Iloilo City’s First Electric Bus or E-Bus is part of the principles of bringing MORE to Life, MORE Power executives and officials were seen days ago in the streets of Iloilo City showcasing it.
What was the review of Mayor Jerry Trenas on it?
Mayor Jerry Trenas was one of its first passengers. He was thrilled to ride the eco-friendly e-bus of MORE Power. He also liked the idea of reducing the carbon footprint and making a switch to sustainable transportation options.
What makes the MORE Power E-Bus sustainable?
The MORE Power E-Bus is sustainable because it is powered by a lithium-ion battery charged with electricity. It doesn’t harm the environment because it has no smoke emission as well as noise pollution.
“Part ito ng sustainable objectives ng MORE Power and ang Iloilo city has always been promoting to be a sustainable city with sustainable initiatives. Since we are in the electric distribution business, we thought of bringing this in”, says MORE Power President Roel Castro.
What makes it ideal as a public transport option for the Ilonggos?
MORE Power plans to partner with transport cooperatives in Iloilo City so they may consider adopting this type of public transportation unit. It is ideal because it is fully airconditioned and could carry up to 20 passengers. When fully charged, it could go as far as 100 kilometers.
“Eventually, we want this promoted and that the transport coops will really get into this. This is part of our corporate social responsibility to really introduce a very important sustainable initiative here in the city,” says a jubilant Castro.
What are the developments on this initiative?
MORE Power plans to bring at least 10 units of E-Bus to Iloilo City this year.
MORE Power teamed up with supplier Global Electric Transport or GET Philippines with the hopes of giving an alternative means of transportation, an offshoot of the usual fossil fuel-powered engine.
Where else can this E-Bus be used?
Aside from public transport, this could also serve as a shuttle service for employees working in the Business Process Outsourcing in Iloilo City.
The Iloilo City Government is strongly in support of this initiative for a more sustainable transportation sector for the Ilonggos. This type of electric vehicle has been operating in major provinces and cities in the country, including Taguig City, Davao, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Pampanga, and Batangas.