BATANGAS CITY -- The Department of Energy (DOE) on Monday turned over 50 electricity-run or e-trikes to the city government which will be distributed to qualified tricycle drivers as part of the city’s livelihood program.
“Ang three-wheeled e-trikes na ito ay environment-friendly sapagkat gumagamit ng kuryente sa halip na gasolina o diesel upang mabawasan ang carbon emissions sa kapaligiran. Ito ay pwedeng magsakay ng limang pasahero bukod ang driver. (These three-wheeled e-trikes are environment-friendly because these use electricity instead of gasoline or diesel to reduce carbon emissions in the environment. These can ferry five passengers in addition to the driver),” said City Mayor Beverley Rose Dimacuha, who received the e-trikes.
Dimacuha tasked the city e-trikes Project Management Team to evaluate the qualified beneficiaries who must be bona fide active members of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) of good standing, no criminal or police record, have the capacity to maintain the e-trike, has a garage, among other criteria.
Batangas City is one of the local government unit (LGU) recipients under the DOE Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles Project.
Oliver Gonzales, head of the City Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO), said the city qualified as one of the LGU recipients for the e-trike project due to its environmental programs and ecological drive as part of its Local Climate Change Reduction Plan that aims to curb carbon monoxide emissions from vehicles.
Gonzales said each e-trike costs PHP455,000 and uses the re-chargeable lithium ion battery that normally requires three hours full charging for its 50-kilometer trip.
He noted the city government has established the charging stations for the e-trikes, and the Management Team is now studying the affordable maintenance fee per e-trike for the qualified beneficiaries.
The city government will also assume the maintenance of the e-trikes through trained city hall employees who will in turn train e-trike qualified beneficiary drivers/operators, he added.
Gonzales further said the e-trikes are now registered with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), including the comprehensive insurance, through the city government.
Part of the guidelines for beneficiaries, he said, is to comply with the standard fare matrix issued by the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board here. (Maroe T. Genosa/PNA)
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CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City, July 26 -- Electric tricycles will soon be seen plying the roads of military camps shuttling commuters to different destinations with the grant of E-Trikes to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during the “Ceremonial Signing of the Deed of Donation (DOD) and Turnover to End-Users of 50 E-Trikes Donated by the Department of Energy (DOE)” on Thursday, 25 July 2019, at the GHQ Canopy, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
The DOD was signed by AFP Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., DOE Undersecretary Jesus Cristino Posadas, and AFP Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics BGen. Fernyl Buca.
The donation of E-Trikes is part of the DOE implementation of the Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy Efficient Electric Vehicles Project or the E-Trike Project.
Implemented in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and the Clean Technology Fund, the objective of the E-Trike Project is to promote energy efficiency and clean technologies in the transport sector.
According to the DOE, the introduction of E-Trikes with lithium-ion battery technology is envisioned to pave the way for increased safety standards and improved environmental compliance.
Gen. Madrigal in his remarks, said “…it is always for the benefit of everyone that we advance efforts geared on ecological balance. That is why with today’s launching, we are grateful to celebrate the greater impact that the E-Trike Project poses to our environment.”
The DOE donated the 50 E-Trikes to the AFP for distribution to five military camps for the transportation of soldiers, their dependents, civilian employees, churchgoers, tourists, and guests inside these camps.
Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Camp Aquino in Tarlac, Camp Nakar in Quezon Province, Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija, and Sangley Point in Cavite shall have their designated number of E-Trikes, charging stations, routes, rules, and provisions regarding the use and services of the E-Trikes.
In closing, Gen. Madrigal remarked, “Serving the nation becomes a fulfilling experience when we see that we have partner agencies such as the Department of Energy, who are in solidarity with our cause for continued development. Let us show them that we are indeed deserving of such generosity.” (AFP)
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To Our Valued Customers :
We are pleased to announce that our mother company Uzushio Electric Co., Ltd. will changed its name to “BEMAC Corporation” effective from April 1st, 2019 after having the extraordinary stockholder meeting on September 22nd, 2018.
For the last 72 years since the day of establishment in 1946 starting from Marine plant business, we have expanded our business area to Industrial plant business and EV business.
In 2002, we released our corporate brand “BEMAC” and have been trying to raise the name value of “BEMAC” to both in domestic and abroad.
Hereafter, we unify our brand and company name as “BEMAC Corporation” in order to bring up the brand value more globally.
