Nissan in Thailand has officially appointed Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL as the primary provider of electric vehicle charging systems. This landmark partnership between Nissan and Delta Electronic envisions Thailand’s electrification goal of having 1.2 million units on the road by 2036.
This partnership will essentially unite the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, with a global power supply provider in support of Thailand’s electrification roadmap. It aims to provide Nissan LEAF owners in Thailand international quality charging facilities thanks to Delta Electronics’ Nissan certified quality standard of service.
According to Ramesh Narasimhan, president of Nissan Motor Thailand, “Nissan Motor Thailand is committed to helping drive an electric vehicle ecosystem in Thailand for the benefit of our customers, and Thai people, by supporting a greener future through electric mobility. To ensure this, we are honoured to welcome Delta, one of the world’s leading power supply producers and thermal management solutions providers, on board to join us and drive Thailand toward an all-electric vehicle future”.
“We believe an even more exciting future lies ahead through the goal of electrifying Thailand. That has already started through deals like the one here today with Delta and our recent ground-breaking collaboration with Thailand’s Metropolitan Electricity Authority that brings home charging options to ensure the proper infrastructure is in place for Nissan LEAF customers”.
Nissan And Delta’s EV Charging Partnership
A Frost & Sullivan report supports the partnership as they’ve identified that one of the top three motivating factors for Thai consumers to buy an electric vehicle is access to convenient and flexible charging options. This partnership is the perfect solution as it gives Thai EV owners access to Delta’s comprehensive EV charging and site management solutions.
These are the same EV charging technology already available in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia. They also come with a three-year warranty, nationwide technical support and free charging box replacement under warranty.
The exclusive partnership comes at an opportune time as Thailand has started shipping the Nissan LEAF which is the best-selling EV worldwide with more than 400,000 units being sold to date. In fact, the new Nissan LEAF was launched at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2018 and have since received deliveries as of May 2019.
Besides enjoying a 25% global market share, the Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision to transform the way people drive and live. The new e-powertrain gives the new Nissan LEAF 110 kW of power output and 320 nm of torque, improving acceleration and driver enjoyment.
On the groundbreaking agreement, Hsieh Shen-yen, president of Delta Electronics Thailand, stated the following: “We leverage our core competencies in power conversion and management to develop and install world-class charging solutions for the global EV community, and now in Thailand. Owners of the all-new Nissan LEAF in Thailand can now confidently take to the roads supported by our safe and efficient charging solutions and localized service.”
Building A Quality Electrification Structure
The agreement aims at helping pioneer green transportation in Thailand by giving EV customers more options and promoting the adoption of EV technology. In terms of home and workplace charging, the Delta AC EV charger (7.36kW) is available while public charging stations will see the Delta DC Quick EV Chargers (50kW).
Nissan is also making these Delta chargers available at 32 of their nationwide certified showrooms. In addition to providing the cutting-edge tech, Delta will also offer onsite surveys, installations and after-sales services.
Ramesh Narasimhan said, “This is an important first step in Thailand, for Nissan to build electrification infrastructure to support lowering carbon emissions. We are confident that this joint effort will meet the requirements of our valued customers as they look to buy a full-battery EV and create the confidence and peace-of-mind about the many charging options available to them.”
Hsieh Shen-yen summed it up perfectly when stating that Delta is excited to collaborate with Nissan Motor Thailand and to help encourage EV adoption. This, of course, could lead to the country realistically achieving their vehicle electrification goal. “We believe in forging the most effective partnerships for a sustainable future that benefits every stakeholder and delivers on our brand promise of ‘Smarter. Greener. Together.'”