New EVAP officers inducted by DTI Secretary Lopez
Coming from a very successful year in 2017 where the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines successfully hosted the launching of the very first Asean Electric Vehicle Summit attended by international EV advocates and delegates, EVAP recently inducted its new set of officers to serve for the next two years. This was held at the office of the Board of Investments with no less than Secretary Ramon Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry swearing them in.
EVAP President Rommel Juan said that this year 2018, EVAP is gearing up for an even more successful year. “Many projects have been undertaken by the group since the start of the year from attending EV events abroad to report on the current state on EV industry in the Philippines, to sharing each other’s best practices, to meeting with government officials and lawmakers to push for the EV agenda, to participating in exhibits to showcase the EJeepneys intended to help modernize the aging jeepney fleets. The association has been working tirelessly to advocate for greener mobility”.
Last April 23, a new set of officers was inducted to continue the programs of the association with no less than DTI Sec. Lopez as the special inducting officer for both officers and new members of the association. The event coincided with EVAP’s 2nd general membership meeting for the year held at the 5th floor meeting room of the BOI.
Inducted into office were Chairman Ferdi Raquelsantos of PhUV, Inc., President Rommel Juan of MD Juan Enterprises, VP Internal Affairs John Lee of Nito Seiki, VP External Affairs Edmund Araga of Eclimo Electric Management, Treasurer Vicente Co of Manly Plastics, Auditor Ralph Legaspi of Tojo Motors and Secretary Karl Lyndon Pacolor of EV Wealth.
EVAP also accepted into its fold new members CMC NIVRA, Frost & Sullivan, Hitachi Metals Singapore, Hyundai Asia Resources, Infenion Technologies, Ionics EMS, Minghong Vehicle Phils., Mitsubishi Motors Phils. Corp., Nissan Phils. Inc., Unioil Petroleum Phils. Inc. and Zeru Corp.
During his special message to EVAP members after the induction, Sec. Lopez mentioned that the DTI fully supports EVAP’s advocacy to promote electric vehicle transport and applauded the group for being the pioneer EV organization in the Asean region.
Juan explains that EVAP was actually the first association formed by EV industry players in the Asean, followed by EVAT of Thailand, EVAM of Malaysia and EVAS of Singapore. These groups became the core groups in the formation of the regional Asean Federation of Electric Vehicle Associations or AFEVA that was initiated by EVAP last year.
“We would like to thank Secretary Lopez and would like to express our deep gratitude to the officers and staff of DTI for continuously supporting EVAP. DTI has always been there to support EVAP ever since we started and we owe our success largely to DTI”, adds Juan.
EVAP is now getting ready for its biggest event of the year, the 6th Electric Vehicle Summit slated on July 10-11, 2018 at the SMX MOA in Pasay City. EVAP expects great new electric vehicles to be launched at the Summit and an international list of delegates and attendees to attend.