We would greatly appreciate your continued support and guidance.
Assistant to the President
This is to announce the following changes in BEMAC Management effective December 21, 2018.
Appointment of Mr. Kazuo Nagai as the Chairman and President of BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippnes Inc.
Mr. Takahiro Innami turnover the position to Mr. Kazuo Nagai.
The Management wishes to record its appreciation to Mr. Innami for his contribution to the company.
Las Piñas City Mayor Mel Aguilar, represented by her daughter April Aguilar, has turned over 100 electronic tricycle (e-trike) units to select tricycle drivers and operators association aimed to provide livelihood assistance and reduce pollution.
The beneficiaries are members of seven TODA plying the routes within public elementary, senior high school and the city-run Dr. Filemon C. Aguilar Information Technology Training Institute.
Mayor Aguilar encouraged the drivers to take advantage of the opportunity of owning a brand new vehicle for free as their source of livelihood that would also care for the environment.
April Aguilar (sixth from left), representing Mayor Imelda ‘Mel’ Aguilar receives the key from Asst. Director Jesus Anunciacion (fifth from left) of the Energy Utilization Management Bureau of the Department of Energy during the ceremonial turnover of the 100 E-trikes to Las Piñas City. Present were (from left) Engineer Simon Leonor, Senior Supervising Science Research Specialist DOE; Takahiro Yamasaki, Business Development Manager BEMAC; Engr. Arnel Matthew Garcia, Supervising Science Research Specialist DOE; City Administrator Reynaldo Balagulan; Councilor Mark Anthony Santos; TRU Chief Ruben Ramos; Councilors Rubymar Ramos, Renan Riguera, Gerry Sangga, Buboy Dela Cruz, Steve Miranda and (at the back) Councilors Mark Anthony Santos and Pewee Aguilar.
The mayor said the city government will provide free charging stations in strategic areas along e-trike routes. Among the agreement between the city and TODA, the e-trike drivers must provide rides to all public school and DFCAITTI students along their route for free.
Former city councilor and chief of the Tricycle Regulatory Unit (TRU), Ruben Ramos who led the conduct of seminar for drivers, said they are giving priority to driver-operators with franchise to ensure smooth transition in the drop and replace scheme from their old tricycle unit to e-trike.
They also need to have a secured parking space for the e-trike. The program is given a three-month trial period to give beneficiaries ample time to adapt to the new scheme, he added. Under the program, the driver-beneficiary will be required to deposit P150 a day for six days per week as continuance fund, which they could withdraw for maintenance and battery replacement.
The program is under the Energy Efficient Electric Vehicles Project (E-trike project) of the Department of Energy (DOE) and local government that encourages the transition from the petroleum to cleaner sources of energy.
The turnover ceremony on Tuesday was attended by representative of the Department of Energy (DOE), led by Energy Utilization Management Bureau Assistant Director Jesus Anunciacion, Engr. Arnel Mathew Garcia, supervising science research specialist, and Engr. Simon Leonor, senior supervising science research specialist.
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The Muntinlupa City government received 150 electronic tricycles or e-trike units from
the Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday in an effort to promote energy efficiency and
clean technologies in the transport sector.
(City Government of Muntinlupa – OFFICIAL/ Facebook)
The turnover ceremony was followed by a test drive of the units led by DOE officials, Asst. Sec. Leonido Pulido III and Usec. Donato Marcos, and Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.
Muntinlupa is dubbed as the “E-Jeepney Capital of the Philippines” and one of the local government units leading in the electric and vehicle revolution in the country.
The E-trikes feature a five-kilowatt electric motor, a three kilowatt hour Lithium-Ion Battery, an on board charger and a battery management system. A fully-charged unit can run up to three hours and comfortably fit up to five passengers.
“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,” said Fresnedi.
Ayala-Alabang will be the pilot barangay to be provided with 20 units.
The Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau (MTMB) will assist partner cooperatives who will work with drivers and operators in their transition to using the E-trikes.
The ownership of these will eventually be transferred to the cooperative members, upon meeting terms of operational agreements.
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The Quezon City local government is piloting the use of 20 electric tricycles from a Japanese company in a move to reduce air pollution and provide alternate means of commuting among its residents.
Said move is part of local government efforts to encourage use of electric vehicles and lessen greenhouse gas emissions.
