Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) takes a big leap in transforming local dealerships by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to introduce the DENDO DRIVE STATION: a next-generation showroom in the country.
With the prevalence of traffic jams and fluctuating oil prices, car companies urge Filipino motorists to consider using Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). MMPC introduced the Outlander PHEV and the i-MiEV last July at the 7th Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP). These vehicles promote greener mobility but the limited number of charging stations in the country hinders all potential drivers who want fully transition to using EVs/PHEVs regularly.
This is where the DENDO DRIVE STATION comes in. It is equipped with a solar power system and vehicle to home (V2H) equipment, which allows the charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) at the showrooms as well as to supply electricity from EVs/PHEVs back to the showrooms.
A total of five dealers namely, Union Motor Corporation, Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation, Motorplaza Inc., SFM Sales Corporation, and Mindanao Integrated Commercial Enterprises Inc. signed the MOU with under the witness of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC). Through this Memorandum, Mitsubishi aims to open DENDO DRIVE STATIONs in 5 regions in the Philippines to inform more people about the benefits of using EVs/PHEVs and eventually gain enough support from the local government in the developing the automotive industry for the better.