Tesla hires business development manager in Thailand as demand for electric vehicles increases

Tesla advertises nearly 20 Bangkok-based jobs, including a home charging developer on its website.

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HT automatic office

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06 Sep 2022, 10:20

File photo of a Tesla electric vehicle being charged. (AP)

U.S. electric vehicle giant Tesla has stepped up recruitment procedures in Thailand as the Southeast Asian auto hub sees a surge in demand for electric vehicles. The company is looking to hire a business development manager and recruiters, according to its website. The job announcements come as the country faces high energy prices, which has in turn increased demand for electric vehicles as well as support from government consumer incentives.

The company advertises nearly 20 Bangkok-based jobs, including a Home Charging Developer on its website and the position of a Charging Infrastructure Manager has also been posted on its LinkedIn. Other positions were vacant for vehicle technicians, customer service and a parts consultant.

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However, Thailand is not expected to be a production site for Tesla at this time, even though the country’s government has been promoting EV sales and it is speculated that the EV company may set up its production halls there. official exhibition.

Thailand is Asia’s fourth-largest auto assembly and export hub for companies like Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd. The country produces about 1.5 to 2 million vehicles a year, about half of which are exported.

The Thai government now aims to produce 725,000 electric vehicles per year, or 30% of total vehicle production, by 2030. The country also offers many electric vehicles made by Chinese automakers at affordable prices. Great Wall Motors launched its ORA Good Cat model at the annual motor show for 828,500 baht ($22,600). The Chinese manufacturer also plans to produce this model in Thailand in 2024.

Another Chinese automaker Hozon Auto last month unveiled the NETA V for 549,000 baht ($15,000), matching the starting prices for traditional vehicles in Thailand. Meanwhile, Indonesian President Joko Widodo in August urged Tesla to manufacture its cars and batteries in his country.

Date of first publication: Sep 06, 2022, 10:17 a.m. IST

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