Philippines could have 100,000 electric trikes by 2017
Executives at the Manila Electric utility, aka Meralco, know that electric passenger cars are rare in the Philippines, but that's not stopping them from putting into place a program to install locally produced public charging stations. Made by Meralco, the eVehicle Power Stations are only available in prototype form right now and, since they will cost an estimated $23,000 each, according to the Wall Street Journal, we assume they are DC fast chargers. Meralco may even some day make electric vehicles.
The other program, for all those trikes, is being run by the ADB with the intent to shift some of the 3.5 million dirty fossil-fuel-powered bikes and trikes in the Philippines to cleaner electricity. E-trikes are not unheard of there, but with this new push for electric mobility, they will likely become much more popular.
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