EVAP to push for legislation to support the development of electric and hybrid vehicles

Jul 04, 2017 | Same topic: Up-to-date consumer reports
The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) is pushing for legislation to support and spark the development of electric and hybrid vehicles in our country.
The Alternative Fuel Incentives Bill (authored and filed in 2001) is currently stuck in limbo with no signs of moving forward.
 
EVAP announced that it is pushing for legislation to support and spark the development of electric and hybrid vehicles in our country.

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At a press conference for the 1st ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit at the World Trade Center Thursday, Rommel Juan – EVAP President stated that a legislation providing tax incentives to the industry would attract more electric and hybrid vehicle manufactures here and encourage the use of these environmentally-friendly vehicles in the Philippines.
 
agreements being reviewed by a group of people from Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore

EVAP is pushing for legislation to support and spark the development of electric and hybrid vehicles in our country

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Juan further stated that aside from producing, building infrastructures supporting electric and hybrid vehicles like charging station should be encouraged by the government. For instance, the Board of Investments will provide six-year fiscal incentive and duty-free importation of capital equipment for manufacturing of these eco-friendly vehicles.
 
Department of Trade and Industry Assistant Secretary Rafaelita Aldaba as quoted as saying: “If we don’t provide incentives (for the electric and hybrid vehicle industry), it’s not going to take off.”
 
Alaba told reporters that the first package of the comprehensive tax reform is expected to promote the use of electric and hybrid vehicles as it exempts these environmentally-friendly vehicles from excise tax.
 
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