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DOE set to roll out this year 15,000 e-trikes

From snagged bidding process last year due to typhoon Yolanda, the Department of Energy (DOE) is expected to accelerate the process for the rollout of targeted 15,000 electric tricycles  (e-trike) this year.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) chief energy specialist SohailHasnie divulged that they have already issued a “no objection letter” to the award of the DOE’s bidding for the selected e-trike supplier.

An electric  tricycle  was one of many vehicles featured in the 3rd Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit held in Meralco at Ortigas on February 27, 2014. The summit was held with the  theme  “mainstreaming the electric vehicle ecosystem.”  (Photo by Michael Varcas)

An electric tricycle was one of many vehicles featured in the 3rd Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit held in Meralco at Ortigas on February 27, 2014. The summit was held with the theme “mainstreaming the electric vehicle ecosystem.” (Photo by Michael Varcas)

The first phase of the rollout for this year will be 3,000; and the bulk of 12,000 e-trikes will be set for award latter part of this year.

“We have issued the no objection letter this morning (Thursday). It took time because we have to ensure that the bidding process was done in a competitive way,” he stressed.

Hasnie added “I think the DOE will be awarding the contract in the next couple of weeks.”

The ADB is providing financing to the government’s rollout of e-trikes eyed to be hitting 100,000 e-trikes by 2017.

If this year’s target will be reached, the entire process of achieving the 100,000 units of e-trike deployment may come easier in the coming years.

The ADB official emphasized “we are currently working on the details on what willbe the specifications for the recipient of the units,” adding that such will “depend on the LGU (local government unit) requirements.”

For electric jeepneys, the deployment is also expected to gain speed with targeted 1,000 fleets to be set on the road this year, according to Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) president Rommel Juan.

The holding of the EV Summit, he said, has now become more relevant due partly to the fact that “now, people are more conscious of the negative effects that can be brought upon by our neglect in preserving the environment.”

  • marcdepiolenc

    I wonder if these will be available to private buyers, too. Great local commuting/shopping vehicle…

  • Cm Perez

    Marami naman daw problema mga unang e-trikes na na-rollout.

  • rizaleno

    ganon din iyon wala nga usok taas naman kuryente. mahal pasahe pa din. kapag bumaha ba puede pa iyan tumakbo.. tanong lang po. gaano iyan kaingay.

  • rizaleno

    ganon din iyon wala nga usok taas naman kuryente. mahal pasahe pa din. kapag bumaha ba puede pa iyan tumakbo.. tanong lang po. gaano iyan kaingay.

  • Sukhdev S. Bola

    Magaling no. Kung pedicab ang mahal na, yan pa
    Electric powered naman kuryente, kung meron Mahal naman, tanong mo sa meralco.
    Do kailangan license to drive, wala plaka wla registration wla insurance Dali nakawin
    Wla chassis at motor no.gAling no. Basta lahat wala wala wala.
    Kaya magaling no. Tulad ng any saya saya no.

  • Albert Martin Frias

    tyak ang katulad namin ay d kayang bilin yan , kz sa pinas sobrang magpresyo

  • Albert Martin Frias

    ano ba naman yan lagay ng lagay kayo ng ganyan pic wa naman price kung magkano , baka para sa mayayaman lang yan ang makakabili

  • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

    visit Etrikes com
    and E-trikes com

  • mindo601

    good start hoping for cleaner air and healthy environment, mabuhay.