Future Mobility Asia 2023 (FMA2023) was held on 17-19 May at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok. It is the region’s comprehensive mobility platform showcasing the latest future clean mobility concepts, solutions, technologies, and innovations, supported by the Thai Ministry of Energy.
Along with Future Energy Asia (FEA), an exhibition and summit introducing and discussing Asia's energy transition and transformation, the two conventions welcomed 467 speakers as well as 17,500 visitors from 70 countries representing 200 companies and organisations.
CHAdeMO’s president, Takafumi Anegawa, appeared on one of the Center Stages on the first day. The panellists discussed the status quo and future prospects of DC charging for two- and three-wheelers, especially in the ASEAN nations. As Thailand has been playing an important part as the hub of Asia's automotive industry, there was an active and fruitful discussion on the panel
As for the present situation concerning electrified two- and three-wheelers, battery swapping system has gained popularity in Asia, but all six panelists finally agreed that in the near future, DC conductive charging would surely play a major role. This is because it is difficult for a battery-swapping system to reflect the constantly evolving advances in batteries.
There were also displays of various products including EVs, EV chargers, software, and devices to make use of renewable energy sources.