Will electric tricycles soon rule this island paradise?
In what must seem like a scene out of a science-fiction movie, the most popular beach in the Philippines is empty at the height of summer. This is because Boracay island came under fire for being overpopulated with locals and tourists,
Two giant companies join forces with EMotors
Bonifacio Global City residents and tenants can finally get rid of their phobia of the word 'surge.' They'll be able to sleep more soundly since they will have less worries about the monstrous traffic and exorbitant parking fees just to move
A look at Le Guider's PH's electrified autos
Fans of internal combustion might scoff at the idea, but it can't be denied that electric cars are the wave of the future. With increasing concerns about the state of the environment, carmakers are moving away from traditional means of propulsion
Have EVs lost their spark?
The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) is pleading for the government to continue the Department of Energy (DOE) ETrike Program, after the agency cancelled the project due to its supposed economic unviability.In a statement sent to us by EVAP
Offering electric tricycles and jeeps
A new foreign-based player in the electric vehicle industry has arrived in the Philippines. TECO, a Taiwanese electric motor manufacturer has teamed up with local motorcycle distributor Ropali to bring us the Roteco ETrike and the TECO Electric Jeepney.The Roteco
Are you ready for e-jeepneys and e-trikes?
Whether you drive your own car or ride a public-transport vehicle, we're sure there's not a day that passes when you don't secretly wish that old jeepneys and buses be permanently wiped off the face of the earth.
To promote green initiative
EMotors, the Filipino makers of Züm electric tricycles, and supply-chain company 2GO are working in unison to help spread environmental awareness and to shed light on the issue of climate change in the country.The local e-tricycle manufacturer will
The benefits can no longer be ignored
The clamor to pass laws supporting hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) is becoming a tired tune. But there's no avoiding progress; the so-called alternative-fuel vehicles are here to stay. The government is only delaying the inevitable.In fact, a
It seems e-trikes are in vogue these days
Pepsi Philippines is partnering with EMotors to promote the use of clean, green, zero-emission electric vehicles for its fleet."Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines is pleased to partner with EMotors in integrating zero-emission vehicles in our distribution fleet," said company president
If it gets stamp of approval, that is
Late in 2012, the Department of Energy revealed its $500-million electric tricycle program with the Asian Development Bank, the aim of which is to help the country find a sustainable solution to mass transportation. Since that time, the ADB has been
There is hope for sure
We\'ve seen cars evolve through the years. These vehicles continue to reap the benefits of research--getting more powerful, having more in-car entertainment and safety features, and becoming more fuel-efficient.This evolution cannot be found in our local mass
Will we go EV with our trikes?
What do the Tesla Model S and the blue tricycle above have in common? Don\'t shake your head just yet, and tell us we\'re comparing apples and durian.The e-tricycle in the photo--a prototype brought in from Japan
Brings the reality of electric vehicles closer to Filipinos
Meralco, the country\'s leading electricity distributor, has officially inaugurated its prototype charging station called Meralco eVehicle Power Station.The first of its kind in the Philippines, the eVehicle Power Station is a test bed for Meralco\'s \"business case premises and
Clean, green delivery vehicles
EMotors, the country\'s first manufacturer and assembler of electric tricycles to be registered with the Board of Investment\'s Motor Vehicle Development Program, has partnered with freight-forwarding company Air21 \"to promote the use and benefits\" of its ZüM e-
But still bulletproof
Pope Francis is making another step toward cementing his image as the people's pontiff by being the first head of the Catholic Church to ride in the first-ever, pedal-powered Popemobile.The carbon-neutral Popemobile was originally commissioned by the
Project to be completed by December 2017
In April 2011, the Asian Development Bank, together with President Benigno Aquino III, rolled out its pilot project involving 20 electric tricycles being transferred to the City of Mandaluyong as "the first step toward a sustainable, energy-efficient model for the country."
Closer to becoming reality
The Department of Energy, together with the Asian Development Bank, has revealed the mock-up prototype of the electric tricycle that serves as the centerpiece of the much-awaited $500 million E-Trike Project. Developed by a Japanese consultant, Itchiro Hatayama, the
Here comes Terra Motors
Terra Motors, Japan's leading electric scooter manufacturer, is looking to enter the Philippine market "as part of its business expansion strategy into other Asian markets," following its successful launch in Vietnam and Taiwan.Terra Motors was established in Japan in April
For a greener future
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is joining seven other multilateral development banks (MDBs) in committing to provide more than $175 billion of loans and grants for the transportation sector of developing countries over the next decade."Rapid motorization is creating more congestion,
Coming soon to your barangay
Electric tricycles will soon be a common sight as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has recently approved the Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy Efficient Electric Tricycle (e-Trike) Project.Expected to cost P21.5 billion, the project aims to
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