CAMPI showcases the best of greener transport in the 1st ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit

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Leaders from local and international automotive industries come together for the 1st ASEAN Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Summit. (From left) PROF. GAE-MYOUNG LEE, Department of Electrical Engineering, Jeju National University (Korea;) DAEHWAN KIM, Chairman of IEVE & Global EV Association Network (Korea;) ROMMEL T. JUAN, President, Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines; MA. CORAZON DICHOSA-HALILI, Executive Director for Industry Development Services, Board of Investments; RAFAELITA ALDABA, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry; ATTY. ROMMEL R. GUTIERREZ, President, Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc.; YOSSAPONG LAOONUAL, President, Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand; TAN YOU SOON, President, Electric Vehicle Association of Malaysia; and TERENCE SIEW, Regional Manager-Asia, Greenlots (Singapore)

Motoring enthusiasts and automotive industry leaders from around the region gathered at the World Trade Center Metro Manila as the country hosts the 1st ASEAN and Hybrid Vehicles Summit last Thursday and Friday (June 28 – 29). Co-organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI), the Summit reaffirms that the time is now for embracing new technology for greener transport.Showcased were some of the latest electric and hybrid vehicles to hit Philippine roads, which include the Toyota Prius PHV, Lexus NX 300h, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV, and the Nissan Note e-Power and Nissan Leaf.

Automotive leaders in the ASEAN region do the ceremonial handshake. (From left) TAN YOU SOON, President, Electric Vehicle Association of Malaysia; YOSSAPONG LAOONUAL, President, Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand; ATTY. ROMMEL R. GUTIERREZ, President, Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc.; ROMMEL T. JUAN, President, Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines; and TERENCE SIEW, Regional Manager-Asia, Greenlots (Singapore)

CAMPI also highlights its commitment to make personal mobility more sustainable with a gallery that showcases these environment-friendly innovations. The photo exhibit will feature models from some of the Chamber’s member-brands, such as BAIC EU260, BMW i8, Daewoo EV/HEV BS 120CN, Foton Tornado Cummins, Honda Legend 3.5 Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, Isuzu ERGA, KIA Soul EV, Mazda i-ELOOP Regenerative Braking System, Mercedes-Benz C 350 e, Peugeot 308 Station Wagon with BlueHDI Technology, SsangYong XAV, Suzuki IGNIS 1.2 Dualjet SVHS, and Volkswagen I.D. Buzz.

“We can’t wait to show both our colleagues and the public what our member-brands have to offer in terms of greener transport. This is an exciting period for the automotive industry as we follow the shift to electric vehicles and hybrid technology,” says CAMPI President Atty. Rommel Gutierrez. “We are committed to steer our partners in the Philippines and the ASEAN to a greener future where every vehicle contributes to improving the way we drive but also quality of life for all. These cars match our fast-paced, ever-changing lifestyles while giving us better fuel economy and lower emissions.”

Attendees were immersed in green car technology with educational videos that was played on an LED wall throughout the two-day event. The 1st ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit is co-presented by the Department of Trade and Industry, Board of Investments, Electric Vehicles Association of the Philippines, and MERALCO.




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