LAS PIÑAS – Las Piñas revealed the latest design of new electric tricycles during a program held at the city hall recently.
The e-trikes will be handed over to members of the Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) from various parts of the city who are part of the project between the Department of Energy (DoE) and the local government.
The introduction of E-trikes in the communities of Las Piñas City is part of the campaign of Mayor Imelda Aguilar for an energy efficient and eco-friendly transport.
In November last year, the DoE donated 100 units of e-tricycles to the Las Piñas government as part of its efforts to promote green vehicles in the city.
The DOE’s Energy Utilization Management Bureau turned over these e-trikes to the city, one of the beneficiaries of the department’s E-Trike Project which aims to promote energy efficiency and reduction of carbon dioxide footprint in the tricycle transport sector.
During the ceremonial turnover, representatives from BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines, Inc. provided training to drivers on how to use electric vehicles.
About 1,200 e-tricycles are committed for distribution to several local government units (LGUs). Last June, the DoE gave 900 e-trike units to the cities of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Pateros, and Valenzuela in a move to benefit livelihood and services of people residing in Metro Manila cities.
In November 2018, the Energy department also gave 150 units of e-trikes to the Muntinlupa City government.