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Pasig City Hall just launched EV charging stations!

Mayor Vico Sotto and Vice Mayor "Dodot" Jaworski attended the launch of the electric vehicle charging station at the Pasig City Hall.
Pasig City Hall just launched EV charging stations!
Launch of charging stations with government and non-government officials (Photo from Vico Sotto Facebook)

To boost the mobility of citizens amidst the fuel crisis in the PH

The rollout of Pasig City's new charging station comes just a couple of weeks after MMDA unveiled a few of its own at its Barangay Ugong headquarters. 

According to the source, the facility was established in collaboration with Clean Air Asia, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It has 8 outlets and they are located on the ground floor of Mega Parking 2 inside the Pasig City Hall Complex.

Allegedly, the EV charging station is one of the projects from the LGU to "accelerate low carbon mobility in the city".

It seems that the station is equipped with four charging pods and a total of eight charging ports that are powered by a solar panel system.

Clean Air Asia previously stated that the charging station may be used by local government employees with e-trikes for FREE in the pilot stage of the project. After a trial period of two months, it will be unlocked for public use.
Mayor Vico Sotto during the demonstration (Photo from Vico Sotto Facebook)
Mayor Vico Sotto during the demonstration (Photo from Vico Sotto Facebook)

During the pilot demo of the EV charging station, Vico Sotto claims that his administration will plan and release more sustainable transport projects, programs, and activities for his second term. He added,

Dadamihan pa natin ang mga electric vehicles natin sa ating lungsod. Marami pa tayong gagawin sa susunod na buwan at sa susunod na tatlong taon para sa sustainable transport.

Sotto explained that the goal is to become environmentally friendly. He also wants to increase the mobility of our citizens and our city in ways that would benefit the environment.

Pasig City Transport and Management Office (CTMO) Head Robert Anthony Siy said that part of addressing the current hikes in gas prices is promoting e-vehicles such as e-scooters, e-bikes, e-tricycles, and e-quadricycles. He also noted the importance of building the necessary infrastructure to maintain them like the charging stations. 

Moreover, the official said this would help solve the issue of traffic, pollution, and carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. Siy said that he aims for more charging stations to be built in the city as well as to get support from more advocates for e-vehicles.

Vice Mayor Robert "Dodot: Jaworski Jr., Congressman Roman Romulo, members of the new city council, and representatives of the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) also attended the event.

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