The Department of Energy (DOE) targets to roll out 2,454,200 electric vehicles (EVs) and 65,000 EV charging stations nationwide within the short-term period from this year up to 2028.
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DOE aims to reduce the use of imported fuel and promote cleaner and more energy-efficient transport vehicles nationwide.
The DOE will also push for additional 1,851,500 EVs and 42,000 EV charging stations from 2029 to 2034.
In its long-term period from 2034 until 2040, the DOE eyes 2,001,600 EVs and 40,000 EV charging stations.
DOE said in their Facebook post that they are conducting a series of nationwide public consultations from March 20 to 23 regarding the EVs.
“The agenda items include the presentation of the Comprehensive Roadmap for the Electric Vehicle Industry (CREVI) and the three other Electric Vehicle (EV)-related Department Circulars such as the guidelines for the accreditation of EV Charging Stations (EVCs), the unbundling of the EVCs fee and the recognition and adoption of EV standard classification on road transport for incentive eligibility,” the post said.
DOE also said that they are requesting to increase the rollout of EVs from the mandated 5 percent of the Electric Vehicle Industry Act (EVIDA) or Republic Act No 11697 to 10 percent.
“The DOE is likewise batting for a faster and broader commercial scale rollout of EVs in the country once the CREVI is approved, as the 10 percent EV roll out under the clean energy scenario will be increased to 50 percent by 2040,” according to the department.