To ensure that the Philippines weans itself from oil and instead leans on alternative energy sources, President Noynoy Aquino plans to replace gasoline-dependent Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) with electric counterparts.
“The (project) is an ambitious multi-year plan to wean public utility vehicles from the use of gasoline and diesel and to encourage them to shift to alternatives like natural gas, electricity and hybrid engines,” he said.
“I would like to see the day when nearly all public utility vehicles… run on alternative fuel, freeing the public transport sector and commuters from the threat of unreasonably high oil prices and unhealthy levels of air pollution.”
This week, PNoy launched his plan by releasing 20 e-Tricycles, electric-powered tricycles, to a suburb in Manila. Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be financing the first stage of the project.
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