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Oil Firms Help Fuel EV Sector in Southeast Asia – ST

Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam have set their sights on becoming a production hub for electric vehicles and battery storage


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Tesla has fared better than most automakers in managing supply chain issues by using less scarce chips and quickly re-writing software. File photo: Reuters.

 

Southeast Asia’s electric vehicle industry is revving up with help from an unexpected source – oil companies, the Straits Times reported.

Thailand as well as Indonesia and Vietnam have set their sights on becoming a production hub for electric vehicles and battery storage, the report said.

Read the full report: Straits Times.

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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