AP Thailand launches nationwide EV charging network building on partnership with BMW Thailand and GLT to build green society of the future

Real Estate Press Releases Tuesday February 13, 2018 12:33
Bangkok--13 Feb--Bangkok Public Relations
  • Joins forces with ChargeNow partners BMW Thailand-GLT-Central Group to link together public charging stations for all brands into Thailand's most convenient and comprehensive charging network
  • Improves living quality of AP homeowners with AP Charging Pods installed at six new condominium projects
  • More convenience with application to locate more than 50 partner charging stations nationwide

AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited, the leader in the design of residential innovation for quality living of the future, is reinforcing one of its visions of combining technology with space design. Not only does it promote living quality but the company also pays attention to playing a part in building a quality society. The company has taken further steps with its ChargeNow alliance. Together with BMW Group Thailand, one of the world's automotive industry leaders, GLT Green Thailand, the No. 1 EV and plug-in hybrid charging technology company, and Central Group, Thailand's largest retail conglomerate, it has set out to build a green society using the expertise in their respected areas to drive the development and spark the popularity of electric vehicles in Thailand. AP Thailand will do so by installing AP Charging Pods at AP's newly completed condominiums. In the first phase, it will have charging PODs installed at six projects namely VITTORIO, RHYTHM Rangnam, RHYTHM Ekkamai, LIFE Pinklao, LIFE Asoke and LIFE Sukhumvit 48. AP homeowners will also get additional convenience from a nationwide ChargeNow network of more than 50 charging stations where they can find the location, fast and easy, through the application Greenlots or http://chargenow-th.greenlots.com/

Mr.Vittakarn Chandavimol, Chief Business Group – Condominiums, said, "This year AP has decided to build on its collaboration with visionary leading companies who share the same business direction - the focus on elevating life quality in Thailand up to international standards. These companies include BMW Group Thailand, GLT Green Thailand and Central Group. They formed a partnership that kicked off a revolution of EV charging network through the ChargeNow initiative. ChargeNow realized the largest comprehensive network in Thailand. By joining ChargeNow, AP shows its willingness to take responsibility for society and the environment in line with good corporate governance while paying attention to living and social quality as evidenced in its efforts to improve living standards of Thai people."

Mr. Sethipong Anutarasoti, General Manager Marketing, BMW Thailand, said, "On behalf of BMW Group Thailand, I am glad and honoured to play a part in the revolutionary ChargeNow programme in Thailand. ChargeNow connects all charging stations of the alliance on the same platform to give service users extra convenience. This programme is very successful overseas and equally successful in Thailand. We are extremely focused to work with our partners in expanding public charging stations to cover the whole country. Big thanks to AP for realizing the importance of the programme and for supporting charging locations all along."

Mr. Narratchai Leeraphante, President of Polytechnology Co., Ltd. And GLT Green Thailand, said, "As one of the ChargeNow partners with a commitment to sharing innovation for sustainable betterment of the environment, we are honoured to be a part of a good initiative like this. We also see further opportunity to make public charging stations more easily accessible, thanks to AP for the convenient stations downtown and in central business districts, and also thanks to the other partners for sharing their expertise in different areas to make this good social cause possible."

"AP (Thailand) never stops developing to catch up with and get ahead of future lifestyle trends as we stay committed to elevating the quality of life of Thai people up to international standards. That's why we offer AP Charging POD by putting together advanced innovation like the technology used in EV and PHEV charger, and our expertise in space utilization as well as our attention to convenient urban lifestyle. Each AP Charging POD has both Type I and Type II AC chargers in the same machine. AP homeowners can easily top up the batteries of their vehicles conveniently using a mobile application that can locate a POD to complete urban living under the management of Smart Service and Management Limited the real estate property management service. The first phase of service will cover six AP condominium projects namely VITTORIO (Sukhumvit 39), RHYTHM Rangnam, RHYTHM Ekkamai, LIFE Pinklao, LIFE Asoke and LIFE Sukhumvit 48, and we have plans to expand the service to other projects in the future," Mr. Vittakarn added.

ChargeNow currently covers over 65,000 public charging outlets for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in 27 countries around the world. In Thailand, ChargeNow stations will be displayed on through mobile application Greenlots which allows customers to see whether the charging station is free or in use this and all in one application making recharging the batteries of their vehicles easier, faster and more convenient.

ChargeNow will be open for pre-registration to any PHEV / EV owners of any make and model with AC Type 1 (SAE J1772) or Type 2 (IEC 62196) charging socket on http://chargenow-th-en.greenlots.com.
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