The Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it is aiming for a deployment of over 2.45 million electric vehicles and 65,000 charging stations from this year until 2028.
Per a statement released last Friday, the DOE revealed the government’s target to increase the adoption of EVs to 10%, or twice the initial mandated percentage under Republic Act No. 11697, also known as the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA) ratified last year.
Comprising the EV fleets to be deployed are cars and motorcycles, along with public utility vehicles such as tricycles and buses.
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In the next five years after 2028, the government intends to deploy an additional 1.85 million EVs and 42,000 charging stations. Within the next six years after that, or between 2034 and 2040, the government aims 2 million more EVs plus 40,000 charging stations. That’s a total rollout of 6.3 million electric vehicles until 2040.
The DOE hopes their rollout of millions of EVs will lead to “an enabling environment” for the EV industry in the Philippines. The department also believes the EV adoption will reduce tailpipe emissions as well as dependence on imported fuel.
In order to boost investments on electric vehicles and related infrastructure, the DOE will be enforcing the Comprehensive Roadmap for the Electric Vehicle Industry (CREVI) and other department circulars. With these, the department will conduct public consultations, release guidelines on EV charging station accreditation, and adopt EV standard classification, among others.