The Japanese government, in cooperation with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC), is in full support of the Philippine government’s initiative to fight environmental pollution.
As such, 4 Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and 4 MiEVs full electric cars are donated to the Department of Energy (DOE) by Japan via the diamond brand. In addition, 3 Quick EV Charger units are also donated to supplement the cars.
As a leading EV and PHEV manufacturer, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) together with Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is eager to work with the Philippine Government and the Department of Energy to reduce environmental pollution in the Philippines.
The aid is part of an agreement between Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) and Sojitz Corporation, which is under the bigger umbrella of Japan’s Grant Aid to reduce pollution in the Philippines.
This is the 2nd time that MMPC has donated EVs to the government. To recall, 5 of each EV, along with 4 Quick EV Chargers, were granted to the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) last June 2017 during the 1st ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit.
In line with that, MMPC, DENR, and Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) are also teaming up to study and promote EVs in the Philippines. With this development in local EV technology, are we really that close to having more EVs on the roads?
That’s pretty exciting (not to mention direly needed) if you ask us, considering how fuel prices are almost increasing on a weekly basis.
Although, how will this affect electric costs, especially the plug-in types? Well, that’s another story.