- The DOE donated 150 units of electric tricycles to Muntinlupa City
- A fully-charged e-trike can run up to three hours
- Five passengers can comfortably fit in an e-trike
Dubbed as the “E-Jeepney Capital of the Philippines” for being the first local government unit to roll out electric jeepneys on its roads, Muntinlupa City now pioneers the introduction of e-tricycles as part of its effort to promote energy efficiency and clean technologies in the city’s tricycle transport sector.
On its Facebook page, Muntinlupa City shared that the Department of Energy (DOE) donated 150 units of e-trikes on Friday, November 9.
The turnover ceremony that was held at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Barangay Tunasan was graced by City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau chief Danidon Nolasco, and DOE officials including Asst. Sec. Leonido Pulido III, Usec. Donato Marcos, and DOE Energy Utilization and Management Bureau OIC Director Jesus Anunciacion.
The event was also attended by members of the Muntinlupa Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association.
“We are glad to be one of the first cities to be awarded E-trikes by DOE, this will help us continue promoting alternative and renewable energy,” Fresnedi said during the event.
According to the Manila Bulletin, each e-trike features a five-kilowatt electric motor, a three kilowatt hour Lithium-Ion Batter, an on board charger and a battery management system. Five passengers can comfortably fit in each unit that can run up to three hours with fully-charged battery.
Twenty e-trike units will be given to Barangay Ayala Alabang, an upscale subdivision in the city, where the pilot-testing of the units will be conducted.