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September 15, 2020 - Tuesday 3:09 PM by PR

Article Banner Image Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi leads the test drive of the Nissan LEAF, a 100% full electric vehicle (EV). Joining him are Nissan Philippines Inc. President Atsushi Najima, Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) Chairman Rommel Juan, Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido J. Pulido III, DOE Energy Utilization and Management Bureau (EUMB) Director Patrick Aquino, and Nissan LEAF Specialist Cyrus Macasera.

TAGUIG CITY - Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi leads the test drive of the Nissan LEAF, a 100% full electric vehicle (EV), which the Japanese automobile company will be introducing to the Philippine market in 2021.

The test drive is being held at the Energy Center at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City, where the DOE main office is located.

Joining Secretary Cusi are Nissan Philippines Inc. President Atsushi Najima, Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) Chairman Rommel Juan, Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido J. Pulido III, DOE Energy Utilization and Management Bureau (EUMB) Director Patrick Aquino, and Nissan LEAF Specialist Cyrus Macasera.

Nissan has been one of the active proponents globally in the push towards the electrification of transportation, and for the realization of a zero-emission society.

Earlier, Nissan executives relayed to Secretary Cusi that the company is bringing the LEAF’s EV technology to the country in support of the Duterte administration’s vision of a safer, smarter and more sustainable future.

The DOE has been promoting EVs to reduce the country’s reliance on petroleum as the transportation energy source. More than 30% of the country’s energy requirement comes from the transport sector. With the advent of EVs, consumers are given more energy-efficient alternative to petroleum-fueled vehicles, allowing them to benefit from lower fuel and maintenance costs. DOE 

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