In the automotive industry, more and more brands have been “plugging” into the electrification of its vehicle line-up to help create sustainable clean energy and a greener environment. With this in mind, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC), and the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) showcased its brand new electric vehicle (EV) quick charging station.
Installed at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central Office in Quezon City, it will charge Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV hatchback and Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) mid-size SUV.
MMPC commissioned Meralco's subsidiary, Mserv, to build the station equipped with CHAdeMO quick charging technology. CHAdeMO is a quick charging method for EVs that delivers up to 62.5 KW charge rate. The name itself is derived from the Japanese phrase "o cha demo ikagadesuka," which translates to "How about a cup of tea?" in reference to the time it would take to charge the car.
“We are already working with the DENR to conduct a study on how to reduce carbon emissions through the use of electric vehicles. The creation of a charging infrastructure is a crucial step in enabling the market growth of electric vehicles in the Philippines.