Pilipinas Shell Inks Agreement to Install EV Charging Infra in the Philippines
Oct 23, 2017
Showcasing its strong commitment to promoting smarter mobility in the country, energy company Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) recently signed a memorandum of agreement with QEV Philippines (QEV), a joint venture between Filipino and Spanish businessmen Endika Aboitiz and Enrique Banuelos, that aims to put up the first electric vehicle (EV) fast charging infrastructure in the country.
As part of the agreement, PSPC will offer EV charging stations in about 100 pilot sites out of its 1,000 retail stations throughout the country. PSPC will also provide five pilot e-charging stations within Metro Manila to serve the needs of around 60 e-jeepneys that QEV plans to bring into the country by the end of this year.
Photo shows Endika Aboitiz (2nd from left), President of QEV Philippines Electromobility Solutions and Consulting Group, Inc., as he accepts a miniature replica of a Shell retail station from Cesar Romero, President and CEO of PSPC, during the agreement-signing ceremonies. Joining them in photo were (from left:) Audrey Mae Penaranda, General Manager of QEV Philippines; Department of Energy Sec. Alfonso Cusi; and Anthony Lawrence Yam, Vice President for Retail of PSPC. The partnership with QEV Philippines is a significant step for PSPC as it makes a push for energy transition or diversifying the energy mix towards a low carbon future.
PSPC and Aboitiz leaders with Department of Energy Sec. Alfonso Cusi
Aboitiz Group Chairman, Endika Aboitiz and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation President and CEO, Cesar Romero.