ABB has received an order for 200 DC fast charging stations type Terra 53 from the Filipino company QEV. The delivery will take place over the next three years as a part of the infrastructure development for electric mobility in the Philippines.
The first four of the multi-standard fast chargers are scheduled to be delivered in Q1 of 2018 in the greater Manila area. Three of the four chargers will be installed at Shell gas stations. The fourth locations has yet to be determined.
QEV also plans to ask for state subsidies to begin transforming the vehicle fleets in the Philippines to a more sustainable model. Rumor has it, that the plan is to convert 10,000 Jeepneys to electric. Jeepney, small buses with up to 14 seats, are currently the most popular form of public transport in the Philippines.
Together with ABB, QEV also wants to facilitate the government modernisation programme for Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) while the Swiss company wants to foster the scheme with its fast-charging infrastructure.
QEV Philippines is a joint venture between Filipino and Spanish investors, and is involved in talks with multiple vehicle manufacturers to begin importing more EVs to the Filipino market.
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