What’s in store at the Toyota HEV Conference

May 16,2019

TOP Toyota Motor executives and key personalities from government and an international organization will lead the discussions at the Toyota Hybrid Electric Technology Conference set on May 29 at Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

To focus around the theme of “Toward sustainable mobility,” the meet will tackle issues concerning the adoption of hybrid and electric-powered vehicles in the Philippines. The government’s taxation scheme put in place at the start of 2018 exempts full-electric vehicles from excise taxes. Hybrid cars are required to pay only half of their applicable taxes.

Topics lined up at the conference are government policy directions for next-generation vehicles; the role of hybrid electric vehicles, or HEV, in promoting sustainable mobility in the country; domestic promotion of low-carbon transportation; Toyota’s hybrid electric technology; and Toyota’s commitment to the environment and to sustainable mobility as part of its Environmental Challenge 2050 program announced in 2017.

Set to present at the meet are Satoru Suzuki, president of Toyota Motor Philippines; Vicente S. Socco, executive vice-president at Toyota Motor Asia Pacific; Yukio Yoshida, vice-president at Toyota Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing; Rafaelita M. Aldaba, undersecretary for Competitiveness and Innovation, Department of Trade and Industry; and Glynda Bathan, deputy executive director at Clean Air Asia.

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