Title: Next generation vehicles: status quo in Southeast Asia
Authors: Piyaluk Potiwan; Mahinthorn Pothiwan; Xue-Ming Yuan; Kittikorn Bamroongboon
Addresses: Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Rajabhat Mahasarakham University, No. 80 Thanon Nakhornsawarn, Tambon Talad, Amphoe Mueang Maha Sarakham, Mahasarakham 44000, Thailand ' Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Rajabhat Mahasarakham University, No. 80 Thanon Nakhornsawarn, Tambon Talad, Amphoe Mueang Maha Sarakham, Mahasarakham 44000, Thailand ' Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 138634, Singapore ' Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Rajabhat Mahasarakham University, No. 80 Thanon Nakhornsawarn, Tambon Talad, Amphoe Mueang Maha Sarakham, Mahasarakham 44000, Thailand
Abstract: As environmental concerns are mounting up along with transnational cooperation to reduce possible impacts, the automotive industry shifts the emphasis towards next generation vehicles, which are to succeed internal combustion engine vehicles of present. This study conducts public policy review of the selected countries in Southeast Asia to analyse the current status quo and future directions to support next generation vehicles. It first explores the advantages and drawbacks of three types of NGVs: electric vehicles, hydrogen-powered vehicles, and synthetic fuel. Having examined the selected Southeast Asian nations through predictive analysis of available secondary data, it is discovered that each nation has crafted different policies in support of the shift towards next generation vehicles. From our analysis, each nation has crafted different policies to support the shift towards next generation vehicles through extensive supporting facilities and demand-side policies through mass incentivisation. The ways forward are also put forth in this study.
Keywords: global warming; pollution; public policy; electric vehicle; hydrogen-powered vehicle; synthetic fuel; Southeast Asia; next generation vehicles; NGVs.
International Journal of Global Warming, 2022 Vol.28 No.1, pp.60 - 80
Received: 27 Aug 2021
Accepted: 04 Feb 2022
Published online: 25 Aug 2022 *