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Representatives of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines headed by Chairman Ferdi Raquelsantos, President Rommel T. Juan and VP Edmond Araga went to Jeju, Korea to attend the 5th International Electric Vehicle Expo last May 5, 2018. Jeju is touted to be the world’s first carbon-free island. The expo is one of the largest international EV events in the world.

The event was attended by EV specialists from around the globe and coincided with the annual meeting of the Global Electric Vehicle Association Network headed by its Chairman Dea-hwan Kim.

Resource persons from different countries who led in the push for EV applications in their respective countries were present at the event to update everyone of the status and level of EV applications at their domestic markets. Speakers from the Danish EV Association, Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand, Korean Electric Power Corporation and Easy Mile of France headed the first day of presentations.

On the second day, EVAP President Juan moderated the forum among ten EV heads from ASEAN countries. Through this event, the representatives of EVAP were able to network with other EV enthusiasts and players across the globe, exchange best practices with them and look for possible joint venture partners and suppliers of EV parts and components.

Juan explains that Korea has a very vibrant EV industry and Jeju is the perfect venue because the island itself is almost carbon free. “We were glad to benchmark with the best practices around the world and we hope to implement the EV policies we have learned in the Philippines as well. This augurs well for us as EVAP prepares to hold its own annual EV Summit on July 10 and 11, 2018 at the SMX Exhibition Center at the Mall of Asia, Pasay City”.

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