“The government cannot do it alone. We need private partnerships that employ commercially viable and efficient solutions that will address our country’s need to hasten our move towards carbon neutrality,” said Patrick Aquino, Department of Energy director.
Aquino made the statement during the installation of another integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging and transport system held yesterday December 29 at Ayala Malls Circuit Makati officiated by Makati Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo. This is the second collaboration between Global Electric Transport (GET Philippines, Inc.), TGOOD LINCHR, Integrated Micro-Electronics (IMI), GREENSTRuM and Ayala Land Inc. after an integrated EV charging system was installed at Ayala Malls 30th earlier this month.
GET Philippines is a global pioneer in electric mass mobility and has been deploying their electric shuttle buses called COMETs to provide smart and pollution free transport solutions. The COMET electric shuttles have been operating in Davao and Manila, transporting more than 200,000 passengers in those key hubs.
“Our goal is to deliver an efficient, cost-effective, zero-emission transport solution and a better, healthier experience for passengers and pedestrians alike” said GET Managing Director Anthony Dy. The company intends to deploy hundreds of EV chargers nationwide as they expand the COMET electric shuttle network. “We expect greater demand for our COMET electric shuttles as more organizations try to achieve their sustainable goals. Having a world class electric shuttle is only as good as the fast -charging network that supports it. And for this we thank our partners IMI, GREENSTRuM and Ayala Malls.” Dy added.
Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) is bringing in the EV chargers of TGOOD LINCHR, the world’s largest EV charging infrastructure provider and one of IMI’s valued partners in the new energy market. IMI China builds the electronics and assembles the power supply system of the chargers, while GREENSTRuM oversees the local distribution of the chargers, as well as their maintenance and support.
“We are proud to be part of this ecosystem on a global basis moreso now that we are contributing locally. We are very happy to be involved with this major disruption happening in our country,” said Arthur R. Tan, chief executive officer of IMI. “We hope to be a catalyst for technology that drives carbon neutrality,” Tan asserted.
Ayala Land, Inc. is a real estate firm based in the Philippines and is a subsidiary of Ayala Corporation.