The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) is gearing up for this year’s edition of the Philippines Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS), which will showcase the latest on the world of new and sustainable, environment friendly mobility in the country. It will be held on July 17 and 18 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia complex, Pasay City.
Highlighting this year’s summit is the participation of such car brands as Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Nissan. All of which will be showcasing their latest line of plug-in hybrid and fully-electric vehicles. Also on display in the 2-day event will be an assembly of eJeepneys, eTricycles, eBikes, and other forms of eMobility models from various brands.
EVAP President Edmund Araga observes that the electric vehicle industry scene in the Philippines has never been more exciting as EVs are now becoming mainstream. “Infrastructure and government support to sustain the growth of the EV industry are now being set up. The 3,000 Bemac eTrikes of the Department of Energy (DOE) now being deployed nationwide are becoming more visible in various LGUs”, he says.
Of course, one very important aspect of eMibility is a reliable power sourse which is also geared toward conserving the environment. For this, the 2019 PEVS has invited a number of concerned brands under the Philippine Nickel Industries Association. The aim is to explore the possibility of locally manufacturing nickel metal hydride and lithium ion batteries for automotive application. In this regard, leading local car battery maker Motolite will grace the occasion to reveal its own take on the electric vehicle, of which it is expected to be powered by its tried and true battery.
On top of these, a fleet of modern PUVs will also be on display for various makers and vehicle manufacturers. Seeing the rising popularity of the modern public utility vehicle, EVAP aims to help the government replace some 200,000 old, dilapidated jeepneys with newer, cleaner, and safer versions of the kind.
“All in all, we expect about 15 vehicles to be exhibited and over a thousand visitors to visit the EV Summit daily. We will have on display the latest electric tricycles, cars, SUVs and jeepneys participating in the PUVMP. You will even have the opportunity to test drive some of these EVs at the grounds near SMX. The best news is that if you visit the EV Summit, you might bring home an eTrike that will be the major prize in a raffle we will be conducting,” concluded Araga.
All these and more at this year’s Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit.
From left: Mr. Jesus Anunciacion (DoE Assistant Director), Mr. Renato Lampano (VP MMPC), Mr. Edmund Araga (President EVAP), Ma. Corazon Halili Dichosa (BOI - Executive Director), Rommel Juan (EVAP Chairman), and Mr. Raymond Ravelo (VP & Head Strategy and business Development , MERALCO)