Nissan Philippines maintained its position to electrify the automotive industry in the Philippines by co-presenting the 11th Philippines Electric Vehicle Summit with the theme “Plug in and Accelerate,” held from October 19 to 21 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
At the event, Nissan showcased their innovative technology in vehicle electrification by displaying the Nissan LEAF and Nissan Kicks e-POWER.
The Nissan LEAF, in particular, demonstrated the V2X technology, highlighting the bi-directional charging feature of the vehicle, which showcased the potential of how the Nissan LEAF can discharge power to other sources.
Meanwhile, the display of Nissan Kicks e-POWER focused on exhibiting the different engine components to demonstrate the benefits of a hybrid electric vehicle. This offering by Nissan is perfect for those looking to gradually switch to owning a fully electric vehicle.
Moreover, Nissan executives reinforced the company’s Ambition 2030 during their appearance on stage. Isao Sekiguchi, Nissan ASEAN President and President of Nissan Motor Thailand delivered a keynote emphasizing the company’s commitment to their electrification strategy.
As part of its efforts to promote electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the Philippines, Nissan organized a panel discussion titled “Energizing the EV Ecosystem: Advancing an Electrified Future.” The panel brought together industry experts such as Augustus “Joe” Ferreria, President of the Automotive Association of the Philippines; Henry Low, Business Development Manager for E-Mobility at Phoenix Contact (SEA) Pte. Ltd.; Carla Buencamino, Head of Mobility Infrastructure at AC Mobility Holdings Inc.; and Juan Manuel Hoyos, President of Nissan Philippines. The discussion was moderated by mobility expert and influencer James Deakin. The panelists discussed various ways to advance the EV ecosystem and promote EV adoption in the country.
“We are determined to help create a carbon-neutral society and accelerate the global effort against climate change. We aim to do this by reducing our environmental impact from our operations to our products, and by collaborating with like-minded organizations to facilitate efforts to advance EV where we are present,” said Isao Sekiguchi, President of Nissan ASEAN and Nissan Motor Thailand.