Meralco launches e-jeepneys for Makati-Mandaluyong route
MANILA, Philippines — Manila Electric Company’s (Meralco) electric vehicle subsidiary eSakay has launched a fleet of electric jeepneys (e-jeepneys) for the Makati-Mandaluyong route, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Friday.
In a Facebook post, the DOTr said eSakay would be deploying 15 units of e-jeepneys to ply the Buendia MRT Station – Mandaluyong City Hall route via Jupiter Street, with fares ranging from P9 to P15.
“These environment-friendly e-Jeeps are compliant with euro-4 emission standards and PUVMP (PUV Modernization Program) specifications. They run on electricity and are emission-free,” the DOTr said in a statement.
IN PHOTOS: In line with the government's PUV Modernization Program and through the eSakay private sector partnership, 15…
The DOTr added that each vehicle is compliant with the government’s PUVMP, featuring a side entrance, Automated Fare Collection System, GPS tracking system, and CCTV cameras.
The “environment-friendly” e-jeepneys also feature priority seats for senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. These are also equipped with Wi-Fi and USB ports “for passenger convenience and comfort.”
The eSakay Inc. is a registered subsidiary of Meralco which supports the government’s initiative to provide a safer, more sustainable and environmentally-friendly transportation system to the public.
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