11:15 – 12:45 - Auditorium 1


The transition to electric mobility is often hindered by the costs associated with its ownership (purchase) and operations (maintenance, charging, infrastructure, etc.). Navigating these barriers requires thorough planning and implementation of policies and programs designed to address the lack of infrastructure and technical and management capacity for electric vehicle adoption. Policies that support EV technology (i.e., vehicle industry, charging infrastructure, among others) are often capital intensive and will need support through financing mechanisms. Governments use fiscal measures to promote electric vehicle adoption for public transport and support start-ups to address technology inertia. Financing schemes also aim at lessening the total cost of ownership of electric vehicles compared with conventional vehicles and minimize the risks associated with purchasing electric vehicles. Countries in the region recognize the need for financing to support the sustainable transition to electric mobility. The Vietnam government has indicated ambitious electrification targets for private vehicles and public transport until 2050 as part of their decarbonization targets. Indonesia also envisions the expansion of their electric vehicle industry by promoting the local production of parts and components. The Philippines, likewise, has set adoption rates for electric vehicles through their comprehensive roadmap.


The session aims to highlight opportunities for countries in Asia to fulfill their electric mobility targets through enabling policy frameworks and financing mechanisms. The session will discuss the following:

  • Current e-mobility landscape in Asia
  • A case of road mapping for EV adoption
  • Financing priorities in electric mobility (charging infrastructure, EV industry, others)
  • Asian experiences in securing financing for electric mobility 


Clean Air Asia, UEMI



Glynda Bathan-Baterina, Deputy Executive Director, Clean Air Asia


  • Zero emissions solutions for transport in ASEAN - Aditya Mahalana, Senior Researcher (Consultant), International Council for Clean Transportation
  • Philippine DOE CREVI updates - Patrick Aquino, Director, Energy Utilization and Management Bureau, Department of Energy – Philippines
  • Electric mobility prospects and opportunities for Indonesia - Yudi Prabangkara, Director, Supporting Industry for Infrastructure Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs – Indonesia
  • Supporting e-mobility startups in Asian Cities (Case of Hanoi) - Kathleen Dematera-Contreras, Urban Electric Mobility Initiative 


Moderated by: Bhushan Tuladhar, FHI360

  • Shuji Kimura, Project Officer, Asian Development Bank   
  • Sri Kumar Tadimalla, World Bank (virtual)

FIRESIDE CHAT: “Key Considerations for Sustainability of e-mobility projects”I

  • Dr. Akarin Suwannarat, Executive Vice President, Energy Absolute 
  • Zhang Shaojun, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University
  • Raisa Neith Salvador, UNDP Philippines