Hanoi, Vietnam — August 22, 2023 — The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) and the Association of Southeast Asian Electric Vehicle Associations (AFEVA) embarked on a landmark journey to Hanoi, Vietnam, to engage in discussions with VinFast executives regarding the potential establishment of a Vietnam Electric Vehicle Association.
This strategic meeting, held on August 18, 2023, aimed to foster collaboration between nations and push forward the collective vision of a sustainable electric mobility future in the region.
The delegation, led by EVAP President Edmund Araga and AFEVA Director and EVAM President Dennis Chuah, included prominent figures such as EVAP Chairman Rommel Juan and Chairman Emeritus Ferdi Raquelsantos.
Accompanying the group was Mr. Rico Mariano, the Philippine Commercial Counsellor to Vietnam, who facilitated the dialogue between the delegations.
During the engaging session, the Philippines’ EV industry was showcased by President Edmund Araga, who presented the current state and exciting prospects of electric vehicles in the country.
EVAP Chairman Rommel Juan illuminated the participants on the lucrative incentives embedded within the Electric Vehicle Industry and Driving Act (EVIDA) law, providing a comprehensive overview of the legislation’s provisions.
Chairman Emeritus Ferdi Raquelsantos brought forth the additional incentives associated with the production of electric e-jeepneys, underlining the extraordinary potential that lies in the shift towards electric mobility solutions.
On the VinFast side, a distinguished assembly of VinFast executives participated in the discussions. These executives elaborated on the cutting-edge advancements in Electric Vehicles that have taken place in Vietnam and transcended international boundaries.
The discussions held great significance in light of the potential formation of a Vietnam Electric Vehicle Association, which would become a vital member of the AFEVA family. This collaboration not only seeks to strengthen regional ties but also promotes the exchange of knowledge, technology, and best practices among Southeast Asian countries.
As part of the growing cooperation, VinFast executives expressed their keen interest in participating in the upcoming Electric Vehicle Summit in the Philippines.
Scheduled from October 19 to 21 at the SMX Convention Center, this summit will gather the brightest minds and key stakeholders from the electric vehicle ecosystem to deliberate on the latest trends, innovations, and challenges in the industry.
This dynamic exchange between EVAP, AFEVA, and VinFast marks a significant milestone in the progression of electric mobility across Southeast Asia. It highlights the shared commitment of these organizations to promote sustainable transportation and embrace a greener future.
The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) is the country’s premier organization dedicated to advancing the electric vehicle industry. EVAP serves as a catalyst for the growth and development of electric vehicles in the Philippines by advocating policies, providing technical expertise, and promoting collaboration among stakeholders.
The Asean Federation of Electric Vehicle Associations (AFEVA) is a collaborative platform that brings together electric vehicle associations from various Southeast Asian countries. AFEVA aims to foster regional cooperation, knowledge sharing, and collective action towards accelerating the adoption of electric mobility solutions in the region.
VinFast is a leading Vietnamese automotive manufacturer at the forefront of electric vehicle innovation. Committed to sustainability and technological advancement, VinFast has been making significant strides in the development and production of electric vehicles, contributing to the global shift towards cleaner transportation options.