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DOTr promotes the use of e-vehicles in both private and public transportation.

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Building charging stations and other supporting infrastructure, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is promoting the use of electric vehicles (EV) in the nation’s transportation system.

According to DOTr Road Transport Undersecretary Mark Steven Pastor, during the 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) in Pasay City on Friday, the DOTr is developing the Comprehensive Roadmap for the Electric Vehicle Industry (CREVI) in collaboration with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Trade and Industry.

According to Pastor, the CREVI intends to secure the implementation of the four elements—EV charging stations, manufacturing, research and development, and human development—necessary to adopt EVs.

According to the terms of the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA), also known as Republic Act 11697, “(these) will be) effectively implemented,” he declared.

In a previous statement, Pastor claimed that the DOTr’s Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program had made it the “forerunner” in the transition to cleaner energy in the public transportation industry.

He stated, “The DOTr sees this as a chance to further promote the use of EVs, particularly in integrating it in the public transportation environment, with the passing of the EVIDA and the subsequent release of its implementing rules and regulations.”

According to him, the DOTr’s main responsibilities under the EVIDA are to prioritize the need for EV generation, set criteria for additional green routes, and establish rules for the required 5 percent EV share in the nation’s PUV sector.

“The DOTr pledges to abide by the EVIDA because we firmly support its mission. Pastor stated we would work as one to advance electromobility and the EVIDA by taking a multi-sectoral approach to developing, commercializing, and using electric vehicles.

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