(The Philippine Star) | Updated December 26, 2016 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines – Bemac Electric Transportation Philippines Inc. has entered into an agreement with the city government of Puerto Princesa to establish a pilot operation of electric tricycle (e-trike) units.
An initial two units will be provided by Bemac to Puerto Princesa free of charge, and shall operate temporarily until the end of 2016.
The e-trike units to be provided by Bemac are model 68VM which is designed to meet Japanese standards of quality and reliability while introducing innovations in the local electric vehicle industry.
Bemac will also provide training for drivers and operators of Puerto Princesa.
Its assistance in instilling technical expertise with the local government unit would provide a strong foundation for any future endeavor of the city with electric vehicles.
“The operation of these e-trikes will serve as crucial data-gathering for the deployment of e-trikes. The two e-trikes will by plying strategic routes servicing the commuting public. Both Bemac and the city government hope findings from this data would be beneficial for the further implementation of more e-Trikes throughout the country,” the company said.
In 2010, Puerto Princesa spearheaded local government units with the use of electric vehicles with the deployment of electric jeepneys.
Six years later, Puerto Princesa continues its green initiatives through the collaborative project with Bemac.
Bemac is also the supplier of the P550-million Mobility as a System (MaaS) project launched in Intramuros, Manila in October.