MANILA - Pilipinas Shell has signed an agreement with startup QEV to build an electric vehicle charging network, the Department of Energy said Friday.
Initial 100 charging stations will be set up starting December this year. Swiss robotics company ABB will supply the charging posts, the department said in a statement.
This is expected to address the lack of charging stations that has hindered the adoption of electric vehicles in the country, the department said.
"You come up with a better, safer vehicle for the public. Drivers will earn more so it's a win-win for all," said Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.
QEV, led by businessmen Endika Aboitiz, Enrique Banuelos, and Jose Roger, also unveiled a prototype of the electric-powered "Green Jeepney" earlier this year.
Shell has started installing electric vehicle charging stations in the Netherlands and Britain.