January 16, 2018 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today that it has turned over one Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), one i-MiEV electric vehicle and an electric vehicle quick charging station to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office in Davao City.
Gracing the event are DENR Region XI Director Ruth M. Tawantawan, Davao City Councilor Danilo C. Dayanghirang, and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) President and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri.
The Outlander PHEV, i-MiEV and EV quick charger are part of the donation made by MMC to DENR last June 2017 wherein five units of Outlander PHEV, five units of i-MiEV and four units of EV quick chargers were delivered to DENR Central Office in Quezon City.
“We are happy that our Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV already reached Mindanao, this initiative will not only promote the use of electric vehicles and PHEVs but will also play a significant role in the reduction of carbon emission of vehicles” said Oshikiri.
In a message read by Dayanghirang during the event, Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio commended Mitsubishi Motors for its initiative to push the innovative technology of hybrid and pure electric vehicles in alignment with the government’s campaign to reduce and prevent pollution in the country.
MMC has been at the forefront of electric vehicle development. It can be recalled that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DENR last February regarding a joint study into environmental load reduction using electric vehicle technologies used in two of MMC’s environment-friendly models, the Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV.