Thailand Energy Storage Technology Association (TESTA) in collaboration with the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organized “Workshop on Mainstreaming Electric Mobility in Thailand: Baseline and Alternative Energy Solution” at the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show 2021. Held in the morning of 30 March, the workshop aimed at promoting the use of electric vehicles (EV), especially electrified 2 wheelers, in Thailand as a way to cut back on the pollution and increase energy efficiency in the transport sector. The conference was opened by Dr. Pimpa Limthongkul, TESTA President and Energy Storage Technology Research Team Leader, MTEC-NSTDA. Speakers at the workshop included Mr. Bert Fabien from UNEP, Dr. Peerawat Saisirirat from ENTEC-NSTDA, and representatives from the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI), Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited and Swap & Go Company Limited.

Following the workshop, a seminar on “EV Batteries Evolution: Technological advancement through Their end of life” was held in the afternoon. Speakers and panelists were invited from academic institutes, automotive companies, a waste management company and Pollution Control Department to share their knowledge and discuss the direction of battery technology and energy system development in Thailand.

Founded in 2020 by 5 institutes including NSTDA, TESTA aims to help connect stakeholders, educate general public, promote understanding and nurture technological advancement on energy storage technology in Thailand. Members of the association includes energy storage technology enthusiasts from various sectors both from academic, research institutes, public sectors and private industries.