Advocates of brighter change in the local motoring industry, save the date. The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), in cooperation with MERALCO and Partnership for Clean Air (PCA), will be holding the 6th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) on July 10 to 11, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Running under the theme “Stepping Up Partnerships To Electrify Public and Private Transport,” this year’s PEVS will highlight the power of partnerships and working together of different private and public sectors in the industry regarding the continued pursuit of electric and hybrid mobility in the country.
This includes symposiums by local and foreign organizations related to electric and hybrid mobility technology such as Nissan Philippines, Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corporation, and Frost & Sullivan which will provide updates regarding alternative means of mobility across Asia. Also joining the discussions are Philippine government organizations such as the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Department of Trade (DTI), and the Department of Energy (DOE), all of which also made sure that this event would be made possible.
Of course for the most part, visitors will be treated to an assembly of the latest wares the electric and hybrid side of the motoring industry has to offer. These include displays from Nissan (New NIissan Leaf), Mitsubishi (i-MiEV and the Outlander PHEV), and various other manufacturers.
Moreover, the 6th PEVS will also be the venue for everyone to once again see what would eventually become the new jeepney. What’s new is DOTR’s plan to streamline some key issues like PUV financing programs and route rationalizations. This goes in line with DOTR’s PUV Modernization Program centering on beefing up the iconic jeepney into a more modern, safer, and more environment friendly machine. According to EVAP President, they're looking at 10,000-20,000 public utility vehicle replacement in the Philippine roads in this program.
And that’s not all. DOTr will also soft-launch its new project called “Promotion of Low Carbon Urban Transport Systems in the Philippines.” To simplify, this project will further boost the move to include electric and hybrid vehicles in the transportation industry.