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Electric Tricycles roll out in Mandaluyong City




Following the debut of the COMET (City Optimized Managed Electric Transport) e-jeepney in Quezon City, the e-tricycles, also known as the E-Trikebayan, are now plying the streets of Mandaluyong City.

The E-Trikebayan was developed by EV Wealth, a subsidiary of Guevent Investments and Development Corporation (GIDC). These e-tricycles are powered by Lithium Ion batteries and are capable of traveling up to 40 km on a single charge. It has a maximum speed of up to 50 kph and can carry six passengers.

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Unlike the COMET e-jeepney that charges via a 220-voltage power outlet, the E-Trikebayan uses a battery charging/swapping model for safe and fast charging. The E-Trike driver just have to visit a battery-swapping outlet within his area and have the depleted battery replaced for a fully-charged one in less than 5 minutes.

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E-Trikebayan product information:
Price: Php315,000
Capacity: 6 passengers and 1 driver
Weight No Load: 300kgs
Weight Full Load: 800kgs
Motor: 3 Kw with CVT
Battery: Gel Type, Lithium Ion, 40AH, 48Volts, with Battery Management System
Full Charge Distance: 40 Kilometers
Maximum Speed: 50 Km/Hr
Battery Charging System: Battery Swap

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The E-Trikebayan is also expected to hit the streets of Boracay, Iloilo, and Tacloban in the next six months.

via: GMA News Online
source: EV Wealth
Photos: EV Wealth Facebook page



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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13 Responses

  1. a says:

    dapat may extra battery kang dala parati

  2. kj says:

    Good idea. Pero seriously? Tricycle pa rin? Kng titingnan natin ang automotive industry, sobrang advance ng ng design ng body nla. Sana man lng medyo um-advance n rin tayo. Madaming magagaling na pinoy designer. Sana man lng magamit natin ang ating mga talents.

    • zhizoicz says:

      good point, pero kung ako ay isang hamak na Juan at gusto ko bumili nyan pang hanapbuhay, di ko na iisipin ang aesthetics kundi profitability.

    • Silverlokk says:

      Not sure about your objection, kung yung pagiging tricyle nya, o yung design nya.

      Kung tricyle, reminder lang na useful pa rin sya, halimbawa mga short trip, e.g., EDSA-Pioneer (Robinson’s Forum) to Williams street corner Pioneer. Parang dalawang kilometro lang ata yon, kung form factor (!) ng dyip, lakad-puno, ilan ang capacity ng mga jeepney ngayon? Matagal bago lumakad. Waiting time para sa trike baka wala pang kalahati.

      Kung yung design nya, maya’t-maya, lalabas din ang individuality ng Pinoy

  3. Sa CDRKing meron din! haha

  4. michael b says:

    Ayus yan ng mabawasan ang CO2 emissions. Necessary pa din ang trike dahil madami masisikip na daanan dito sa pinas. Atleast gumagawa sila ng paraan to save the environment.Good job.

  5. lol says:

    meron din dating e-trikes sa mandaluyong pero adb yung sponsor. mabilis tsaka tahimik. kaso wala na ngayon

    • Ronald says:

      Malamang talo sa charging cost, charging time at maintenance. Pag sobrang tagal mag-charge mawawalan ka na ng pasahero, lalaki pa singil ng kuryente kasi mas lalaki ang generation cost mo sa bahay.

  6. Rainbow Rat says:

    This goes to show that we are slowly being conscious about the environment – which is good. At least, we start with little efforts in improving our way of life.

    Iniisip ko lang kung paano magtatransition ang mga tricycle owners/operators at ano ang mangyayare sa mga units na ginagamit ngayon. I hope the government would find a solution for them and be able to subsidize the overhead costs.

  7. Milhouse says:

    Hopefully, they are not as noisy as the ordinary tricycles. Noise pollution is just as irritating as air pollution.

  8. what says:

    300k for a tricycle? yayaman ditributor nyan a. Afford ba yan ng tricycle drivers? Prang pwede na pambili ng 2nd hand car.

  9. vm says:

    Even without govt subsidy, just like LPG powered taxis, it will prosper or be forgotten on whether or not its cost effective

  10. Justin says:

    P315,000 versus a typical tricycle that costs P35,000 for the motorcycle plus P15,000 for the carriage?

    Maganda sana yung concept/idea behind it. Kaso the price is just too unreasonable.

    Maintenance costs pa… and parts. Good luck selling those.

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