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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit 2022 Set This October 20-21


The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), together with the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE), and Nissan Philippines Inc., is hosting the 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) set on October 20 and 21, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center Manila.

The country’s biggest annual EV conference and exhibition will mark its first physical staging after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be staged through a combined in-person and virtual format focusing on promoting electric vehicles in the country as it brings together stakeholders across the EV value chain including policymakers, regulators, academe, consultants, transport companies, power utilities and end-users to engage in policy dialogue as well as long-term collaboration to drive adoption of electric vehicles and deployment of the EV charging infrastructure.

Registration is now open at the official EVAP website.

To kick off the 10th PEVS, the EV Owners Society (EVOS) will be holding a motorcade in the morning of October 20, 2022 showcasing the latest means of electric mobility around the Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex.

Mr. Edmund Araga, president of EVAP said: “The event aims to showcase the EV industry’s solidarity in fulfilling the policy objectives of the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA) or Republic Act No. 11697 which aims to incentivize the rapid adoption of electric vehicles and charging stations in the country.”

“In keeping with our President’s message for Filipinos to unite, our theme for the PEVS is aptly titled: “United in Driving Electromobility in Support of the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA) or Republic Act No. 11697.” We believe that generating demand on electric vehicles and encouraging investments in charging stations can help reduce the country's economic vulnerability due to our heavy dependence on oil imports especially during these very challenging times,” Mr. Araga said.

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has been invited as the guest of honor and keynote speaker.

The Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act - Implementing Rules and Regulations (EVIDA-IRRs) and the Comprehensive Roadmap for the Electric Vehicle Industry (CREVI), which is the much-anticipated national development plan for the EV industry to accelerate the development, commercialization and utilization of EVs, will be presented by the Department of Energy (DOE) during the event.

Mr. Araga said that EVAP will be unveiling a new logo during the event. “This is the right time for us to rebrand to reflect EVAP’s vision of a modern and electrified road transport in the Philippines. We also wanted to reaffirm our commitment to advance the country's transition to EVs by advocating and supporting enabling policies, rules and regulations to accelerate their deployment in the public and private sectors.”

The 10th PEVS will also recognize personalities and institutions advocating and promoting the adoption of electromobility in the Philippine transportation sector through the conferment of the E-mobility Awards.

Mr. Araga also discussed the line-up of topics for the 10th PEVS which include:
  • Comprehensive Roadmap for the Electric Vehicle Industry
  • Encouraging More Players in the EV Charging Space
  • Global Trends and Current Issues Faced by the EV Industry
  • ASEAN Federation of Electric Vehicle Association (AFEVA) Policy Dialogue
  • Spurring EV Manufacturing Through the Strategic Investment Promotion Plan (SIPP) and the EV Incentive Strategy (EVIS)
  • Public and Private E-mobility Programs
  • EV Technology Presentations
Registration to the two-day event is now open through the EVAP website.

13 comments:

  1. What will. E on display? Will there be Tesla? Porsche Taycan? Audi etrons? And more?

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    1. Too early to say right now. For sure Nissan will be there given that they're one of the main sponsors.

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    2. Hope they bring in the Ariya.

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  2. Pure EVs won't be economical here as long as Meralco controls most of the distribution & a large part of the generation. Time to dismantle that virtual monopoly & introduce real competition to bring down electricity prices.

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  3. Charging stations cannot resell electricity if sourced from Meralco so they need to install their own source of power, e.g. solar, genset. Because Meralco is the only party allowed to 'sell' in their franchise area/s.

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    1. Dats the law, exclusivity in electricity franchise area. But i dont think u cannot charge a fee for recharging an ev car.

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    2. You're only talking about commercial recharging stations, not home-based recharging. And guess where most homes in Luzon get their electricity? Also, since Meralco is a virtual monopoly in distribution & for some reason was also allowed into ge eration by using sister companies/subsidiaries, they have a large influence in the pricing for alternative sources, even indirectly.

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    3. Mabuti nayan meron meralco kesa wala ka kuryente!

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    4. Eng0t, kapag walang competition walang incentive sa kanila na gandahan ang serbisyo at babaan ang presyo, na 2nd-highest sa buong Asia! Kaya mga manufacturers ayaw dito magtayo ng planta! Hindi mo kakampi ang mga Lopezes at Pangilinan, na dummy lamang ng mga Indonesians.

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  4. You can’t resell electricity that’s against law unless you secure a permit with Meralco. Or have the franchise law repealed and modify

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    1. Recharging is not selling electricity, its like you just using electricity for your home or business. some malls and some car dealerships have already put up ev recharging area, google it and you will find.

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    2. Recharging is ok as long as it’s free and not being paid for the customer but by the instituions. So a possible solution is to charge a special rate on parking lots.

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  5. What is the solution for the Philippines to promote BEVs?

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