EVAP reschedules 9th PH Electric Vehicle Summit to September 23-24
The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) has announced the rescheduling of the 9th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) from August 26-27 to September 23-24, 2021.
The move comes as Metro Manila returns to the strictest quarantine level (enhanced community quarantine or ECQ) from August 6-20. The capital region has been placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with “heightened restrictions” in the week prior due to an imminent resurgence of Covid-19 cases, which is suspected to be caused by the new Delta variant.
“EVAP, together with our partners and other stakeholders involved in this much-awaited conference, has decided to make this adjustment in support of the national government’s pandemic response program,” said EVAP President Edmund Araga. “PEVS is all set to stage its second virtual summit this year, but we are one with the rest of the industry in cooperating with efforts to curtail the further spread of this dreaded coronavirus.”
The Philippine government aims to take a two-week ‘circuit breaker’ not just to control virus transmission, but also to further accelerate its ongoing vaccination program, which is a necessity to finally attain local herd immunity.
The two-day PEVS, with the theme ‘Accelerating the Switch to Electro-Mobility in the Philippines,’ will be an important platform for policy dialogue and exchange of knowledge, experiences, and best practices aimed at speeding up the country’s timely adoption of electro-mobility in the local transport. This is still in line with the national government’s drive towards a low-carbon economy.
Among the highlights of the 9th PEVS are the symbolic signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by stakeholders to fast-track the switch to EV and its related technologies. Keynote messages will be delivered by the EV champions of the legislative and executive branches of the government. The British Embassy Manila will also support and participate in the event for the first time.
The second digital edition of PEVS is being organized by EVAP together with the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE). Event major partner is Nissan Philippines in cooperation with Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, Power Equipment and Supply, Inc. (PESIN), Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (MI), Delta Electronics International (Singapore) Pte Ltd., and Shell Mobility Philippines.
Registration to the 9th PEVS is still ongoing through www.evap.com.ph.