments around the world have announced their interest in making the shift, and the latest comes from Thailand where the government has announced their plans to sell only electric vehicles by 2035.
Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview, Kawin Thangsupanich who advises the Thai Energy Mistry’s national policy committee, “We can see the world is heading in that direction so we have to move quickly. We want to capture that growth post-pandemic, and we have the ambition to be the production centre because we already have the existing supply chains.”
To help encourage its citizens and residents to start adopting electric vehicles, the government would have to consider things like tax incentives, changing up the regulations, and also establishing an infrastructure. According to Kawin, he believes that this push is necessary as allowing EV adoption to take place naturally might simply take too long.
Whether or not they will be able to meet their goal remains to be seen, but like we said, Thailand is not alone in their ambitions. Previously, we have heard reports from other countries such as the UK who might be looking to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030.