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          EGAT has entered smart EV charging business and opened a booth to showcase the world’s first bi-directional EV charger exclusively for the home under the brand “Wallbox” in Motor Expo 2020 held during December 2-13, 2020.

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          On December 1, 2020 Mr. Somchai Chokmaviroj, Director of Research and Innovation Division of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) chaired the opening ceremony to introduce Wallbox EV charger in the 37th Thailand International Motor Expo 2020. Its business partners, on this occasion, joined the event at Booth H03, Challenger 3 Hall, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.

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          Mr. Somchai Chokmaviroj said that the availability of EV charging stations and small EV chargers for home are important to support the increasing use of electric vehicles in Thailand. EGAT therefore collaborates with Wallbox Chargers Sl, a start-up of Spain, which succeeded in developing and producing the world’s first smart bi-directional EV charger designed specifically for home, to import Wallbox EV chargers to Thailand as the first country in ASEAN. In other words, EGAT is the exclusive utility partner of Wallbox in Thailand to provide service and install Wallbox chargers. This allowed EGAT to enter the compact EV charger business to offer all-in-one services: consultation, electricity system design, EV charger installation, and after-sales services by EGAT technicians who are expert in electricity system to ensure customer confidence in the safety.

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          In Motor Expo 2020, five models of Wallbox EV charger were introduced. The first one is Quasar, the smallest bi-directional charger in the world to be installed on the wall of the building. It is able to supply the electricity from the vehicle back to the building (V2B) without reduction of the electricity quality. Both Pulsar and Pulsar Plus models weigh only 1 kilogram, while Commander 2 and Copper SB are compact AC chargers that save installation space, light-weighted, easy-to-install and able to supply electricity to electric vehicles of every brand. As a result, they are suitable for homes, buildings, and offices. Moreover, they come with a control system “myWallbox” for managing EV charging stations. It can control demand and other related systems, such as power sharing among many chargers for supplying the electricity to each vehicle with various required electrical power, and automatic & dynamic load management (power boost) system that helps increase or decrease power for charging the electric cars in various time to reduce opportunities of Demand Charge, leading to the decline of electricity cost.

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          EGAT is ready to offer all-in-one Wallbox installation services for the first time in Motor Expo 2020 with special price, cheaper than the market price around 10,000 – 30,000 baht, to support the use of electric vehicles and the Government’s policy of PM 2.5 reduction and drive the electricity demand growth of the country. For more information, please check facebook page: Wallbox Thailand.