Tokyo, June 29, 2017 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today that it has delivered five Outlander PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles) and five i-MiEV electric vehicles to the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), along with four electric vehicle quick charger units.
Representatives from the Philippine government and guests attended the delivery ceremony held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The vehicles will be utilized by the DENR and other government agencies for business use.
The deliveries form part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in February between MMC and DENR regarding a joint study into environmental load reduction using electric technologies used in two of MMC’s environment-friendly models, the Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV.
MMC plans on reaching out to institutions including government administrations, universities, and electric companies to join the project, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions and traffic congestion in the Philippines.
Osamu Masuko, CEO of MMC, said: “The delivery of these vehicles and charger units is a vote of confidence in the electric technologies of Mitsubishi Motors. We are pleased to be playing our part in helping reducing emissions in partnership with the DENR in the Philippines.”
The presentation ceremony coincided with the first ASEAN Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Summit (hosted by BOI*1, CAMPI*2, eVAP*3, and MERALCO*4), a two-day event held from June 29th to June 30th. The inaugural summit theme is “Strengthening Partnerships for Greener Transport in ASEAN and Beyond.”
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC)*5, MMC’s sole manufacturer and distributor in the country, is participating in the event as a member of CAMPI and is exhibiting Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV.
*1 Philippine Board of Investments
*2 Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc.
*3 Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines
*4 Manila Electric Company
*5 Outline of MMPC
Established: Feb. 1963
Headquarters / Plant: Santa Rosa, Laguna Province (45km southeast of Manila)
Capital: 1.64 billion PHP
Scope of operations: Production and sales of MMC vehicles
Representative: Yoshiaki Kato, President and CEO
Stockholders: MMC 51%, Sojitz Corporation 49%
Annual production capacity: 50,000 units
Site area: 21.4 hectares
Number of employees Approx. 1,500 employees (as of May 2017)
About Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Mitsubishi Motors is a Japanese automobile company which has a competitive edge in light trucks (pick-up trucks and SUVs) and in the ASEAN region. The company launched the first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, which was followed with a plug-in hybrid EV-based SUV in 2013. Mitsubishi, which has 30,000 employees, has a global footprint and has production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, The Philippines and Russia. Models such as the Pajero Sport, Triton and Outlander play a major role in achieving its growth. Global sales volume in fiscal year 2016 was 926,000 units. Mitsubishi’s net sales for fiscal year 2016 were 1.9 trillion yen.