The 11th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit has made history as the most successful and highly anticipated electric vehicle (EV) event in the country. Year after year, the summit proves to be the driving force behind the evolution of electric mobility, and this year was nothing short of a spectacular milestone.
The summit began on a powerful note, with captivating talks and unwavering commitments from some of the industry’s most influential figures. Department of Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla, Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Customs Jet Maronilla, and Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, the visionary author of the EVIDA law, took center stage. Their presence emphasized the nation’s dedication to propelling the electric vehicle industry forward.
Moreover, Usec Fita Aldaba of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Director Patric Aquino of the Department of Energy (DOE) engaged in enlightening discussions about potential government incentives and the implementation of the Comprehensive Roadmap for Electric Vehicles (CREVI). These conversations exemplify the government’s active role in shaping an enabling environment for the electric vehicle sector.
This year’s summit assembled a remarkable roster of EV supporters, including experts, manufacturers, and industry leaders, igniting fresh perspectives and insightful ideas during two days of engaging panel discussions. Attendees left with minds fully charged and ready to take on the electrified future.
The exhibit area was nothing short of extraordinary, featuring the most diverse and impressive lineup of EV exhibitors ever seen at the summit. Highlights included AC Motors, featuring Kia and BYD, Nissan, Hyundai, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation, Chery Motors, Foton, Jetour, Autokid, Lotus, Weltmeister, Hongqi, Luxuriant, Asiatrends, Saic Motors, Diamond EV featuring Dongfeng, and even prestigious brands like Lotus, BMW, and Tesla. For EV 2-wheelers, there was VST- ECS (Sunra), NWOW, DECC, and Hatasu. The summit’s exhibit area could undoubtedly rival the world’s best international motor show exhibits.
Furthermore, this year’s summit welcomed a substantial increase in foreign delegates, particularly from the esteemed ASEAN Federation of Electric Vehicle Associations (AFEVA). Their presence reinforced the global relevance of the EV movement, positioning the Philippines as a frontrunner in this transformative industry.
As the 11th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit concludes, all eyes turn toward the road ahead, which is unmistakably electric. The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) stands committed to building upon this year’s success, ensuring that the summit continues to be the vanguard of the electric vehicle revolution in the Philippines.
Rommel Juan, EVAP Chairman, expressed his optimism, saying, “The 11th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit has exceeded all expectations, and it’s inspiring to see the progress we’ve made. We have a bright future ahead as we work together to shape the electric mobility landscape in the Philippines.”
Edmund Araga, EVAP President, added, “This year’s summit has been a monumental success, and it’s a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team. We’re committed to maintaining this momentum and driving the electric vehicle movement forward.”
Get ready for an even bigger and better 12th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit, scheduled for October 24-27, 2024. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!