City open to use e-trikes

Mayor John Geesnell Yap expressed his openness to the use of electronic vehicles to become the backbone of the city’s mass transport system following the courtesy call of several officials of the Department of Energy.

City Media Bureau’s Jeannette Busano said key DOE officials led by Engr. Jorge Bitoon, Engr. Jonathan Ungab, Hazel Glora, Jessie Ugaym, Bennie Sesibah together with officials of the Philippine Information Agency paid a courtesy call on the mayor last week.

During the visit, the DOE officials opened the idea of using the e-trike.

The officials want to network and collaborate with city officials such as the ones in Tagbilaran to encourage the use of electric vehicles and to move from gas-fed vehicles.

The use of electric tricycle will be beneficial to the environment, at the same time ensuring an efficient and cleaner means of transportation.

It is without doubt the tricycle remains the king of Tagbilaran roads.

The tricycle remains the dominant form of mass transport in the city.

For his part, Yap said he is open for partnership, especially the world is experiencing climate change due to emissions from gas-fed vehicles.

The dramatic effects of climate change should be a catalyst for leaders to have a change in mindset and find ways to address the clamor of reducing carbon emissions.

Earlier, the DOE met with several transport industry people, media and the general public in a symposium at a local hotel.

The concept of electric vehicles was revealed and the rationale was provided.

Currently, there are several locations in the country where the e-trike has been already been implemented such as Cavite, Metro Manila, Boracay, Puerto Princesa and Davao.

Having e-trike in tourism-centric Bohol can boost the image of an eco-tourism destination.



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