Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC), and the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) unveiled its electric vehicle (EV) quick charging station at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central Office in Quezon City held last February 15.
The charging station was donated by MMPC in fulfillment of its role in the reduction of environmental pollutions following a grant of 10 EV units from MMC from its Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) lines.
The i-MiEV is Mitsubishi’s five-door hatchback electric car, while the Outlander PHEV is the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle mid-size SUV.
“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,” said MMPC President and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri.
Other EV charging stations lined up for installation at the DENR offices in Cebu and Davao, as well as the DTI office in Makati City, have also been donated by MMPC.
The car manufacturer has been at the forefront of EV development and was the first to bring in a pure electric car in the country. MMPC’s engagement with the DENR and DTI is just one of EV proliferations activities with various other Philippine government agencies and the private sector, including Meralco, in recent months.
Recognizing Meralco’s prominence in the power space, MMPC commissioned Meralco’s subsidiary, MSERV, to construct the EV charging stations equipped with CHAdeMO quick charging technology.