Future Mobility Asia 2022, showcasing amazing future mobility solutions and vehicle concepts concluded with a bang this year. The first edition of Future Mobility Asia brought together OEM, suppliers, innovators, tech solutions, and other exhibitors to come to meet and network.
The event held in Bangkok, Thailand is one of a kind hosted by the Ministry of Energy Thailand integrating Future Mobility Asia and Future Energy Asia. The three-day event held at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre from 20th July 2022 to July 22, 2022.
The event proved to be of significant importance as like-minded people from innovative energy and mobility fields came together to discuss the future. CEOs and seniors from numerous organizations spoke about electric vehicles and future technology in the field of transportation. Moreover, the summit included many guest speakers pondering upon AI insight in the future.
There were about 100 speakers and more than 80 exhibitors from all over the world to showcase their work. The three-day event attended by thousands of people is tough, to sum up in one piece, as there is just so much that was going on. Here are the highlights of Future Mobility Asia 2022 or FMA2022 worth mentioning.
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Electric vehicles are a brilliantly fast-growing segment of the automobile market that needs constant attention. There is just so much potential that can make a huge difference in the world of electric automobiles. According to a report by International Renewable Energy IRENA, by 2025, 20% of vehicles in southeast Asia would be electric. The event pulled together high-level innovators to showcase their concept vehicles to the world.
Thailand is pushing towards becoming a large ground to attract production companies to consider investing.
Here are some of the upcoming EV innovations that can change the shape of the future EV market:
ORA Good Cat EV
Chinese automakers are indeed ruling the automobile industry with their innovative tech and widespread production capacity. The Great Wall Motors or GWM made their presence felt with their electric vehicle brand ORA’s Good Cat EV. The compact EV is designed to suit the fast-paced lifestyle of current times. The model is doing exceptionally well in the Thailand market as the company has a production unit in Thailand.
GWM is soon launching the Good Cat EV into Malaysian markets and with possible future plans to introduce it in the UK and then maybe globally. The cool-looking Good Cat is exceptionally well designed and instantly catches your gaze when you walk by the car at the expo. The EV hatchback has an impressive range of up to 500km in its extended range version and 400km on the other variant. The compact electric car boasts a 48kWh battery size.
Huawei Seres SF5
Huawei Seres SF5 too made an appearance in the exhibition that already made some buzz when first launched in 2019. Huawei has collaborated with Seres to work on the future of electric vehicles in SUV segments. The Seres SF5 made an impact with its presence at the expo with its few models on showcase. The crossover SUV offers a range of 180km and an option of 1000 km on extended range mode for traveling long distances.
The Japanese company FOMM stands for First One Mile Mobility and is located in Thailand. The electric vehicle maker is proudly working on their concept car that emphasizes compact short-range transport. The company strives to be able to go extreme on their tech to launch the best EVs in the future like Flying Nimbus. Currently, they showcased their first electric car FOMM One that they first launched at the 39th Bangkok International Motor Show in 2018.
FOMM One EV features a yoke-style steering wheel and has a cassette-style lithium-ion battery pack that can be managed with a smartphone. Designed for short-range capacity, the idea behind the EV is to make it futuristic-friendly like smart wearables. The range of the EV is about 160 km on a full charge at 14.8 km/kW. The compact four-seater FOMM One is designed to keep the flooding in mind and can float on water for a while. However, this too is not an amphibious car by any chance, but it can float.
Sleek EV scooters look cool and very thoughtfully designed as well. The company Sleek EV earlier known as Swag EV is originally a startup in Singapore and has a production facility in Thailand. The models on the showcase look sleek as the brand name suggests, and take only a few hours to charge. The Model TYPE-X on the display is already sold out.
The Cambodian E-tuk tuk maker gave a sneak peek of their Onion T1 which can have a range of about 100 km on one charge on 14km/kWh efficiency. The electric tuk-tuk has a plastic outer body, but the 7.5kWh electric motor ensures optimum output and range. The durable design can help reduce carbon emissions and also reduce operating costs.
Ion Mobility joined the summit to showcase their newest stylish build, Ion Mobius. The company was formed in 2019 and has achieved R136 and UN38.3 certification for its battery pack. They launched the first Ion EV Mobius motorbike in December 2021. The specs of getting up to 200 km on a single charge make the electric bike a splendid option for two-wheelers. The motorbike takes about two hours to go 80% charge from 0. 7-inch TFT display with unique skeel looks definitely adds a flair to the motorbike.
Virya Mobility is ranked in the top 10 EV startups in India. However, many would not know that the company successfully mass-produced its first EV Reva in 2001. Virya Mobility deals in power trains, electric chargers, and Electric Vehicle Integration along with autonomous vehicles.
Volt City EV
Volt City EV would be launching a fully electric car in Thailand with the name Volt that can run up to 200km on a single charge. The company would offer a 120,00 km or a 5-year warranty on their car. The compact car is uniquely designed to have a big screen console and can be charged fully in only 6 hours.
