More automakers seen switching to e-vehicles
(The Philippine Star) - January 9, 2016 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines – The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) said the move towards the use of environment-friendly vehicles is running at full speed globally as more electric vehicles are set be introduced this year.

“Finally, the big names in the auto industry are joining the electric vehicle bandwagon. Mainstream auto manufacturers are now betting big on electric vehicles as climate change mitigation is becoming a priority agenda among developed nations after the Paris Summit where several major countries agreed on a reduction in global temperature by two degrees,” EVAP said.

According to EVAP, several major automotive companies are finally launching their electric cars to the public for sale and not just for lease as in the past.

These include the Tesla Model S, BMW X5 eDrive, BMW Series 3 Plug In, VW Passat GTE Plug in, Audi A3 E-tron, Audi Q7 Plug In, Chevy Volt 2.0, Volvo XC90 T8, Volvo S60 Plug In, Mercedes Benz GLE, E and C class Plug in, Mitsubishi Outlander Plug In, BYD Tang and Rimac Concept One.

“It is understandable that big manufacturers will be quite slow on the uptake since they have already invested heavily in the old internal combustion engines technology which has not drastically changed during the last 100 years. It is now common knowledge that electric vehicles are more economical to operate since electricity worldwide is cheaper than petroleum products and EVs are virtually almost maintenance free,” the EVAP said.
 

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