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The 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit: Encourages National Electro-Mobility Adoption in the Country

10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit

The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) is pushing the public and business sectors to work together to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country.

10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit

The 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) was held last October 20 and 21, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila.

The 10th PEVS marks the return of the EV industry summit to its physical venue, with a kick-off motorcade by the EV Owners Society (EVOS) preceding the opening ceremony, following two years of being held virtually due to early constraints imposed by the current epidemic. Simultaneously, it served as a forum for the debut of EVAP's new logo, which represents the organization's and the industry's shift in emphasis toward the adoption of electro-mobility supported by legislation.

10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit

This year's PEVS happens a month after Republic Act No. 11697's implementing rules and regulations went into effect. The law, also known as the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA), aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States by granting incentives and mandating that 5 percent of business and government fleets consist of EVs.

It also allows for the provision of specific parking spaces for electric vehicles, the installation of charging stations in parking lots and gas stations, and the designation of green routes in cities and towns.

10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit

“Now that the implementing rules and regulations of EVIDA law are set, we count on public and private sectors to work hand-in-hand to make the switch to EVs faster,” said EVAP President Edmund Araga during the opening rites of the 10 th PEVS. “Hence, our 10th summit theme goes, ‘United in Driving E-mobility in Support of EVIDA.”

Araga reiterated that the current thrust of the EV industry is aligned with the strong message of ‘unity’ of the government under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. “I am confident that moving forward, we will observe a steady acceleration towards electro-mobility. Solidarity will push our relatively young industry to achieve our goals,” Araga added.

10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit

The two-day EV conference brings together industry and government leaders that openly support the introduction of electro-mobility. During the inaugural ceremonies, EVAP recognized partners who have shown unwavering support for the cause. Several plenary sessions at the conference will delve into EVIDA law, worldwide trends and concerns impacting the EV sector, governmental and private mobility schemes, and incentives for manufacturers. A policy dialogue organized by the Asian Federation of Electric Vehicle Association is also facilitated by the summit (AFEVA).

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