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More firms solidify partnerships to help PH push for carbon neutrality

“The government cannot do it alone. We need private partnerships that employ commercially viable and efficient solutions that will address our country’s need to hasten our move towards carbon neutrality,” said Patrick Aquino, Department of Energy director at the installation of another integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging and transport system held yesterday December 29 at Ayala Malls Circuit Makati. It is the first in the city and is a collaboration among Global Electric Transport (GET Philippines, Inc.), TGOOD LINCHR, Integrated Micro-Electronics (IMI), GREENSTRuM and Ayala Land Inc. 

An integrated EV charging system was installed at Ayala Malls 30th earlier this month. 

GET Philippines is a global pioneer in electric mass mobility and has been deploying their line of electric shuttle buses aka COMETs. The e-buses are linked with an app-based membership system that provides smart and sustainable transport solutions. Its latest model has been in operation for more than a year in the cities of Manila, Davao and more recently in Cebu, transporting more than 200,000 passengers in those key hubs. As GET expands the deployment throughout the country, it paves the way for more installations as the company addresses the need for more fast-charging infrastructures. 

“Our goal is to turn EVs from expensive products for the few to life-changing solutions for many,” said GET president Freddie Tinga. The company intends to deploy hundreds of EV chargers nationwide with the COMET electric shuttle network. “Such ecosystem will result in an efficient, cost-effective, zero-emission transport system and a better, healthier experience for passengers and pedestrians alike,” Tinga added. 

Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) is bringing in the EV chargers of TGOOD LINCHR, the world’s largest EV charging infrastructure provider and one of IMI’s valued partners in the new energy market. IMI China builds the electronics and assembles the power supply system of the chargers. GREENSTRuM oversees the local distribution of the chargers, as well as their maintenance and support. 

The local distribution of the TGOOD LINCHR chargers, its integration, maintenance and support are handled by GREENSTRuM. 

“We are proud to part of this ecosystem on a global basis more so now that we are contributing locally. We are more than happy to be involved this major disruption here in our country,” said Arthur R. Tan, chief executive officer of IMI. “We hope to be a catalyst for technology that drives carbon neutrality,” Tan asserted. 

Ayala Land, Inc. is a real estate firm based in the Philippines and is a subsidiary of Ayala Corporation.