Meralco deploys 69 EVs to ramp up Green Mobility Program

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The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) is taking significant strides to adopt sustainable modes of transportation with the company’s Green Mobility Program. Under Meralco’s eco-friendly initiative, the country’s leading energy provider deploys 69 electric vehicles (EVs) including cars, vans, pickup trucks, and motorcycles to cater to the transportation needs of its Business Centers and Sector Offices.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many EVs will Meralco be adding to its fleet?

    Meralco will add 69 EVs to its existing fleet, adding to the nearly 60 EVs currently used by Meralco field personnel.
  • What type of vehicles will be included in the new EV batch?

    The EVs will include cars, vans, pickup trucks, and motorcycles.
  • How does Meralco plan to support the EVs they have deployed?

    Meralco will install five charging stations in strategically located company facilities to support the charging requirements of the new EVs.
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    The latest batch of EVs will add to the nearly 60 EVs currently used by Meralco field personnel. With these new EVs, Meralco is on track to electrify 100% of its vehicle fleet, with its Metro Manila service vehicles now all-electric.

    Meralco President and CEO Ray C. Espinosa announced during the ceremonial unveiling and blessing of the new EVs that the Green Mobility Program would be extended to all Meralco subsidiaries, making it a “One Meralco” initiative.

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    “Through this Program, we express our full support to the Philippines’ transition to electric transportation. As we look forward to the government’s enactment of the EV Bill — which will provide incentives to both EV suppliers and users — we welcome a greener, cleaner, and safer environment in our streets and thoroughfares,” said Espinosa.

    To support the charging requirements of its EVs, Meralco is also installing five charging stations in strategically located company facilities across its franchise area.

    Through its subsidiary eSakay, Inc., Meralco also offers end-to-end EV and charging infrastructure solutions to institutional customers and to the riding public.

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    “Beyond delivering accessible and reliable electricity service to households and businesses, we, in Meralco, are also at the forefront of providing sustainable solutions to our customers. With our important and intensified shift to vehicle electrification, we hope to influence and inspire others to follow suit and to likewise embed sustainability in their operations,” said Meralco Chief Sustainability Officer and eSakay President and CEO Raymond B. Ravelo.

    Meralco’s Green Mobility Program is among the core initiatives under the company’s sustainability agenda, which is rooted in and supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

    Other key priorities in this agenda include the company’s just, orderly, and affordable transition to clean energy through 2030 and beyond; the shift to plant-based ester oil for its distribution transformers; and the “One for Trees Program,” through which Meralco aims to plant five million trees by 2025.

    Photos from Meralco

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