For Sale E-jeeps

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Priced at Php. 625,000, the electric-powered passenger jeeps are now available for commercial use. Powered by an electric motor with 12 six-volt lead acid batteries, an e-jeep can carry 14 passengers and run 40 to 60 kilometers per hour.

Electric-powered jeepneys are cheaper than diesel-fed ones which now cost at least P700,000.

With this E-jeeps on the street would benefit each Filipino as it would be the answer for mass transport which uses a clean and renewable source of energy.

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has finally agreed to issue plate numbers to the e-jeepneys which can now be sold to interested public transport cooperatives and jeepney operators.

This development and production of the electric vehicles were primarily funded by GRIPP and the Dutch group Stichting Doen as part of their “Climate-Friendly Cities” project.

The LTO decided to allow the e-jeeps to operate commercially after GRIPP and Stiching Doen were able to assemble the vehicles locally with the help of Philippine Utility Vehicles Inc. (PhUV), a local group of car parts manufacturers.


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