Asean adoption of EV ecosystem backed
MANILA -An alliance of electric vehicle associations from member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has expressed support to the 10-member bloc’s plan to develop the region’s electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem.
In a statement on Monday, the Asean Federation of Electric Vehicle Associations (Afeva) announced its full support for the “Declaration on Developing the Regional Electric Vehicle Ecosystem.”
Afeva said it recognized the crucial role that EVs play in promoting clean and efficient transportation solutions.
“By endorsing the Asean leaders’ declaration, Afeva aims to strengthen collaboration among Asean nations in developing a comprehensive electric vehicle ecosystem that fosters innovation, investment and sustainable growth,” the federation said in a statement.
The Asean declaration is a policy measure adopted last May that formalized commitment from member countries to develop a regional EV ecosystem. It also encouraged the harmonization of regional standards for the electric vehicle ecosystem, as well as training and certification based on international standards.
“As an active participant in promoting electric mobility across Asean, Afeva is committed to supporting the implementation of the Asean leaders’ declaration,” the federation said.
“Through knowledge sharing, capacity building and advocacy efforts, Afeva aims to contribute to the development of a thriving electric vehicle ecosystem that addresses the region’s environmental challenges and enhances its global competitiveness,” it added.