To-Jo Motors participated in different projects of both government and private institutions to strive for the promotions of the benefits of electric vehicles.
DOST-PCIEERD and EVAP E-JEEPNEY
Year: 2020 – 2022
The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) together with the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines developed two prototype units of 23-capacity Electric Jeepney that will conform with the standards set for PNS Class 2 category of the PUV Modernization Program, with To-Jo Motors as the manufacturing partner to realize the concept and develop them into working vehicle units. These units symbolize that electric jeepneys are viable and feasible means for public transport. The units are currently being tested and running in Alabang.
DOST and DLSU FLEXIBLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE (FLEV)
Year: 2021 – present
Department of Science and Technology partnered with De La Salle University to develop a prototype of a Flexible Electric Vehicle, or FLEV. The FLEV is designed on a single platform, with the body being easily converted into a full passenger vehicle, a utility-type, cargo, or pick-up vehicle, depending on its purpose. It also conforms to the PNS Class 1 category of the PUV Modernization Program. The overall design of the vehicle is being developed by DLSU engineers and produced by To-Jo Motors. Upon completion, more units shall be manufactured for distribution to partner cities of this project, initially in Pasig. Prototyping of unit is still ongoing.
UN HABITAT ELECTRIC QUAD (E-QUAD)
Year: 2021 – present
The United Nations group UN HABITAT partnered with To-Jo Motors to produce a compact vehicle categorized as an Electric Quad or E-Quad that is road-worthy and can traverse in small alleys with ease. To-Jo Motors engineers were tasked to make the E-Quad light and fast using European-made motor. The vehicle can be utilized as either a 4-seater passenger car or last-mile logistics vehicle. Upon completion, more vehicles will be produced and will be distributed to Pasig City as the initial recipient of the project. Prototyping of unit is still ongoing.
BOI-JICA: KAIZEN PROGRAM
To-Jo Motors became the first company to become recipient of process and technology assistance from the partnership of Board of Investments (BOI) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). To-Jo Motors underwent sessions and activities related to process improvement, such as 5S and Kaizen, as well as business matching with Japanese corporations, that will boost the productivity of the company, in preparation of being a home-grown world-class manufacturing company.
In support of the PUV MODERNIZATION PROGRAM kickstarted by the Department of Transportation and Land Transport Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), To-Jo Motors joined in showcasing our electric PUV jeepneys across the country, from Luzon to Mindanao, to promote not just the benefits from using EV’s, but also to highlight the importance of modernizing our public transportation for the safety and comfort of daily commuters.