Driving towards electric vehicle development
SHIFTING to sustainable transportation is a key driver of hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the Philippines. This is among the initiatives that seek to address the country’s air pollution, which 80% were caused by motor vehicles according to a 2016 data cited by Swiss air quality technology company IQAir.
Hybrid and EVs are designed to reduce such threatening emissions. The Philippines, therefore, continues to work on developing the emerging EV industry.
As of 2018, EVs only comprised a small share of the country’s automotive market. There were only about 7,000 EVs registered under the Land Transportation Office (LTO), shared Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) President Edmund A. Araga in a statement.
Nonetheless, there seems to be an interest in EVs among Filipinos. In a Nissan-commissioned survey conducted by Frost & Sullivan, the Philippines is one of the most eager nations to