BMW x EVolt partnership announcement
Press Release | 2022.05.03

BMW Group Thailand partners with EVolt Technology to elevate public charging experience for BMW and MINI customers

Khun Krisda Utamote (2nd from left), Director Corporate Communications, BMW Group Thailand, together with Khun Prapatsara Aramvongsamut (3rd from left), Director of MINI Thailand, Khun Anantadej Intravisit (4th left), Manager E-Mobility, BMW Thailand, and Khun Opas Noppornpitak (far left), Manager Corporate Communications, BMW Group Thailand (Plant Rayong) officially launched public EV charging station in collaboration with Evolt Technology Co., Ltd. Khun Poonpat Loharjun (5th from left), Chief Executive Officer, and Khun Kanchalerm Earsakul (far right), Chief Operating Officer, Evolt Technology Co., Ltd  also joined the photo session at Whizdom 101 recently.

 

Bangkok. BMW Group Thailand announces its latest collaboration with Evolt Technology Co., Ltd., Thailand's leading EV charging company, to expand the servicing network of EV charging stations for all owners of BMW and MINI plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles nationwide. Customers will be able to access the public charging service network, control charging sessions and make a payment conveniently via the EVolt app. BMW and MINI customers will also be able to enjoy special benefits available from May 1, 2022 for BMW customers and from June 1, 2022 for MINI customers. Owners of BMW and MINI Electrified vehicles will be able to access 600 charging outlets in 295 locations across the nation.

 

Mr. Alexander Baraka, President and CEO of BMW Group Thailand, said: “BMW Group Thailand has been strongly focused on a sustainable future of mobility in Thailand and we have been collaborating with partners in order to sustainably accelerate the adoption of electric mobility in Thailand since 2017. Given the need for energy sustainability and rising domestic demand for EVs among Thai drivers, we see an important opportunity to cooperate with the new partner in expanding our public charging network. The effort will enhance convenience for BMW and MINI customers and promote the utilisation of public EV charging stations in order to pave the way for Thailand's transition to a low-carbon society.”

 

Khun Poonpat Loharjun, Chief Executive Officer of Evolt Technology Co., Ltd. said, “This collaboration with BMW Group Thailand will bring together our expertise in charging station and platforms management and BMW and MINI's cutting-edge EV technology to offer superior services for EVs customers with our user-friendly applications. We believe that this partnership will showcase our capabilities and strengths in the use of digital technology for E-mobility solutions and contribute to our growth mission as one of Thailand's leading EV charging system providers.”

 

With this partnership between the two parties, owners of BMW and MINI electric vehicles will be able to access 600 charging outlets in 295 locations across the nation including Evolt Technology and charging stations from various partners such as EleX by EGAT, ChargeNow, and charging stations at BMW and MINI authorised dealers.

 

Only customers who own BMW or MINI PHEV and BEV vehicles from the authorised dealers will benefit from exclusive offers while enjoying the Evolt Technology services which include BMW concierge service. Customers will be able to use the service to obtain important information such as charging station locations and route planning, regardless of provider, by dialing 02-114-7343 or contacting the BMW Group Thailand’s call centre,1397. Customers that call Evolt Technology directly will be requested to verify their vehicle ownership by providing their VIN number.

 

Moreover, BMW and MINI BEV owners will also enjoy a 20% discount when topping up their credit on the EVolt app. Customers may now register for the exclusive offers by downloading the EVolt app in Google Play or Apple Store, entering personal information, car brand, and VIN number, and the privilege will be instantly applied to the registered VIN. These two offers will be available from May 1 for BMW and June 1, 2022, for MINI.

 

For more information about the service, please contact BMW Group Thailand’s call centre at 1397, visit https://www.bmw.co.th or https://www.facebook.com/bmwthailand/ for updates on the latest news. 

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In picture from left

  1. Khun Krisda Utamote, Director Corporate Communications, BMW Group Thailand
  2. Khun Prapatsara Aramvongsamut, Director of MINI Thailand
  3. Khun Poonpat Loharjun, Chief Executive Officer of Evolt Technology Co., Ltd.
  4. Khun Anantadej Intravisit, Manager E-Mobility, BMW Thailand
  5. Khun Kanchalerm Earsakul, Chief Operating Officer of Evolt Technology Co., Ltd.
  6. Khun Opas Noppornpitak, Manager Corporate Communications, BMW Group Thailand (Plant Rayong)
BMW x EVolt partnership announcement
BMW x EVolt partnership announcement
BMW x EVolt partnership announcement
BMW x EVolt partnership announcement
BMW x EVolt partnership announcement
  • The BMW Group  

    With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.  

    In 2021, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and more than 194,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting to € 98.990 billion. As of 31 December 2020, the BMW Group had a workforce of 120,726 employees.

    The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.

    BMW Group Thailand  

    BMW Group Thailand, a subsidiary of BMW AG, Germany, was established on the 3rd October 1998. The four entities of BMW Group Thailand are BMW (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for wholesales & marketing of BMW Group products, BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for BMW and BMW Motorrad local production, BMW Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for financial services offerings to both wholesale and retail customers, and BMW Parts Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd., with responsibility for supplying components for the assembly of BMW Motorrad vehicles at BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand’s Plant in Rayong.

    In 2021, BMW Group Thailand recorded a stable performance with 11,032 BMW and MINI registrations. A total of 9,982 BMW vehicles and 1,050 MINI vehicles were registered last year. BMW Motorrad Thailand maintained its performance in 2021 with 1,197 motorcycle registrations.

    On the production side, the BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand plant was founded on BMW Group’s strong belief in the growth potential of Asian markets and Thailand in particular with its unique location, strong manufacturing base, and ready supply of skilled automotive labor, being an automotive hub for ASEAN. On-going investment has been put into the expansion of plant Rayong in terms of assembling processes, aiming to meet growing customer demand. In addition, with approximately 4 billion Thai Baht representing the amount of annual purchasing in Thailand, the BMW Global Purchasing office has been established in Thailand. This is to source various components from local suppliers in Thailand and the broader ASEAN region, in order to supply the entire BMW production network of 31 production and assembly facilities, located in 15 countries worldwide.  

    BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand produces the following 18 models: BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7. For BMW Motorrad, the BMW F 900 R, BMW F 900 XR, BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS, BMW F 850 GS Adventure, BMW R 1250 GS, BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 R and BMW S 1000 RR are also locally assembled at the plant. In addition, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand now assembles five BMW plug-in hybrid models; BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW X3 xDrive30e, BMW X5 xDrive45e and BMW 745Le xDrive.

    For further information, please contact: 
    BMW Group Thailand  
    1397
    www.bmw.co.th
    www.mini.co.th
    www.bmw-motorrad.co.th

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