BANGKOK, THAILAND (JULY 25, 2022) – ONiON Mobility, a company driving the electric vehicle (EV) breakthrough in Southeast Asia, unveils in Bangkok the ONiON T1c, an all-electric battery swappable delivery vehicle. The ONiON T1c is based on the company’s proprietary electric three wheeler platform and is also offered in a passenger variant through the ONiON T1. Both vehicles are developed for commercial users, featuring swappable batteries to reduce the opportunity costs of idling and increase vehicle utilisation, functional designs to maximise load and cargo volume, and integrated vehicle and battery management systems for the control and safety of assets. Limited availability for the ONiON T1c will begin in 2022. Production at scale is planned for 2023.
ONiON T1c unveiled at Future Mobility Asia Innovation Showcase
The ONiON T1c, which was publicly unveiled at this week’s Future Mobility Asia’s Innovation Showcase in Bangkok, was developed in response to the burgeoning trend of on-demand “quick” deliveries, and the push towards net zero by corporates to reduce their carbon footprint in their supply chain. The ONiON’s electric three wheeler platform, measuring 3095mm by 1400mm, offers the ability to nimbly navigate the sometimes narrow or congested streets of bustling Southeast Asia. In addition, it also provides sufficient cargo volume to handle payloads of up to 500kg without compromising on power, with a top speed of 45km/h.
ONiON T1c Delivering 7-Delivery Orders
The ONiON T1c is currently being deployed in a pilot project with CP Group’s 7-Eleven in Bangkok, Thailand. In a pilot partnership with CP Group’s subsidiary, ALLNOW Logistics (“ALLNOW”), Hyundai Glovis and ONiON Mobility, the ONiON T1c is currently deployed to fulfill 7-Delivery service orders at selected outlets in Bangkok, Thailand. This pilot brings to fruition a component of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in May 2022 between ALLNOW and Hyundai Glovis this year to develop various business models based on eco-friendly logistics services using electric and hydrogen vehicles.
“We acknowledge our responsibility as the logistics operator supporting Thailand’s largest chain of convenience stores to ensure that customers enjoy greater convenience and quality services without damaging our environment. This pilot project demonstrates our ongoing effort to develop sustainable solutions with our partners to establish our leadership in environmental sustainability. Through this pilot project, we want to also inspire our industry towards a greener future.” said Mr Jatugon Chatiyanonda, Chief Operating Officer of All Now Management Co., Ltd.
With a range of 80km when fully charged, the T1c has an energy efficiency of 14km/kWh, and as compared to an Liquified Petroleum Gas (“LPG”) equivalent on an Internal Combustion Engine (“ICE”) vehicle, the resulting CO2 emission is estimated to be 1.15 tonne less each year if driven 60km a day on average.
Currently, ONiON operates 9 battery swapping stations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, consisting of one Mega Station, and a series of stations with partners such as Thailand’s PTT Energy and Total Energies. The battery stations support the increasing fleet of Cambodia assembled ONiON T1s, now numbering at 450 and is set to grow to 3,000 within the next 12 months.
ONiON Mega Station in Phnom Penh
Speaking about the company’s plans to expand into Thailand, CEO Kay Woo said “We look forward to bringing our sustainable and equitable mobility ecosystem to Thailand. We will work collaboratively with local partners to ensure that value is created and shared with drivers, riders and local businesses in Thailand. Beginning with this pilot project with 7-delivery, we aim to share other products within our ecosystem such as zero commission TADA Ride-Hailing and the ONiON T1 passenger EV here in Thailand”.
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About ONiON Mobility Co., Ltd.
Launched in 2021 to revolutionise the transportation network of an urbanising Southeast Asia, ONiON was introduced in Cambodia with the release of the ONiON T1, a battery swappable electric three wheeler, supported with a growing network of ONiON Mega, Hub and Partner battery swapping stations in Phnom Penh. As a first in Southeast Asia, the ONiON electric vehicle and battery swapping platform leverages on the TADA ride-hailing service as well as the Mass Vehicle Ledger (“MVL”) Blockchain to redefine mobility services in a new ecosystem approach. ONiON Mobility Co., Ltd is a subsidiary of the MVLLABS Group.
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