Prescribing Policy Framework for the Development of the Fuel Economy Rating, Fuel Economy Performance, and Related Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policies for the Transport Sector and Other Support Infrastructures
This Department Circular provides the framework for the development of fuel economy rating, fuel economy performance for transport vehicles and related energy efficiency and conservation policies applicable to all manufacturers, importers, distributors, and dealers of vehicles in the Philippines. Further, the development and operation of Electric Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructures shall be structured to facilitate the safe operation and growth while ensuring equitable non-discriminatory and open access for all.
Conservation and efficient utilization of energy are among the major strategies of the Government to realize energy self-sufficiency and reduce environmental impacts of energy generation and utilization as instituted in the Philippine Energy Plan (PEP) and the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program (NEECP). Thus, the development of the framework will lead to, among others, the empowerment of consumers in choosing fuel efficient transport vehicles, realization of energy savings, reduction of fuel consumption, phase out of fuel inefficient transport vehicles, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.