EV logistics startup Mober launches first EV charging station in Pasay City to accelerate green transformation

Mober, the pioneering delivery service company at the nexus of innovation and sustainability, today proudly unveiled its flagship electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Pasay City. Merely 1.5 kilometers (km) from IKEA Pasay, this contemporary 800-square-meter facility crystallizes Mober’s unwavering dedication to an eco-friendly future, propelling the company into the vanguard of green logistics in Southeast Asia.

Equipped with the latest OCPP 7kw (kilowatt) chargers compatible with both type 2 and GB/T standards, the charging point guarantees brisk charging sessions, ensuring the relentless efficiency of Mober’s exclusive EV fleet earmarked for IKEA. Mober has invested P2 million in the construction of the charging station.

“We strategically opted for this charging capacity as our EV fleet remains dormant during nighttime, allowing optimal charging without overwhelming the grid,” explained CEO Dennis Ng.

He further unveiled plans to incorporate more potent 22kw chargers along with a selection of DC chargers in the imminent charging points in Cavite/Laguna and Bulacan, amplifying Mober’s commitment to versatility and adaptability in its green infrastructure.

Ng elaborated, “This inauguration symbolizes not just a milestone but a beacon of our overarching blueprint for an environmentally-conscious logistic framework. And, we’re just getting started.”

Beyond infrastructure, Mober’s unique partnership model provides an unprecedented advantage to businesses, allowing them to transition to green delivery operations with zero upfront costs, effectively democratizing access to green logistics. This hassle-free collaboration is pivotal in encouraging more companies to embrace sustainable logistics, reinforcing Mober’s role as a game-changer in the sector.

Aligning with the progressive mandates of the Electric Vehicles and Charging Systems (EVIDA) Act, Mober’s initiatives underscore the Philippines’ assertive stance on eco-driven policies and endeavors. With Mober’s pioneering approach, businesses have a definitive roadmap to swiftly decarbonize their last and mid-mile delivery systems, heralding a new era in business sustainability.

Mober started in 2015 and was initially designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) solve their on-demand logistical needs. Eight years later, it has now become a business-to-business (B2B) platform facilitating sustainable delivery for retail giants such as IKEA Philippines, SM Appliance Center, Nestle Philippines, and Nespresso.

The company aims to become the leading green logistics delivery provider in Southeast Asia by securing a mixed fleet of 100 electric vans and trucks by the end of 2023.