Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) officially unveils Mitsubishi Manila Bay, as its flagship Dendo Drive Station in the country. It is an outlet where customers can learn and experience a variety of energy sources represented by an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and the value of their power-feeding functions in the event of a disaster. This is in line with the company’s goal of introducing next-generation dealerships with EV and PHEV charging capabilities when the Outlander PHEV was launched in 2020.
Piloted under Peak Motors Philippines, Inc. (PMPI), this next-generation branch showcases and lets Filipinos discover first-hand the brand’s Vehicle-To-Home (V2H) energy ecosystem. Not only does it charge the Outlander PHEV but also supplies electricity back to the facility. This lessens a home’s dependency on the grid, plus it also lets you power appliances during blackouts, as the Outlander PHEV can serve as a backup generator.
Aside from significant benefits related to solar energy like cost savings on fuel and lowered carbon footprint, the Station becomes a reliable source of electricity in case of power outages and other emergencies. The Philippines, being one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, the equipment installed at the showroom and the Outlander PHEV’s external power feeding function can directly support calamity-affected communities.
The Manila Electric Company (Meralco), through its subsidiaries, Spectrum, eSakay and MServ, brought the components to life. Two charging pods, an IKS bi-directional charger and a Delta DC Wallbox, can be found inside the showroom and at the vehicle receiving area, respectively.
The first Dendo Drive Station is located at 857 EDSA corner Roxas Boulevard and is housed inside Mitsubishi Motors Manila Bay. As the Japanese automaker continues its push on electrification, expect more dealers to adopt the Dendo Drive Station layout.