PRRD, DOE GIVES 170 E-TRIKES TO MANDALUYONG TODA
Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi joins President Rodrigo R. Duterte yesterday (23 January) in turning over 170 electric tricycles (e-trikes) to the city of Mandaluyong during the Tricycle Operators and Drivers’ Association (TODA) Summit held at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
“We are happy that the tricycle drivers of Mandaluyong now have the opportunity to shift to a more energy efficient and eco-friendly transportation alternative. These e-trikes would diversify our fuel sources and help enhance the country’s energy security,” Sec. Cusi stated.
The Certificate of Turn-Over for the e-trike units was received by Mandaluyong City Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” A. Abalos.
Mandaluyong City is the sixth recipient of e-trikes under the DOE’s Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy Efficient Electric Vehicles, or the E-Trike Project.
Also present were DOE Undersecretary Donato D. Marcos and the DOE-Energy Utilization Management Bureau team headed by Director Jesus T. Tamang.
The TODA Summit was organized by the Department of Transportation and Department of Interior and Local Government.