Philippine Groups Collaborate to Promote EV Industry

Aim of program is to promote development of local electric vehicle suppliers and manufacturers.

Published: 31-Jan-2011

MANILA -- The Congressional Commission on Science and Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) and the Electric Vehicle Alliance of the Philippines (EVAP) are collaborating to stimulate the growth of the local e vehicle industry with the help of funding agencies such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The ADB recently announced that it would fund a project that would deploy 20,000 units of electric tricycles in the Philippines through its e vehicle program. Working together with the Department of Energy (DOE) the ADB has tapped a local designer for the said units.

In a recent meeting held at eh Clean Air Initiative Asia (CAI-Asia) various government agencies and industry players and members of the EVAP gathered to lay out plans for developing the e vehicle industry.


Electric Jeepney operating in Manila, The Philippines.

Energy Secretary pushing for giving tax incentives for the importation of electric-powered vehicles.


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