Vera Automotive, found by 5 Thai engineers from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) has recently launched Thailand’s first electric car brand, reports The Bangkok Post.
The newly-debuted Vera V1 is a small, electric powered hatchback with a battery capability of 22 kilowatts per hour. The car is reported to top out at around 100 kilometres per hour with a range of 150-180km on a full battery charge, which takes six hours to complete.
Designed by Thai engineers under the Thai brand, the Vera is however supplied by Chinese carmaker Geely Automោtive, which is hired by the aforementioned automobile Thai company.
There is no detail about its exact price yet, but retail price below 1 million baht (approx. US$28,320) is affordable for Thai customers, an industry expert said.
It is however doubtful whether the debut of the Vera V1, which marks the first release of the electric automobile in Thai history, will be commercially viable as the Thai car market has many proportions for consumers to consider such as brand, service and trust.