Mitsubishi PH opens flagship Dendo Drive Station

Dendo Drive Station in PH

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) announced that its dealership in Manila Bay is the premier Dendo Drive Station.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What Mitsubishi dealership in the Philippines became the first Dendo Drive Station?

    It is Mitsubishi Manila Bay.
  • Who manages the dealership?

    It is under Peak Motors Philippines, Inc.
  • In a statement, MMPC shared that the aforementioned outlet — which is under Peak Motors Philippines, Inc. (PMPI) — lets customers learn and experience “variety of energy sources represented by an Electric Vehicle (EV) or Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and the value of their power feeding functions in the event of a disaster.”
    Dendo Drive Station in PH

    MMPC said that the system found in the dealership showcases the brand’s vehicle-to-home (V2H) energy ecosystem.

    The company said that facility not only charges the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV but also supplies electricity back to the building, reducing dependency on the grid.

    “We are very happy to have achieved this milestone with our dealer partner PMPI and energy provider Meralco. Mitsubishi Motors has always been dedicated to continuously studying technologies and gaining expertise when it comes to vehicle electrification. The Dendo Drive Station is a manifestation of this, bringing a new kind of value in terms of eco-mobility,” MMPC President and Chief Executive Officer Takeshi Hara was quoted as saying.

    Dendo Drive Station in PH

    “Designed to be part of our commitment to help achieve a sustainable society by 2030 while at the same time impacting the communities where Mitsubishi Motors dealerships are located. We hope to get more support in helping instill confidence among Filipinos when it comes to PHEVs and more importantly shed some light on environmental sustainability,” he added.

    Aside from cost savings on fuel and lowered carbon footprint, MMPC said that the Dendo Drive Station can be a reliable source of electricity in case of emergencies. The Japanese automaker’s local distributor said that the “showroom and the Outlander PHEV’s external power feeding function can directly support calamity-affected communities.”

    Dendo Drive Station in PH

    Aside from that, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), through its subsidiaries, Spectrum, eSakay and MServ, provided the two charging pods, an IKS bi-directional charger and a Delta DC Wallbox, can be found inside the showroom and at the vehicle receiving area.

    “The Dendo Drive Station is a testament to Meralco and Mitsubishi’s commitment to promoting a new energy ecosystem where consumers can generate, store and share energy. Meralco is at the forefront of integrating renewable energy solutions as a way forward to augment capacity of our generators and as part of our road to economic recovery. We not only provide reliable power, we also give our customers the option to decarbonize their source of power,” Meralco First Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Ferdinand Geluz said.

    Photos from Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation

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