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PHL electric-vehicle dream running on borrowed time

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DAVAO City and Manila—The first thing one hears on an electronic motorcycle—e-trike it's called—is nothing. The e-trike fails to produce the ear-piercing screams of revved-up motorcycle engines running on fossil fuels.

 

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WWF Partners with BEMAC for Earth Hour to Promote Clean Transport

Earlier this month, the Philippines once again participated in the annual international Earth Hour Event, switching off lights for one hour to promote the reduction of carbon emissions. World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the organizer of the event, held the main stage at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. The organizers intended the event to be a showcase of climate solutions, featuring renewable sources of energy.

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Japanese firm panalo sa bidding ng E-Trike project sa Pilipinas

Kinumpirma ng Uzushio Electric na sila ang nanalo sa bidding ng 3,000 units ng E-Trike sa Pilipinas para palitan ang tradisyonal na tricycle at madagdagan ang kita ng mga drayber at mabawasan ang polusyon sa bansa.

Ayon sa pahayag ng Uzushio Electric na naka-base sa Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, natanggap nila ang abiso na nagsasabi na sila ang nanalong bidder para sa E-Trike Project ng Department of Energy (DOE) at Asian Development Bank (ADB) sa contract price na $30,747,000.

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DOE ready to award e-trike to LGUs with tourism areas, eco-zones

MANILA – The Department of Energy (DOE) said it is ready to offer the electric-tricycle (e-trike) program to growing tourist areas and economic zones.

”The DOE remains open to all local government units (LGU) as E-trike off-takers of their respective localities to be used in tourism growth areas and mixed-use economic zones,” it said.

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DOE awards contract for E-trike procurement

TAGUIG CITY, Feb 29 – The Department of Energy (DOE), committed to push for alternative transport, recently awarded the contract for the procurement of electric tricycles under Package 1 of the Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles (E-Trike Project) Program. The said contract was awarded to Uzushio Electric Company, Limited at the ceremonial signing held on February 15, 2016.

Energy Secretary Zenaida Y. Monsada said, “One way of reducing our carbon emissions is through transforming our transportation system, in which we are looking at the E-trike project as a catalyst to encourage entry of more efficient modes of public transport.”

This Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded project is also envisioned to revitalize the public transport sector and support the nascent industry by offering energy-efficient electric vehicles in the market.

Following the ideal timeline of the project, the E-trikes will ply the streets of the National Capital Region, and Region IV-A & B on or before May 2016 for the initial roll out of 3,000 e-trikes units.

After the conduct of the international competitive bidding consistent with and after obtaining ADB’s no objection, Uzushio emerged as the lowest evaluated and substantially responsive bid among those who joined the bidding for the E-Trike Project on May 06, 2015. Uzushio, a Japanese firm, is represented locally by BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines, Incorporated. The DOE remains open to all local government units as E-trike off-takers of their respective localities to be used in tourism growth areas, mixed-use economic zones, wide swath of campuses as well as residential enclaves. (DOE)

 

Manila unveils ‘e-trikes’

The city government of Manila on Saturday formally unveiled "e-trikes" or electronic tricycles that will soon traverse the streets of the Philippine capital.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the ceremonies launching the electronic and more eco-friendly version of the fuel-powered transport vehicle at the Stop & Shop complex in Sta. Mesa.

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BEMAC Electric to deploy 3,000 e-trikes within 2016

MANILA, Philippines – BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines, Incorporated, a subsidiary of Uzushio Electric Company of Japan, will start producing 3,000 units of electric motor-powered tricycles or e-trikes for distribution within the year.

This was after the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of award to Uzushio Electric of Japan and its local partner, BEMAC, for the e-trikes production.

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DOE awards 3,000 e-trike units for Metro Manila, other areas

A notice of award (NoA) has already been served by the Department of Energy (DOE) to a Filipino-Japanese joint venture for the preliminary rollout of 3,000 electric tricycle (e-trike) units that will be deployed in Metro Manila and Region 4 provinces.

In an interview with reporters, DOE Undersecretary Donato Marcos disclosed that the award notice has been with Japanese firm Uzushio Electric Co. Ltd. and local firm BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines, Inc.

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From Ikot to e-kot: Electric vehicles invade campuses

MANILA, Philippines - Officials of a startup firm manufacturing electric tricycles (e-trikes) are in talks with officials of the University of the Philippines to set up an e-vehicle system inside the campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines Inc. recently unveiled the "UP e-kot e-trike," a mock-up of the iconic UP Ikot and Toki jeeps which take students around the Diliman campus, during the launch of the firm's production facility in Carmona, Cavite.

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Japan e-tricycle maker targets 6,000 units; makes the Philippines its hub

BEMAC Uzushio Electric Co. Ltd, a Japan-based electrical equipment supplier, is making the Philippines its manufacturing hub in the Asean region for its locally manufactured electric tricycle.

The company, through its local unit Bemac Electric Transportation Philippines, said it already invested in an assembly facility in Carmona, Cavite in 2013, making it the first electric vehicle maker in the country with a full assembly line.

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