Emotors, Net Group sign e-shuttle service
Emotors Philippines Inc. and the Net Group signed a partnership agreement to launch and promote sustainable e-vehicle shuttle service among the Net Group’s seven buildings within the Bonifacio Global City.
E-Motors president Beth Lee said the partnership was a landmark agreement, being the first private sector-led sustainable transportation scheme within the Bonifacio Global City.
“This is a pioneering effort of a corporate entity using electric vehicles to shuttle employees, company officers and tenants within BGC on their way to work and going home, providing ease of mobility for the Net Group building occupants,” she said at the launch of the shuttle service Friday.
Emotors based on a turnkey package agreement will provide an initial seven units of e-trikes that will ferry select Net Park and Net Lima employees and tenants through the first point-to-point routes at Market Market.
The company will be responsible for hiring the drivers who are mostly women, the upkeep and maintenance of the e-trikes.
The scheme will run for a pilot period of three months starting October until December 2017
Lee said the partnership would also help address three social factors—women’s welfare, job generation and protection of the environment.
Net Group co-president Ramon Fernando Rufino said the transportation scheme was a way of caring for Net Group building occupants and employees and provide them with quicker and more comfortable travel time to the office.
“The shuttle service is free. We won’t be charging fees (otherwise) it will be public transport already. If the pilot goes well, we will be adding more units to serve employees and other tenants for the other 5 Net Group buildings in BGC,” Rufino said.
The Net Group’s seven buildings inside the Global City and houses 30,000 employees and tenants.
The seven pilot units are not enough to serve the transportation needs of half a building.