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Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) opens its doors this weekend

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Nissan showcases how its LEAF EV can use its batteries to power other devices in times of calamity.

Thinking of making the switch to electric? You’re not alone. More car buyers in the Philippines are getting convinced to make the switch to electrified vehicles. Based on data from Statista, 1,013 EVs were sold locally in 2022—higher than 843 in 2021 and 378 in 2020. This could mainly be attributed to the implementation of the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA) or the Republic Act No. 11697, which lapsed to become a law in April 2022 and enacted in May 2022 (with implementing rules and regulations taking effect in September 2022).

EVIDA incentivizes EV adoption nationwide—through allocating dedicated parking slots in establishments, assigning green routes across cities and municipalities, and exempting the vehicles from traffic coding schemes, among other perks. Public and private sectors have also been working to make charging stations more conveniently accessible to EV owners.

As such, the best place to check out the new electrified vehicle offerings today is none other than the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) 2023. Now on its 11th staging, the event is pushing for wider EV adoption in the country. This three-day summit features trade exhibitions and a conference to occupy three halls of the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

With the theme ‘Plug-In and Accelerate,’ the 11th PEVS will be held from October 19 to 21 (with a two-day conference on the 19th and 20th). It will be organized and hosted by EVAP with the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and in partnership with the DOE and Nissan Philippines, Inc.

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Chery Auto displays their Tiggo 7X Pro PHEV, EQ1 EV and EQ7 EV.

This year’s event will see the participation and vehicles displays from brands like Nissan, Great Wall Motor, Chery Auto, Hyundai, Diamond EV Corp., Morris Garages (MG), Weltmeister, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz Mitsubishi, Lotus, Hongqi, Jetour, Kia, Foton, and many more.

Besides the participation of auto brands, the events will also see the presence of charging infrastructure suppliers such as Shell Recharge and Solarius to name a few.

Not to be missed is the establishment of the Philippine Battery Consortium, which will be launched during PEVS 2023. It is aimed at addressing the important concerns and issues about battery supplies and costs.

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Members of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines cut the ribbon to the 11th PH EV Summit.

These and more are among the important highlights of the upcoming Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) 2023. Registration is free and visitors are advised to skip the lines by registering online at EVAP’s official site.

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