DPOS chief Gen. Elmo San Diego said the e-trikes service was first tested with 5 e-trike units in Maginhawa Street last year. Due to favorable public response on the e-trike, they will be using more e-trikes this time at a larger area, he added.
This time 15 e-trike units will operate in the South Triangle area for a period of three months. Its main station is located at Panay Avenue corner EDSA. The e-trikes have three routes: EDSA- Panay Avenue, EDSA-Chuatoco, and EDSA-Kamuning.
Passengers will be charged Php 10.00 for the first kilometer and an additional Php 1.00 for every kilometer thereafter.
The electric tricycle is being promoted as a more economical and greener alternative to gasoline-fueled tricycles. It is also part of the city’s efforts to reduce air pollution and lessen greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the use of electric vehicles.
The e-trikes are powered by a lithium-ion battery and 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.