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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Philippines To Go 100 Percent EVs By 2040


The Philippines will join the rest of the world in effectively limiting the sale of new internal combustion engined (ICE) cars by 2040. This target was announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the Comprehensive Roadmap for the EV Industry or CREVI.

Set to be issued by the first quarter of 2023 as a Republic Act, CREVI will have the DOE work with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Transportation (DOTr) in creating a blueprint on the promotion, adoption, usage, and disposal of electric vehicles in the country.

Under CREVI are Short-Term (2023-2025), Medium-Term (2026-2030), and Long-Term (2031-2040) goals ultimately leading to the country requiring all new vehicles sold to be EVs by 2040.

Part of the Short-Term goals is the streamlining of EV registration for both private and public utility use as well as the adoption of a single charging protocol and/or standard. CREVI will also offer preferential subsidies for EVs used in public transport.

By the Medium-Term, CREVI will offer a reduction in importation tariffs. In addition, they will issue other policies and issuances that will generate demand for locally manufactured EVs.

Finally, by the Long-Term phase, CREVI will mandate a 100 percent EV fleet share and franchise to public transport companies while also mandating the installation of EV charging stations in public places, provide issuance for time-of-use rates for EV charging, and develop a business model for vehicle disassembly and disposal.

The CREVI puts the Philippines in the same time frame to go 100 percent electric (or at least limit the availability of internal combustion vehicles) as some of its ASEAN neighbors such as Singapore (2030), Thailand and Malaysia (2035), Vietnam (2040), and Indonesia (2050).

Currently, the Philippines is home to around 9,000 registered EVs and 300 charging stations.

19 comments:

  1. Wow! Better buy an EV next year.

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  2. I hope they can price the Ioniq 5 and EV 6 around Php3M or less

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    1. EV6 will be priced below P 4-million. Ioniq 5 is around 3.1 to 3.6M depending on which agent/dealer you ask.

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  3. Really? What's the government's part about it?

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    1. Legislative framework basically.

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    2. There should be incentives too, like federal tax credit, to encourage buyers to shift to EV.

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  4. Are e-bikes considered? They're not registered right?

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  5. Don't believe that we'll ever achieve 100% full adoption of EVs by 2040. There's got to be a significant strengthening of the country's power grid first before that happens, and it will be impossible considering the sheer incompetence of our leaders.

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  6. Backlog nga ng plate number na 1 dekada na di maayos ng DOTR mag fu full ev pa! And DOE what about the recurring black out? Specially in mindoro. With the current state of our infra and mindset of our politicians - maybe in 2140😁😁😁

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  7. It is good to dream and set goals. We are starting EV planning late compared to our neighbors in the region. While 2040 seems too close for such gargantuan task. Who is to say it can't be done? Though what we can see is the amount of time to took for Skyway to start and complete, new MIA to conceptualize and ground break. Metro Manila subway from draft to initial drilling, all these samples took time, full speed adoption of EVs will also take time. There will always be politics, finance, incentives, infra, disasters and other hurdles to delay the plans.

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  8. I think the greater problem is to solve how we generate electricity. Charging your EV with electricity produced by a coal power plant is absolute insanity. Virtue signaling at its best. I say we go nuclear. Only the established E providers will claim its unsafe in order to protect theirs businesses.

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  9. Oh, by the way, to the solar and wind energy fans...sorry its not reliable and efficient enough. Look at Germany now at its knees for giving up their coal plants. Groveling at Russia to supply it natural gas.

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  10. I have read somewhere that producing energy for EVs as of today and making EVs itself causes more pollution than ICE vehicles

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    1. its because everything about evs being green etc etc is marketing, its all the same as long as the source of electricity and power isnt clean, you are just taking the pollution off the tailpipes and putting them on power plants

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    2. Was true as of 2019: https://www.carguide.ph/2019/06/study-says-if-you-want-cleaner.html

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    3. curious sir, what is the definition of mild and full hybrids from the article? mild hybrids barely improve anything i think when it comes to mpg but not sure about co2 emissions e.g. volvo xc60 and mazda cx-30. Are full hybrids phev (xc90) or just the regular self charging hybrids e.g. corolla cross etc?

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    4. Basically...mild hybrids can't propel themselves using electric or battery power alone. The electric motor is there to augment the combustion engine, or re-capture energy from braking.

      A full hybrid means it can propel itself using electric power over short distances. It's also known as a "strong hybrid." This is where you'll put Toyota's self-charging hybrid.

      You're right about mild hybrids not being able to extract the most out of every drop of fuel. They do improve emissions as you rightfully pointed out.

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  11. this is wishful thinking, and even tho there is a goal it is the philippines we are talking, corruption, nepotism and incompentence are rampant, although maybe, its corruption that may push this through, friends of the big guys can get things done when there is a good opportunity for money

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  12. Granting that its already 2040. Almost ALL vehicles are Plug-in EVs & their derivatives. Then a brownout happens. Then what? We use gas powered generators to charge?

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