Manila Electric Co., the biggest retailer of electricity, is deploying 69 electric vehicles (EVs) as it moves to adopt sustainable modes of transportation under its Green Mobility Program.
The new batch of EVs composed of cars, vans, pick-up trucks and motorcycles will cater to the transportation needs of its business centers and sector offices, adding to the nearly 60 EVs currently used by Meralco field personnel.
With the new EVs, Meralco is on track to electrify 100 percent of its vehicle fleet, with its Metro Manila service vehicles now all electric.
“Through this program, we express our full support to the Philippines’ transition to electric transportation. As we look forward to the government’s enactment of the EV Bill—which will provide incentives to both EV suppliers and users—we welcome a greener, cleaner, and safer environment in our streets and thoroughfares,” Meralco president Ray Espinosa said during an unveiling ceremony.
Through its Green Mobility Program, the company aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and promote the country’s transition to electrified transport.