Banpu Public: Announces Winner of “Driving Electric Mobility Thailand” Board Game Design Competition; Aim to lead Thailand to a low carbon society

Banpu Announces Winner of “Driving Electric Mobility Thailand” Board Game Design Competition; Aim to lead Thailand to a low carbon society

Banpu Public Company Limited, in collaboration with Board Game Night (BGN), announced
a winning team for this year’s board game design competition, under the theme “Driving Electric Mobility Thailand”. The competition which was part of the “Energy on Board by BANPU B-Sports Thailand” project chose “TU Next”, a team of students from Thammasat University who are the creators of the game “EV City” to be a winner, received a prize of 50,000 THB with the opportunity to produce his board game to further promote learning about electric vehicles in Thailand.

Mr. Apirak Kaewpoung, second year student of the Faculty of Liberal Arts, majoring in Geography, and Ms. Bampenporn So Ngoen, freshly graduated from the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in Data Science and Innovation, Thammasat University, two members of the ‘TU Next team who created the game “EV City” and received the first prize in the competition, said, “We were inspired by the government’s 30/30 policy to push Thailand to have a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) of at least 30% of national vehicle production by 2030. This is the ‘one of the programs that will lead Thailand to become a low carbon country We researched more information and connected the dots between Thailand’s electric vehicle target and the global targets of the 26e Session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), which focused on cooperation between various countries to work together to control climate change. We’ve seen that encouraging people to switch to electric vehicles is one of the practical ways to help control and mitigate global warming. In the EV City game, the player will play as a private electric vehicle company that produces electric vehicles for different types of customers with different requirements. Players should take into account the number of charging stations as well as the type of electric vehicles that customers would need. In addition, the actors will be able to switch and become the government that will put in place policies to support the industry and encourage consumers to use electric vehicles. The player who can get most consumers to use electric vehicles will be the winner. In this game, players will learn about different types of electric vehicles, details of electric vehicle production, resource management, as well as knowledge of taxes and government policies at the same time. ”

Mr. Rattapon Sukhunthee, Head of Corporate Communications of Banpu Public Company Limited, said, “This board game design competition enables the younger generation to show their potential through the design and development of board games that are both educational and fun. I think the participants have learned a lot about electric vehicles and accumulated experience gained in 3 months of this project and will be able to apply the knowledge to learn and work in the future. What I have found so interesting about the competition is the development of board games. With each turn, we saw that their board games were getting better and just plain better. Many teams can take on the challenge of creating board games that can creatively impart knowledge about the electric vehicle industry in Thailand through a fun and easy-to-understand game, as well as help raise awareness and stimulate the growth of electric vehicles in a stable and sustainable way in Thailand This is in line with the activities of Banpu which are evolving towards a greener and smarter strategy. The company has set a target that by 2025, more than 50% of EBITDA will come from greener energy and energy technology companies, of which electric mobility is also one of the most successful business units. important events that will lead Banpu to this goal, as well as being part of Thailand’s transition to becoming a low carbon society in the near future.

Mr. Natteethong Sakul-Eam, Managing Director of Banpu NEXT Company Limited, one of the judges of the final round said: “For this project, what is more important than the price is what the participants would win from this competition. It is not just about the reward that ‘they would get. It’s more about the experience and knowledge they had throughout the project. I think many teams learned about electric vehicles from many angles. As can be seen in many games, participants incorporated various factors that affect the growth of electric vehicle industry in Thailand. For example, some team has so well combined policies and government measures that encourage consumers to switch to vehicles electric vehicles in Thailand at their game or how a team combined the important topic of the COP26 summit which aims for net zero carbon emissions, which adopts environmentally friendly electric vehicles is one of the main engines. If the board games that they have created are actually developed and produced, I think the games will be beneficial in terms of promoting the understa. Introducing the electric vehicle industry in Thailand to the younger generation as well as the wider public.

For the results of this year’s board game design competition under the project “Energy on Board by BANPU B-Sports Thailand”, in addition to the TU Next team from Thammasat University who won the first prize, the “Singka Nak Kub – Dub Mon La Pid” team from Burapha University and Silpakorn University and the “Baby Driver” team from Khon Kaen University won the first and second respectively. second prize. In addition, two other teams that received honorable mention awards were “The Game Error” from Prince of Songkla University and King Mongkut University of Technology north of Bangkok and “RMUTT Boardgame Club” from the University. Rajamangala Technology Center from Thanyaburi. Together they won a total prize of over 120,000 THB.

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About energy on board by Banpu B-Sports Thailand

Banpu Public Company Limited organized BANPU B-Sports Thailand for the fourth year in a row, with the aim of supporting board games, a creative learning tool, to be more widely known, especially among younger generations because board games allow the development of essential soft skills. in current life and work. In 2021, the company is committed to improving the knowledge and understanding of “the development of the electric vehicle industry in Thailand and various factors affecting the use of electric vehicles in the country” for the younger generation and the general public. . Therefore, the “Energy on Board” project was organized to allow university students to participate in a board game design competition with the main topic “Driving Electric Mobility of Thailand”.

About Banpu

Banpu Public Company Limited is a multi-purpose international energy supplier with 3 main business groups: energy resources, power generation and energy technology in 10 countries – Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Singapore, Japan , United States of America and Vietnam.

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