Oct. 20 PH EV Summit to reveal Evida IRRs, EV industry roadmap

The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), together with the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) and Nissan Philippines Inc, is hosting the 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) set on Oct. 20 and 21, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center Manila.

The country’s biggest annual EV conference and exhibition will mark its first physical staging after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will be staged through a combined in-person and virtual format focusing on promoting EVs in the country as it brings together stakeholders across the EV value chain, including policymakers, regulators, academe, consultants, transport companies, power utilities and end-users to engage in policy dialogue as well as long-term collaboration to drive adoption of EVs and deployment of the EV charging infrastructure.

To kick off the 10th PEVS, the EV Owners Society (EVOS) will be holding a motorcade in the morning of Oct. 20 showcasing the latest means of electric mobility around the Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex.

Edmund Araga, EVAP president, said: “The event aims to showcase the EV industry’s solidarity in fulfilling the policy objectives of the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (Evida) or Republic Act No. 11697 which aims to incentivize the rapid adoption of EVs and charging stations in the country.”

“Our theme for the PEVS is aptly titled: ‘United in Driving Electromobility in Support of the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act’. We believe that generating demand on electric vehicles and encouraging investments in charging stations can help reduce the country’s economic vulnerability due to our heavy dependence on oil imports especially during these very challenging times,” Araga said.

The Evida-Implementing Rules and Regulations (Evida-IRRs) and the Comprehensive Roadmap for the Electric Vehicle Industry (Crevi), the much-anticipated national development plan for the EV industry to accelerate the development, commercialization and utilization of EVs, will be presented by the Department of Energy (DOE) during the event. 

Araga added that EVAP will be unveiling a new logo during the event. “This is the right time for us to rebrand to reflect EVAP’s vision of a modern and electrified road transport in the Philippines. We also wanted to reaffirm our commitment to advance the country’s transition to EVs by advocating and supporting enabling policies, rules and regulations to accelerate their deployment in the public and private sectors.”

The 10th PEVS will also recognize personalities and institutions advocating and promoting the adoption of electromobility in the Philippine transportation sector through the conferment of the E-mobility Awards.

Araga also discussed the lineup of topics for the 10th PEVS, which include:

  • Encouraging more players in the EV charging space
  • Global trends and current issues faced by the EV industry
  • Asean Federation of Electric Vehicle Associations (Afeva) policy dialogue
  • Spurring EV manufacturing through the Strategic Investment Promotion Plan (SIPP) and the EV Incentive Strategy (EVIS)
  • Public and private E-mobility programs
  • EV technology presentations

Log on to www.evap.com.ph to register for the two-day 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit.