The British Embassy in Thailand facilitated an event exhibiting smart city solutions and British EV innovation, fortifying partnerships and relations with Thailand on 30 March 2021.
The United Kingdom has been carrying out activities and policies supporting smart city technologies, not solely to better manage urban communities and enhance the quality of life moreover to lead the progress towards greener urban communities with cleaner energy and transport following its plan and goals for COP26.
In the same way as other global countries, Thailand is confronting air pollution and growing traffic issues. As a result, discussions focused on environmental change and metropolitan improvement have kept on gaining momentum lately, which mirrors the increasing climate change issues being raised on a worldwide stage.
In Thailand, the UK has launched several projects towards reinforcing partnerships in building more smarter cities. Along with the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), the British Embassy Bangkok has begun the ‘Smart City Handbook: Thailand’ which tried to recognize the extent of opportunities for partnership between Thailand and the UK.
This close coordinated effort was additionally developed through the ‘Smart City Workshop Series’ recently facilitated in two key regions in Thailand – Khon Kaen and Chiang Mai.
Consistently, global pioneers meet for the United Nations Climate Change Conference also known as ‘COP’ to talk about and plan strategies to help battle the growing climate change.
In November 2021, the UK has the opportunity to host the 26th gathering ‘COP26’ in Glasgow, Scotland under five key topics – nature-based solutions, clean road and transport, adaptation and resilience, energy transition, and finance.
According to Asst. Prof. Dr. Uthan Supatti Vice President for Academics, Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand stated that with increasing global worry about climate change, it is broadly comprehended that there is a requirement for cooperative endeavors to adopt environment amicable measures for financial and social progress. Thailand’s new objective for 100% Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) enlistment by 2035 will help to create new jobs, a healthier population, and a huge decrease in air pollution.
The Embassy likewise collaborated with leading automobile manufacturers exhibiting British electric vehicle innovation, from the extravagant Jaguar I-PACE all-electric SUV, the 100% electric motorcycle from EVRiderz. Moreover, Asia Cabb’s completely electric model of the notable TX4 London Taxi authorized from the UK is being manufactured for the Thai market, with plans to commercially launch the full EV prototypes by next year.