Monday, January 13, 2020

Mitsubishi Philippines to Introduce Outlander PHEV and Set to Install EV Charging Stations at Dealerships


Five Mitsubishi dealerships have just signed on to become the first in the Philippines to offer the charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) through a new showroom concept called, “Dendo Drive Station.”

In addition to standard showroom functions such as new vehicle sales and aftersales services, the Dendo Drive Station concept features solar power system and vehicle to home (V2H) equipment. This system allows the charging of EVs and PHEVs at the showroom as well supplying electricity from EVs and PHEVs back to the showroom.

The five dealerships are: Union Motors Corporation, Fast Autoworld Philippine Corporation, SFM Sales Corporation, Motorplaza Incorporation, and Mindanao Integrated Commercial Enterprises, Inc.

This is inline with Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC)’s plan to introduce the Outlander PHEV within 2020.

The Outlander PHEV combines a front-mounted 2.0-liter engine with two other electric motors: one in the front and one at the back. It can on three unique modes: EV Drive, Series Hybrid, and Parallel Hybrid Mode.

Since it opened the first one in Tokyo in 2016, MMC has opened 79 Dendo Drive Station showrooms have been opened in Japan. The first one in the Philippines will open towards the end of 2020.

“Similar to Japan, the Philippines is the country with many natural disasters,” said Osamu Masuko, MMC’s chairman of the board, at the Dealer Conference held today. “I believe that this Dendo Drive Station will contribute to enhancing the society resilience and local economic development.”

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