If electric motorcycles and scooters are ever going to gain a serious foothold in the Thai market, they need a rider incentive like in Vietnam where they waive registration fees. Some countries have similar tax incentives to encourage riders to switch from internal combustion engines to electric power, but there are no such incentives in Thailand.
That could change after the automotive manufacturing industry pressure the government for owner incentives.
In Vietnam, electric scooters and motorcycles are becoming popular. The National Steering Committee of Traffic Safety has revealed that 70 percent of Evs across the country are motorcycles. However, riders on electric motorcycles must not exceed speeds of 50km/h and the electric motor must be no greater than 4kW. A range of motorcycles manufacturers, including BMW, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Zongshen and Victory have electric motorcycles, but are holding off on markets such as Thailand because of our lack of infrastructure and government incentives.Tag: Electric-PowerElectric VehicleEVYamahaBMWHarley-DavidsonZongshenVictoryScooterMotorcycleIncentiveIndustryBusiness