AFP receives e-trikes from DOE

QUEZON CITY, July 29 (PIA) –Soon, e-trikes will be plying inside military camps as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received donation of 50 e-trikes from the Department of Energy (DOE). 

AFP Chief of Staff General Staff General Benjamin Madrigal, Jr., DOE Undersecretary Jesus Cristino Posadas and AFP Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics BGen. FernylBucasigned the Deed of Donation on Thursday, July 25 in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. 

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. receives a symbolic key from Energy Undersecretary Jesus Cristino Posadas during the ceremonial signing of the Deed of Donation and Turnover to End-Users of 50 e-trikes donated by the Department of Energy on Thursday, 25 July 2019 at the GHQ Canopy, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. The 50 E-Trikes will cater to military and civilian personnel and visitors of Camp Aguinaldo, Camp Nakar in Quezon, Camp Aquino in Tarlac, Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija, and Sangley Point in Cavite. (Photos courtesy of SN1 Donald H Viluan PN / PAOAFP)

The AFP chief expressed his gratitude to the DOE.

“It is always for the benefit of everyone that we advance efforts geared on ecological balance. That is why with today’s launching, we are grateful to celebrate the greater impact that the e-trike project poses to our environment,” said Gen. Madrigal.

According to AFP, the e-trikes will also be distributed to Camp Aquino in Tarlac, Camp Nakar in Quezon Province, Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija, and inSangley Point, CaviteCity. 

The donation of e-trikes is part of the energy department’s implementation of the market transformation through introduction of the Energy Efficient Electric Vehicles Project or the E-Trike Project.

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In partnership with the Asian Development Bank and the Clean Technology Fund, the objective of the e-trike project is to promote energy efficiency and clean technologies in the transport sector.

The introduction of e-trikes with lithium-ion battery technology is envisioned to pave the way for increased safety standards and improved environmental compliance. (PAO AFP)

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