By Doris Abadilla-Dumlao, Inquirer Business
Ayala-led Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) seeks to help bring the electric vehicle (EV) industry into the mainstream by rolling out more charging stations, with the shopping malls of affiliate property giant Ayala Land Inc. as its springboard.
A new EV charging station, a collaboration with Global Electric Transport (GET Philippines Inc.), TGOOD LINCHR, GREENSTRuM and Ayala Land, was installed at Ayala Malls Circuit Makati last Dec. 29.
This was the second collaboration among the parties following the installation of the first EV station at AyalaMalls 30th in early December.
Next on the pipeline is AyalaMalls Manila Bay, according to a spokesperson from Ayala Land.
IMI is bringing in the EV chargers of TGOOD LINCHR, the world’s largest EV charging infrastructure provider and one of its partners in the new energy market.
IMI China builds the electronics and assembles the power supply system of the chargers, while GREENSTRuM oversees the local distribution and maintenance of the chargers.
“We are proud to be part of this ecosystem on a global basis more so now that we are contributing locally. We are very happy to be involved with this major disruption happening in our country,” said Arthur Tan, chief executive of IMI.
“We hope to be a catalyst for technology that drives carbon neutrality,” he added.
GET Philippines, on the other hand, is a global pioneer in electric mass mobility. It has been deploying its electric shuttle buses called COMETs in a bid to provide smart and pollution-free transport solutions. COMET electric shuttles have been operating in Davao and Manila, transporting more than 200,000 passengers in those key hubs.
“Our goal is to deliver an efficient, cost-effective, zero-emission transport solution and a better, healthier experience for passengers and pedestrians alike,” GET managing director Anthony Dy said.
The company intends to deploy hundreds of EV chargers nationwide as it expands the COMET electric shuttle network.
“We expect greater demand for our COMET electric shuttles as more organizations try to achieve their sustainable goals. Having a world class electric shuttle is only as good as the fast-charging network that supports it,” Ayala Land president Bernard Vincent Dy said.
TOP photo shows GET PH Service Team Supervisor, Leo Perez while lower photo shows, from left, Arthur Tan, Anthony Dy, DOE Dir. Patrick Aquino, Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo, Paul Tecson, Jaime Honrado, GREENSTRuM president Nelson Ong, Neil Reyes, Atty. Severino Sumulong, and GREENSTRuM incorporator Dr. John Lim.