In 2013, the Government of Japan (GOJ) coordinated with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and DOE for the Japan Non-Project Grant Aid for the Introduction of Japanese Advance Products and its System (Next Generation Vehicle Package) for the Philippines.
The non-project grant aid is generally designed to support the economic and social development of developing countries through the provision of Japanese next-generation vehicles. For the country, the aim of the grant-aid is to support and complement the government’s rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in areas affected by typhoon “Yolanda”. At the same time, it will also provide support to the Japanese manufacturers through the introduction of their advance technology vehicles while contributing to our government’s efforts of promoting efficient and environment-friendly Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs).
Under the terms of the grant aid, next generation vehicles such as, hybrid vehicles (HVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs), including charging stations will be procured by the Government of Japan and delivered to the Philippines through the DOE for deployment to the identified beneficiaries.
Target beneficiaries of said grant-aid include the Philippine National Police (PNP) Stations in the provinces of Leyte and Samar which are devastated by typhoon “Yolanda”, NGAs’ Regional Offices in Region 8 that are instrumental to emergency response operations and rehabilitation. NGAs that could assist in the conduct of research, performance testing and promotion of AFVs were also allotted with vehicles for promotional purposes.
Deliveries will commence in the 1st Quarter of 2017 and completed by the 2nd Quarter of 2017. After successful deployment, the DOE will start the conduct of performance testing of the said vehicles to develop energy performance criteria for the electric vehicles and electric charging station.