Last March 4, 2014 , more than 500 participants from all around Asia and the Philippines gathered together at the MERALCO Multipurpose Hall for the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit . This event now on its 3rd year, brings together major EV players, EV parts manufacturers and assemblers, government thought leaders, head of LGU’s and economic institutions and even NGO partners for clean air to collaborate and share knowledge of the EV industry and discuss processes toward mainstreaming the EV ecosystem.
Rommel Juan, president of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (eVAP), one of the organizers said that the EV Summit has now becoming more relevant in the light of the recent effects of Typhoon Yolanda. “Now people are more conscious of the negative effects that can be brought upon by our neglect in preserving the environment thus resulting in global warming and climate change. Thus this year, even major auto shows abroad have prominently featured electric vehicles and other forms of alternative for fuel vehicles’, he adds.