Nissan Philippines Strengthens Blue Switch Program Through Partnership with Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation | Motourismo

Nissan Philippines partners with Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation to demonstrate the Nissan LEAF’s V2X capabilities as an aid for disaster response

rom L-R, PDRF Executive Director Veronica Gabaldon, PDRF Chief Resilience Officer Guillermo Luz, Nissan Philippines President Juan Manuel Hoyos, PDRF President Rene Meily and Nissan Philippines General Manager for Communications Dax Avenido

In a joint effort to bolster the Blue Switch program, Nissan Philippines and  the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)  held a ceremonial signing of agreement to announce their partnership. The partnership will demonstrate the Nissan LEAF’s capabilities as an efficient yet sustainable aid for disaster response to natural calamities and gives an avenue for Nissan Philippines and PDRF to exchange knowledge and information to explore better ways in addressing disasters.

In attendance during the ceremonial event was Nissan Philippines President Juan Manuel Hoyos, PDRF President Rene Meily, PDRF Chief Resilience Officer Guillermo Luz, and PDRF’s Executive Director, Veronica Gabaldon. 

The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation is an alliance of businesses dedicated to building a strong, resilient and disaster-ready Philippines. It is the country’s major private sector coordinator for disaster management.

“We are proud to announce the partnership between Nissan Philippines and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation. This partnership is the next step in our strategy towards a more sustainable and resilient future for the country.” Nissan Philippines President Juan Manuel Hoyos explained. 

Through this partnership, the Nissan LEAF and its V2X bi-directional charging capabilities can supply electricity to affected communities as well as emergency responders during situations of crisis due to natural calamities.

The Nissan LEAF demonstrating its V2X capabilities during the ceremonial event.

V2X is the capability of Nissan’s Electric Vehicles (EV) that includes the powering of homes vehicle-to-home (V2H), vehicle-to-building (V2B) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging. V2X allows the EV’s battery to transfer power to other sources.

Hoyos added, “We are very excited to see how the Nissan LEAF can assist PDRF in providing innovative and sustainable solutions to minimize and recover from disasters.”

At the event, key executives from PDRF toured Hoyos around their operations center, while representatives from Nissan Philippines demonstrated the Nissan LEAF, showcased its V2X capabilities, and conducted test drives.

For more information on Nissan Philippines Inc., visit and the Nissan Philippines Newsroom. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and see the latest videos on Youtube.

For more information about Nissan’s products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit You can also follow our Nissan Global accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.




Read More

New York Times Top Stories

MOTOURISMO.PH is Powered by

MOTOURISMO.PH is Powered by
A Digital Media Company

Contact Us


Email *

Message *