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|NEDA approves P21.5-B E-trike project|
|Topic Started: Mar 26 2012, 08:05 PM (622 Views)|
|Frenzy||Mar 26 2012, 08:05 PM Post #1|
NEDA approves P21.5-B E-trike project
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) approved a P21.5-billion project to promote sustainable transportation and achieve energy efficiency.
The Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy Efficient Electric Tricycle (E-trike) Project will reduce fuel consumption of tricycles by 2.8 percent, equivalent to 560,926 oil barrels, NEDA said in a statement Monday.
"The project will distribute 100,000 E-trikes to tricycle operators on a lease-to-own arrangement, replacing their old gas-fed and two-stroke gasoline engine units. This way, we are also able to protect our environment,” according to NEDA, citing Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA board vice chair Cayetano W. Paderanga Jr.
"The electric tricycle is a specially designed, highly efficient tricycle that runs on a motor powered by a battery charged by electricity. E-trikes produce no noise, no tailpipe emissions, and represent an opportunity to make public transportation in the Philippines more environmentally conscious while improving the livelihood of tricycle drivers across the country," reads the project description on the website of Asian Development Bank, which is financing part of the project through a P12.9-billion loan.
|ayoshi||Mar 26 2012, 10:37 PM Post #2|
5000 e-trikes to ply Manila, Boracay, Palawan
A sample of an e-trike from the ADB pilot project (Photo courtesy of ADB)
There may soon be a new King of the Road: energy-efficient electric tricycles that promises to cut down carbon emissions and noise pollution.
The Department of Energy e-trike project was among 12 projects that the National Economic and Development Authority Board approved in its first meeting for the year.
Arnel Garcia, officer-in-charge of the DOE Alternative Fuel and Energy Technology Division, told Yahoo! Southeast Asia that they are already targeting the release of around 5,000 e-trikes within the year.
Most will be distributed in the National Capital Region and other key cities. According to a timeline from the ADB, e-trikes will also be distributed in top tourist sites, Puerto Princesa and Boracay.
No noise, no tailpipe emissions
According to a briefing paper from the Asian Development Bank, which paid for a pilot project to test the e-trikes last year, the electric engines in the e-trikes can use up 75 percent of energy to power the vehicle.
In contrast, the standard internal combustion engine has an energy efficiency of 20 percent. The rest of the energy generated by fossil-fuel fired engines is lost.
Driving an e-trike also will mean an estimated savings of P200 a day that could be used to pay off financing on the e-trikes, ADB said.
The DOE has also hired a Japanese contractor to check the soundness of the winning e-trike designs from a contest that ended this month.
The project will still have to undergo competitive international bidding.
Longer LRT and more NEDA projects
The NEDA Board has also approved a proposed P60-billion project to extend the Light Rail Transit-1 line.
The line currently runs from Roosevelt Station in Quezon City to Baclaran Station in Pasay City. The project will then extend the line 11.7 kilometers to Bacoor, Cavite. The extension will pass through Parañaque and Pasay and will have eight new passenger stations.
The NEDA Board also approved the following projects: Agus VI Hydroelectric Power Plant (Units 1 and 2) Uprating Project, Land Transportation Office Infrastructure and Information System (LTO-IIS) Project, Jalaur River Multipurpose Irrigation Project Phase II. Proponent, Umayam River Irrigation Project (URIP), Casecnan Multipurpose Irrigation and Power Project (CMIPP)–Irrigation Component Phase II, Bridge Construction Project for Expanded Agrarian Reform Communities (ARC) Development – Umiray Bridge, Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Program (INREMP), Baler–Casiguran Road Improvement Project, Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Measures in Low-Lying Areas of Pampanga Bay Project, and the Samar Pacific Coastal Road Project.
The projects will cost the government an estimated P133 billion.
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|spearhead||Mar 26 2012, 11:44 PM Post #3|
DoctorNO, Your Neutral Observer.
Another great news folks!
Mods pls merge this with this existing thread thank you:
Philippine Infrastructure Developments, Transportation & Tourism Industries.
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|zztopy||Mar 30 2012, 06:41 PM Post #4|
|i wonder if they will have a few on sale for private use, this should be perfect for around town errands.|
|Frenzy||Mar 30 2012, 08:58 PM Post #5|
|^I passed by a showroom in Paranaque with display of e-bikes & e-trikes, made in China nga lang.|
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