Manila to introduce environmentally-friendly electric tricyclesStaff writer ▼ | February 19, 2016
The Manila local government will be rolling out electric tricycles or e-trikes, as part of its bid to promote environmentally-friendly transportation.
Electric vehicles In the Ermita and Malate areas
"Manila is the country’s show window to the world. One of the major positive results that we expect from this e-trike program is that it will boost tourist arrival."
The report noted: "An e-trike runs on gel-type batteries than can be fully charged for only 4-5 hours. It can carry up to seven passengers and has a maximum speed of 40-45 kilometer per hour (kph)."
Alcovendaz added that "the city government is not about to phase out tricycles, pedicabs and 'kuligligs (motorized bicycles).'"
He said the e-trikes "will be gradually introduced to the local transport industry in a period of years." ■