Mikey Arroyo backs EV Law, says this will ensure energy security

Mikey Arroyo backs EV Law, says this will ensure energy security

Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Juan Miguel ‘Mikey’ Arroyo said the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act would help address the excessive petroleum prices today and mitigate the impact of climate change.

Arroyo, chairman of the of the House Committee on Energy, is said to be eyeing the Department of Energy’s top post.

“RA 11697 is good for the Filipino people because it will ensure the country’s energy security and independence by reducing reliance on imported fuel for the transportation sector,” said Arroyo.

The measure, which was passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives last year to accelerate the development of the Philippine electric vehicle industry and create a comprehensive roadmap, recently lapsed into law.

Electric vehicle refers to a vehicle with at least one electric drive for propulsion.

The law will enable the development and use of EVs , including options for micro-mobility as an attractive and feasible mode of transportation to reduce dependence on fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel.

It will also promote and support innovation in clean, sustainable and efficient energy to accelerate social progress and human development by encouraging the public and private use of low-emission and other alternative energy technologies.


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