Japan turns over 85 electric vehicles

Japan will turn over 85 next generation vehicles to the Energy Department for rollout to government agencies as part of 500-million yen grant to the Philippines.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and Japan Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa on Friday turned over 24 units of advanced hybrid vehicles to various national government agencies.

Japan gave the Philippines the grant  for the procurement and delivery of next generation vehicles, or hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric and electric vehicles, under the Japan Non-Project Grant Aid with the department as the implementing agency.

The 24 units represent the first batch of vehicles while the remaining 61 are due to arrive in September.

Topics: Japan , electric vehicles , Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi
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