CAMPI showcases ‘greener’ vehicles
Motoring enthusiasts and automotive industry leaders from around the region gathered at the World Trade Center Metro Manila as the country hosted the 1st ASEAN and Hybrid Vehicles Summit last week. Co-organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI), the Summit reaffirmed that the time was now for embracing new technology for greener transport.
On display were the latest electric and hybrid vehicles to hit Philippine roads, which included the Toyota Prius PHV, Lexus NX 300h, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV, and the Nissan Note e-Power and Nissan Leaf.
CAMPI also highlighted its commitment to make personal mobility more sustainable with a gallery that showcases these environment-friendly innovations. The photo exhibit featured 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 showcased to 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,” said CAMPI President 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 played on an LED Wall throughout the two-day event from June 29-30, 2017.
The 1st ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit was co-presented by the Department of Trade and Industry, Board of Investments, Electric Vehicles Association of the Philippines, and MERALCO.