power-station2The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has recently unveiled its electric vehicle quick charging station in its compound on Visayas Avenue in Quezon City.

The e-charging station was donated by Mitsubishi Motors Philippine Corporation (MMPC), which commissioned Meralco’s subsidiary Mserv in constructing the station.

“This EV charging station will definitely be of great help in promoting the use of electric as well hybrid cars that are more environment-friendly option than gas-powered vehicles,”   DENR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Jonas Leones said during the unveiling ceremony, witnessed also by top executives of MMPC and Meralco and officials from the Department of Trade and Industry and DENR.

Leones said the installation of electric car charger at the DENR was “timely” as it supports the program thrust of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu of intensified environmental protection.

“This project is not only timely but also supportive of the thrust of Secretary Cimatu towards clean air. It also a first step in creating a network of chargers for electric vehicles in the country, especially in highly urbanized cities.

Leones also expressed gratitude to the MMPC “for its kind donation and for being a consistent partner of the DENR in the fight against air pollution.”

In June last year, MMPC has donated 10 EV units to the DENR, composed of five (5) I-MiEV, Mitsubishi’s five-door hatchback electric car and another five (5) Outlander PHEV, a hybrid electric vehicle, as part of their partnership in promoting clean energy and environmental protection.

A study by the DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau showed that around 80 percent of air pollution comes from motor vehicles, while 20 percent comes from stationary sources, including factory smoke stacks and open burning.

For his part, MMPC President and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said the creation of a charging infrastructure is a crucial step in enabling the market growth of electric vehicles in the Philippines.

Meralco President and CEO Oscar S. Reyes, on the other hand, said that Meralco is honored to have been chosen by Mitsubishi Motors in providing power innovations at the DENR and DTI.

Aside from DENR central office, MMPC has also lined up the installation of EV charging stations in agency’s regional offices in Cebu and Davao, and in DTI. ###


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