The 8 th PEVS is a groundbreaking three (3) day virtual conference scheduled on September 24-26, 2020 focusing on electric vehicle adoption and the challenges and opportunities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic on both the supply and demand side of the EV market. EVAP has partnered with Olern, a leading training and consulting company specializing in eLearning platforms, in staging the event.
“EV prospects continue to be bright despite the pandemic. According to International Energy Agency forecast, global sales will rise 6% this year to 2.3 million vehicles before exploding to 45 million by 2030,” EVAP president Edmund Araga said.
Mr. Araga further cited the IEA report which states that: “How the current crisis affects the pace of the electromobility shift in the longer term will hinge critically on the public policy response.”
He said that the EV industry players in the Philippines are eagerly looking forward to the immediate passage of the Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations Act to further promote and adopt electric vehicles (EV) in the country.
The measure seeks to require private and public buildings and establishments to have dedicated parking slots with charging stations, installed by charging station service providers, and for gasoline stations to have a dedicated space for charging stations as well. It also mandates large industrial and commercial companies, public transport operators, and government agencies and instrumentalities to adopt a minimum 5% share electric vehicles (EVs) within their respective fleets.