7-Eleven to Develop Fleet of Electric Vehicles

 | Wed 29 Apr 2015 05:10 ICT

CityNews – The ubiquitous convenience store, 7-eleven, is changing the way it ferries goods to its locations across the country. The Charoen Pokphand Group, the conglomerate that owns 7-Eleven and the largest private company in Thailand, announced its plans to develop a fleet of electronic cars in order to transport its chilled goods and confectionery to its locations nationwide, according to a report on Matichon Online posted on April 28th.


The cars will be built through the company’s subsidiary CP ALL in partnership with Cho Thavee Dollaison.

Chusin Jirawongsri, Deputy Managing Director of CP ALL has revealed that design and development of the cars will take approximately one year, and they expect to reveal the final product sometime in 2016.

He goes on to state that the object is to develop alternative energy, reduce pollution and save costs as part of the company’s “7 go Green” project.

Since the first location opened on June 1st 1989, the number of 7-Elevens has skyrocketed to more than 8,300 nationwide. This puts Thailand as the country with the second most 7-Eleven stores in the world, just behind Japan.