Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is due to produce plug-in hybrid in Thailand

Jun 06, 2018 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
Mitsubishi Motors has joined Suzuki, Mazda, Honda, and Toyota to engage in Thailand's electric vehicle scheme.

Mitsubishi Motors has joined Suzuki, Mazda, Honda, and Toyota in applying to the electric vehicle scheme of Thailand Board of Investment. This scheme offers privileges for car brands to make their all-electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and hybrids in the land of smiles. However, up to now, only Toyota’s got the permit by the Thailand Board of Investment.

Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors, promises to introduce their battery EVs once Thailand adopts lots of EV charging service stations. He added, by December, details of the EV models will be clearer.

The CEO is also concerned about the rise of EVs will threaten the popularity of conventional cars which may lead to a wipeout of a large number of their workers.

Angular front of the Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Motors Thailand just reached a milestone which witnessed the 5-millionth car to go out of production

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According to the latest auto news, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand just reached a milestone which witnessed the 5-millionth car to go out of production at its plant in Laem Chabang, Chon Buri. Among those 5 million products, third quarters have made their ways to 120 territories, making Mitsubishi Motors Corporation the second best auto exporter located in Thailand (only behind Toyota). The car manufacturer has developed one engine plant and 3 production sites in Laem Chabang. Plus, Laem Chabang is also home to Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s first overseas Research and Development proving ground outside the Land of the Rising Sun.

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