Yesterday, Meralco officially opened it’s first public charging station for electric cars. Officially called Meralco eVehicle Power Station, the charging station is located inside the Meralco Compound in Pasig City.
As more and more electric cars and hybrid cars are being sold in the Philippines, the need for more accessible charging stations like this one becomes evident.
Shown above is a Tesla Model S owned by MVP being charged in the station. Image by TopGear.com.ph.
Electric vehicles like the eTrikes in Taguig and the eJeepneys that ply the routes of Makati are the among the few ones that will benefit from this, alongside other commercial units from Honda or Toyota. On a related note, the hybrid Honda CR-Z will be launching next week with a starting price of Php1.4 Million.
Charging is done on a “per kilowatt” basis with a flat rate of about Php12/kWHr.