Technology Solution Provider
The global exhibition sponsored by Dassault Systems was nothing short of exquisite tech and futuristic energy solutions. Numerous startups and companies came together on the platform to discuss and unveil their ideas and concepts. Environmental concerns for a better tomorrow are pushing countries to work in the tech solutions sectors. As per a report, the global electric mobility market would grow beyond $718 billion by the year 2030. Here is a quick review of the way the newest startups and companies showcased their futuristic approach to technologies:
The ePlane Company
Indian flying taxi startup is led by the IIT Madras duo that includes a professor and his student. They plan to launch the most compact flying taxi that can significantly ease transportation. The first launch would include their model e200, which would take a vertical flight and would be fully electric.
The company plans to start trials soon and be able to get certification by 2023. E200 would be an affordable flying taxi with a range of 200 km on one charge. Moreover, the ePlane would only need the space of two standard sedans to park. However, the seating capacity is light for two individuals.
Autodesk PIX Moving
Autodesk has partnered with Tech Data solutions to innovate together and present AI-based electric vehicle solutions. The first ever AI-powered chassis designed specifically developed to shorten the gap in the automated driving industry. Ultra-Skateboard from the collaboration is going to change the way EV manufacturers would think to design their vehicles.
The brand-new smart vehicle chassis can accommodate different manufacturing requirements based on design and esthetics. The fact that the chassis is AI-based makes it to be customized into unlimited varieties of platforms. Think of it as a customizable robot as the company names it the world’s first road-level wheeled robot. Ultra-Skateboard is modular in design and can be customized as per the chassis size needs by using 3D printing.
C-Energy is a startup that aims to deliver energy as a service for businesses as per their requirements. The company offers its services to store energy with its battery and grid solutions. The growing demand for EVs is a clear sign of how crucial matching energy storage and production is to energy consumption.
Charging Infrastructure Concepts
The need for charging infrastructure to accommodate the energy requirements for EVs in the future would be quite extraordinary based on the current rate. There would be the need to implement new technology and infrastructure for the futuristic designs of electric vehicles. Numerous tech names came together at the expo to point toward the dynamic shift in the electric vehicle segment. Following is the list of some of the prominent names that stand out in the Future Mobility Asia exhibition.
Autel EV Charger
Autel EV Chargers present in 70 countries presented their ideas and products at the expo including their intelligent MaxiCharger AC wall charger. The futuristic designs of Autel AC& DC chargers are not the only thing that attracts you the features also speak for themselves. The charger is awarded the iF & Red Dot award for the best design in 2022. Yep, the same award that has been given to Apple, Sony, Google, etc. in the past.
The chargers designed by the company are super-fast in installation time and stand tall even in extreme weather conditions. The power range suits almost every EV with major charging standards. Moreover, the charging network can be easily managed and accessed by the Autel Charge Cloud software solutions by the company.
Tritium Charging solutions offer a range of scalable electric vehicle chargers that are designed to suit varied industry requirements. The Australian EV charger company is the first one to offer a plug-and-charge feature for EVs. The modular design of DC fast charging solutions is a perfect design for lowering the cost of ownership with its liquid-cooled technology.
Quench Chargers from Ador Digatron is a joint venture of Indian company Ador Powertron and German Digatron Power Electronics. The DC fast charger by the company offers an intuitive interface with cutting-edge tech to simplify the charging solutions for EVs.
EVLOMO is expanding its EV charger network in Thailand and the booth at the expo speaks loudly of its DC charging network. The Group CEO of the company, Nicole Wu explained her idea behind the company and how is the role of two-wheelers crucial for future mobility in Southeast Asia.
The Future Mobility Asia is the first such event that made that sheds light on how impressively the innovations around the world are happening for a greener tomorrow. The electric vehicle segment is expected to grow at an exponential rate in such a way that by 2030, every 1 out of 3 vehicles would be electric. Moreover, the current rate of growth is also a sign that future mobility would see numerous modes of transportation around the world.
Solar vehicle to Grid and Grid to vehicle tech is the future of how charging and power utilization can be used for energy needs. Solar panels and smart grid tech solutions can power up a house using an EV in times of need. Interestingly, many companies are effectively working to reduce carbon emissions and enhance power usage in the coming times.
V2G or Vehicle to Grid technology is one such example, where the unused power from an electric car can be used to power the grid. The expo involved speakers from around the world to share their knowledge with the world about the application of V2G, G2V (grid to vehicle), and V2H (Vehicle to home) technology.
Numerous companies made an impact with their futuristic concepts, products, and technologies. Indian startups like ePlane Company and Bolt.earth are perfect examples of how intelligent minds are focusing on the application of electric vehicles and charging stations in the future. Asia is becoming the hub for the new energy vehicle industry, and the joint summit of Future Mobility Asia & Future Energy Asia would connect the multi-billion industry remarkably.
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It was a very good initiative by ministry of energy thailand to bring Asian players on the same platform.