DoE sees faster e-vehicle rollout

The Department of Energy sees a faster and broader commercial-scale rollout of electric vehicles or EVs in the country.

The DoE said it is currently developing the Comprehensive Roadmap for the Electric Vehicle Industry or CREVI, which will guide the government in pursuing a 10 percent EV rollout under the clean energy scenario.

The rollout will be increased to 50 percent by 2040, according to the DoE, assuming that such a project will be continued by succeeding administrations.

From 2023 to 2028, the DoE targets to roll out 2,454,200 EVs comprising cars, tricycles, motorcycles and buses nationwide. It plans to build 65,000 EV charging stations nationwide.

For the medium term, or from 2029 to 2034, the DoE said it will push for an additional 1,851,500 EVs and 42,000 EV charging stations.

Ultimately, under the long-term period, from 2034 to 2040, 2,001,600 EVs will be added along with 40,000 EV charging stations.

“These actions are consistent with EVIDA’s thrust of creating an enabling environment for the development of the EV industry in the country,” the DoE said.

The shift to EVs is expected to reduce the country’s dependence on imported fuel and to promote cleaner and energy-efficient transport technologies.

Currently, the DoE is conducting a series of nationwide public consultations to discuss the CREVI and other EV-related Department Circulars such as the guidelines for the accreditation of EV Charging Stations.

Likewise, the consultations will discuss the unbundling of the EVCs fee and the recognition and adoption of EV standard classification on road transport for incentive eligibility.

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