DOE to speed up issuance of IRR on e-vehicles
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DOE to speed up issuance of IRR on e-vehicles

The Department of Energy (DOE) has vowed to fasttrack the issuance of the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act (RA) 11697 or the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the new law is part of the pathways identified by the DOE to a clean energy future under the Philippine Energy Plan 2020-2040.

“The support from all our stakeholders is needed so we may achieve a more efficient transportation system. We will be working closely with other government agencies and our stakeholders in the speedy development and issuance of the implementing rules and regulations to the law,” Cusi said.

The new law identified the need to reduce the country’s reliance on imported fuel through the development of an enabling environment for electric vehicles.

It also highlighted a Comprehensive Roadmap for the Electric Vehicle Industry (CREVI) to serve as a national development plan for the EV industry.

“Even before the passage of the law, the DOE has been actively promoting electric vehicles given their high technology features, low maintenance costs, and more importantly, e-vehicles are a smarter choice for the environment,” he said.

Republic Act No. 11697 also recognized the need for intervention measures to spur the industry’s growth and potential, including incentives, demand generation and industry development, and roles and functions of government offices.

 

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