Don’t be surprised if you see Pure Electric Vehicles roaming the busy streets of Bonifacio Global City (BGC). Just recently, EMotors, Inc., the social enterprise and local manufacturer and assembler of electric 3-wheel vehicles and The Net Group (TNG), the country’s largest green office building developer, started using ZüM passenger e-shuttles to serve the transport needs of its employees.
EMotors and TNG partnered together to serve the transport needs of its own staff, officers, and tenants starting with their two buildings, Net Park and Net Lima located at the heart of upscale BGC.
“We want to help alleviate the stress of commuting for TNG staff and our tenants even within a short range of radius with the free point-to-point ZÜM electric shuttle, one that also supports our corporate sustainability goals,” said Raymond Rufino, Co-President, The Net Group.
“The endeavor provides for a win-win-win situation for all stakeholders where the company, the people, and the city gain from the obvious benefits of using zero-emission, zero-noise electric vehicles,” said EMotors President, Elizabeth H. Lee.
Aside from providing a much cleaner transport solution, the project is also aimed in helping address three major social issues including Women’s Welfare- where majority of the e-shuttle drivers are women; Livelihood Creation- where drivers get to earn a living that is less taxing, more enjoyable, and fulfilling; and Environmental Protection by limiting environmental degradation, pollution, and supporting clean air efforts.
“By working together, we co-create mutual value. We connect with visionary leaders & citizens who put importance in transforming the way we live, work, play, one that jumpstarts a radical change in how we move around our communities and lessen our impact on the environment,” added Ms. Lee.
As cities worldwide continue to become innovative climate solution hubs, the time for electric vehicles becoming an integral part of a city’s transport mix may come sooner that you think.
EMotors, Inc. is a social enterprise that aims to make a positive impact on poverty alleviation; job creation and employment; and climate change mitigation. The company also aims to provide a solution to low income, high cost and high pollution.
EMotors is the country’s first and only 100% Filipino-owned manufacturer and assembler of three-wheeled zero-emission electric vehicles (“e-trikes”), to be registered with the Dept. of Trade and Industry/Board of Investment’s Motor Vehicle Development Program under EO156. It is likewise the first to be registered with the EO226, the Investment Priority Plan. The company is also accredited with the Land Transportation Office (LTO). EMotors, Inc. was the official APEC 2015 Green Mobility Partner representing the country on climate change mitigation efforts in the transport industry.