The Philippines is preparing to host the first ever Asean Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit that aims to promote the use of electric and hybrid vehicles in the region.
The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) will host the first ever ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit from June 29 to 30 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The EV Summit will be part of the ASEAN National Organizing Committees series of events for 2017 as the Philippines hosts the ASEAN Summit this year.
According to Rommel Juan - Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) President, they will invite EVAP’s counterpart associations from Southeast Asia to the summit.
Juan as quoted as saying: “With some B2B (business to business) meetings to be arranged, we hope that joint ventures between foreign companies and our member companies will be forged. In the end, we not only bring in foreign investments but also benefit from the ensuing transfer of modern technology.”
The EV Summit will be part of the ASEAN National Organizing Committees series of events for 2017 as the Philippines hosts the ASEAN Summit this year
The EVAP, Meralco and the Board of Investments, Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI), ASEAN National Organizing Committee are supporting the meeting which aims to promote the use of electric and hybrid vehicles in the region.
Juan said that EVAP member companies will be featuring various electric vehicles and EV technologies as well as hybrid cars from the local automotive manufacturers and assemblers.
“Our past Philippine EV Summits were mostly geared toward the domestic market but this time, with the ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles EV Summit, we will go out to the region to showcase our EV industry. We will show the whole region that the Philippines is ready to join the world in promoting lower or even zero-carbon emitting vehicles,” he added.
EVAP Vice President Edmund Araga said that the summit will also be attended by many foreign counterparts. They will come and share their own country’s experiences on electric and hybrid vehicles.
Araga shared: “We invited them to make a country report during the summit to update us on the latest from their end and share their best practices and latest EV products with us. The Philippines is now set to take center stage in the regional and later worldwide promotion of electric and hybrid vehicles.”