DOST-PCIEERD and EVAP Launches Electric Jeepney Prototypes

The Electric Jeepney Prototype

The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) and the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) launched two units of Electric Jeepneys in Alabang Country Club on May 3, 2022. The event was graced by the DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña together with PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit, EVAP Chairman Emeritus Ferdie Raquelsantos, EVAP President Edmund Araga, and EVAP Executive Director Dr. Manny Biona, together with Brgy. Alabang Council and the media. ToJo Motors Corp. was represented by its Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Evan Quinay.

ToJo Motors was selected as the manufacturing partner of EVAP in the development of the two prototype units. The prototyping started in 2020 but due to the pandemic, was only completed in 2021. The electric jeepneys adhere to the Philippine National Standard for PUV Modernization Program Class 2 category. It uses lithium batteries as main power source. The capacity of the e-jeeps is 23 passengers, with seating and standing combined.

The electric jeepneys are currently doing continuous road testing in Alabang, supervised by EVAP.

DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña gives his speech at the launching event.
DOST Secretary dela Peña together with other executives riding the e-jeepney for a test drive around the Alabang route.
The electric jeepney prototypes, an RND initiative by DOST-PCIEERD and EVAP.
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