Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with five dealers to roll out the brand’s next-gen showrooms called the Dendo Drive Station in the Philippines. The dealers are Union Motor Corporation, Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation, Motorplaza Inc., SFM Sales Corporation, and Mindanao Integrated Corporation Enterprises Inc. Representatives from Mitsubishi Motor Corporation (MMC) were present to witness the signing.
The Dendo Drive Stations will feature a solar-powered system and vehicle to home equipment. This new system allows charging of electric vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid EVs (PHEVs) back to the showrooms. MMC opened the first Dendo Drive Station in Tokyo back in 2016 and has since then opened 79 showrooms throughout Japan.
With MMC’s support, MMPC aims to open Dendo Drive Stations in 5 regions in the country and introduce the Outlander PHEV, the brand’s flagship PHEV SUV to the Philippines by the end of 2020. It also aims to promote a better understanding of EVs and PHEVs in the country and support the development of the automotive industry and the local economy.
“Similar to Japan, the Philippines is a country that often experiences many natural disasters,” said Osamu Masuko, MMC’s chairman of the board. “ I believe with the technology of the Dendo Drive Station, communities will be provided with a dependable self-sustaining power source that does not only generate efficient energy supply but also serves as a reliable electrical source during emergency power shortage.”