Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary for APEC/ASEAN Integration Specific Initiatives on SME Trade Facilitation Dr. Prudencio M. Reyes, Jr. attended the inauguration and ribbon-cutting of BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines, Inc. assembly plant in Carmona Cavite last February 11, 2015. This is in support for “APEC’s Green Growth advocacy toward an Energy Efficient, Sustainable and Low-carbon Transport Future” by building practical and cost-effective Filipino-made E-vehicles.

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“I am optimistic that these E-vehicles will have a great potential in replacing traditional tricycles that only induce air pollution. This vision is one with DTI to promote a safe and reliable Electronic Vehicle product for the Filipinos.” said Usec Prudencio Reyes in a dialogue with Masato Oda, the president and CEO of BEMAC-Uzushio Electric of Japan.

The inauguration was attended by its President Masato Oda, the directors of BEMAC- Uzushio Electric of Japan and witnessed by Philippine Government officials Usec. Prudencio M. Reyes, Board of Investments Director Corazon Dichosa, and LTO Executive Director Mr. Giovanni Gonzales. The assembly line is built to produce 500 to 1000 units of electric tricycles and is set up for expansion to 1,000 units per month depending on the demand of the market.

BEMAC Philippines introduced its 68VM, an AC-motor and lithium powered electric tricycle. Its arrival pioneered quality electric vehicles that has long mileage, powerful drive, flood protection and easy to charge.

“We don’t do shortcuts. We only want a quality product that can still be used after 10 years on the road. We know that the bottom line is to help in the livelihood of our public transport drivers and operators and that goal is what we are pursuing every step of the way.” BEMAC Phils. AVP Yvonne Palomar-Castro said.

“It only shows that the Philippines has become an E-vehicle hub in Asia and it is with my great pleasure to support this project.” Usec. Reyes concluded. (END)