San Vicente LGU receives 50 e-trikes from DOE

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The Department of Energy (DOE) turned over 50 electric tricycle (e-trike) units to the Municipality of San Vicente, Palawan in an effort to reduce carbon emission by the use of environment-friendly vehicles.

The project is part of the DOE’s Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles.

The Provincial Government of Palawan facilitates the granting of e-trikes to San Vicente through its recommendations to Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an institution partnered by DOE in the implementation of the project.

“Pormal nang isinalin sa pamahalaang bayan ng San Vicente ang pangangasiwa sa mga naturang e-trikes. Ang pagkakaloob ng proyekto ay naisakatuparan dahil sa rekomendasyon ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan sa GGGI, na naging abala naman sa pagbibigay ng suportang teknikal sa naturang munisipyo. Ang proyektong ito ng pamahalaang-nasyunal ay naglalayong mabawasan ang paggamit ng produktong petrolyo sa sektor ng transportasyon at mabawasan ang carbon dioxide emission ng bansa sa pamamagitan ng paggamit ng modernong teknolohiya na maituturing na matipid sa enerhiya at menos ang dulot na polusyon sa kapaligiran,” Palawan Provincial Information Office said.

GGGI said that the use of e-trike will contribute significantly to the environment because of its less carbon emission. It is better than the traditional tricycles that use petroleum products and it will also reduce the expenses of the trike’s operators.

E-trikes are run by lithium-ion batteries. It only emits 0.5 kg of carbon dioxide in every 1 kilowatt hour compared to the 2.3 kgs of carbon dioxide emitted by traditional two-stroke tricycle in every liter of gasoline that it consumed.

Last February, Brooke’s Point received 50 e-trikes as component of the DOE’s Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles.

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