Mitsubishi Motors has announced their pledge to tackle air pollution in the Philippines to the Department of Energy (DOE). Through its local arm, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC), the Japanese automaker has turned over four electric and four plug-in hybrid cars to the government agency. These eight cars came from the Japanese government.
The cars turned over were the i-Miev and the Outlander PHEV. The i-Miev is a fully electric vehicle while the this variant of Outlander is a plug-in hybrid model. Besides the cars, also turned over were three quick EV charger units. The fast chargers have already been installed in three key government offices. These are installed in the Department of Energy, Department of Science and Technology and the Office of the President.
“As a leading EV and PHEV manufacturer, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), together with Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is eager to work with the Philippine Government and the Department of Energy to reduce environmental pollution in the Philippines,” said Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, MMPC President and CEO.
The vehicles and quick EV chargers are part of an agreement between Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) and Sojitz Corporation. The turnover of the cars and chargers are part of the Grant Aid program which sees the introduction of a special program with Japan. Dubbed the Japanese Advanced Products and Its System (Next Generation Vehicle Package) it aims to contribute to the reduction of environmental pollution in the Philippines caused by greenhouse gas emission.