Mitsubishi Motors and Meralco recently unveiled its electric vehicle (EV) quick charging station at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central Office in Quezon City.
The charging station was donated by Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) to reduce 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.
MMPC President and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said that they are already working with the DENR to conduct a study on how to reduce carbon emissions through the use of electric vehicles. He also added that EV charging stations is a “crucial step in enabling the market growth of electric vehicles in the Philippines”.
MMPC also has other EV charging stations lined up for installation at the DENR offices in Cebu and Davao, and the DTI office in Makati City.