The Department of Energy, through Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, has donated 900 electric tricycle units to the cities of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Pateros and Valenzuela.
Cusi signed a Memorandum of Agreement with city mayors Imelda Aguilar of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa’s Jaime Fresnedi, Miguel “Ike” Ponce III of Pateros, and Valenzuela Mayor Rexlon T. Gatchalian at the DoE headquarters on Friday.
“The DoE E-Trike is a project that encourages the transition from oil to cleaner sources of energy,” Cusi said. “The 900 units to be given to the four cities will benefit many communities, in terms of livelihood and the services that it can provide to the people.”
The DoE will provide Las Piñas 100 e-trike units, Muntinlupa 150 units, Pateros 400 units, and Valenzuela 250 units.
Under the MoA, the LGUs must comply with documentary requirements, among other prerequisites, such as their proposal for the use of the e-trikes in their LGUs.
In January, the DoE donated e-trikes to Marawi City as part of the national government’s rebuilding efforts in the city after the siege.
The first 10 of the 200 units will arrive in Cagayan De Oro on Sunday, while the Philippine Navy is scheduling the rest for shipment.
In line with the E-Power Mo campaign, the DoE promotes the modernization of the transport sector by providing an efficient, safe, ergonomic, and environment-friendly alternative mode of transport for local and foreign tourists via the Market Transformation Through the Introduction of Energy Efficient Vehicles (E-trike) Project.
The DoE aims to facilitate transport sector modernization through energy-efficient and alternative technology vehicles to complement the government’s objective of sustainable and inclusive growth.