The Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has built an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office in Quezon City.
The said charging stations are equipped with “CHAdeMO” which is a quick-charging technology from Meralco subsidiary MSERV.
“Meralco prides itself for being the country’s premiere energy trailblazer, so we are quite honored that Mitsubishi Motors has chosen us to be their partner of choice in providing power innovations at the DENR and DTI,” Meralco Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications Alfredo S. Panlilio said.
The company will also provide EV charging stations in government agency offices in Davao and Cebu, and at the Department of Trade and Industry office in Makati.
“We are already working with the DENR to conduct a study on how to reduce carbon emissions through the use of electric vehicles,” MMPC president Mutsuhiro Oshikiri told TopGear Philippines.
“The creation of a charging infrastructure is a crucial step in enabling the market growth of electric vehicles in the Philippines,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Energy Department has called for more partners in putting up charging stations to support the country’s adaptation of e-vehicles for public and private use.
“The DOE supports the modernization of public transport, the introduction of e-vehicles in the public transport as well as in private use,” DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi said.
The DOE is set to roll out 3,000 e-trikes with the Asian Development Bank. 200 units will be deployed to Marawi City, while the rest is looking to be donated to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and other qualified local government units (LGUs).