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 June 29-30, 2017. Co-organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI), the Summit reaffirms that the time is 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 showcased these environment-friendly innovations. A photo exhibit featured models from some of the Chamber’s member-brands, like the BAIC EU260, BMW i8, Daewoo EV/HEV BS 120CN, FOTON Tornado Cummins, HondaLegend 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 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.” said CAMPI President Atty. Rommel Gutierrez
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.