Japanese company BEMAC-Uzushio Electric Co. introduced the electric tricycles under the Partnership with the Private Sector Scheme of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that encourages Japanese private sector to participate in win-win partnerships with developing countries.
"Sharing Japanese technology is one way JICA continues to assist the Philippines in addressing its development challenges. With this project with the Quezon City government, we aim to support the Philippines in addressing air pollution woes and alternate accessible transport means," said JICA Senior Representative Tetsuya Yamada.
Motor vehicles account for 80% of air pollution in Metro Manila, a 2016 report from the Department of Natural and Environment Resources (DENR) said.
Under the project, BEMAC will study the feasibility of an electric tricycle business model in the Philippines. Fleet shifting from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric vehicles can result in the reduction of air pollutants by more than half for equivalent emissions, according to a study by the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (College of Science, UP Diliman). Powered by a lithium-ion battery, BEMAC's electric tricycles are equipped with state-of-the-art Japanese technology such as the Power Control Unit (PCU). The PCU is composed of the vehicle control unit responsible for maintaining the various components of the electric vehicle at ideal conditions, as well as the motor, inverter, and other important parts.
Aside from electric tricycles, JICA is also sharing Japanese technology with the Philippines through a number of Japanese private sector projects in wastewater treatment and water purification system, among others.
The 20 e-tricycles will be used in the routes shown above.
The use of e-trikes is promoted by the Quezon City local government to reduce air pollution and provide
alternative means of commuting among its residents (photo from QC-LGU)
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The City of Manila is now being plied by electric tricycles. Called the E-Vehicle and Assistance Program (E.R.A.P) Manila Project, the program is part of Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada plan to uplift the lives of the city’s “poorest of the poor” by having a sustainable source of income and improve the community.
Last April 2017, Manila held the first program launch and formal turnover of 80 68VM electric tricycles to the first batch of driver-beneficiaries.BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines Incorporated supplied the city of Manila 280 68VM electric tricycles.
The E-trike are set to a daily boundary price of Php150.00 payable upon four years and were subsidized with free electricity charges for one year. After which, the driver-beneficiaries will then be the sole owner of their electric tricycle.
The initial batch of electric tricycles is now operating within the third district of Manila and the very first ever terminal and charging station is located at San Lorenzo Ruiz Plaza.Now, Manila is building four more charging station to support the E.R.A.P. Manila Project of Electric Tricycle.
Thru the efforts of Manila City District IV Councilor Eduardo "BIMBO" V. Quintos three additional charging stationsare now being constructed at the Manila Motorpool, Antipolo Street, and at San Nicolas to further create awareness and implementation of the livelihood program.
At present, the city is very busy undertaking steps to expand the list of beneficiaries of this livelihood program. According to City Government of Manila, they target to complete the deployment and distribution for the rest of the e-trike units within the year.
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E-TRIKES LAUNCHED — Electric tricycles or e-trikes start to ply along San Fernando City, La Union this week. Ten e-trikes were launched on Tuesday in Barangay Tanqui as part of the city's environment-friendly mode of transportation program. (Erwin G. Beleo)
San Fernando City, La Union — In its bid to promote environment-friendly modes of transportation, the city launched the other day the new route of 10 electronic tricycles or e-trikes in this province’s capital.
“The plan is to have an organized system of transportation here,” said Noel Dimaano, the sales and division marketing of Bemac Electric Transportation Philippines Inc., during the launch in Barangay Tanqui, here.
Dimaano said the city government designated the fixed routes of the e-trikes so that passengers can be conveyed to key government offices and tourist attractions around the city.
The City Government of San Fernando partnered with Bemac, a subsidiary of Japanese firm Uzushio Electric Co. Ltd., for the launching of the e-trikes.
Under the partnership, Bemac allowed the e-trikes to ply the routes for free in the next three months so that passengers can have a feel of the new mode of transport.
Dimaano said that after this phase, passengers will have to pay P15.00 each for a 6-kilometer long ride along the designated routes.
Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Katherine Muller confirmed that the company has been given authority to operate in the city. “When its trial run becomes successful, there will be a need to form an association of e-trike drivers who will handle the units,” she said.
Rose Ann Valdez, City Environment and Natural Resources Office coordinator, said the e-trikes have their own designated routes to avoid competition with fuel-powered tricycles.
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