e-Jeepney in Makati E-jeepneys, short for electrical jeepneys, were the brainchild of Green Renewable Independent Power Producers, Inc. or GRIPP in partnership with Mr Robert Puckett, President of Solar Electric Company in the Philippines.
e-Jeepney in Makati The e-jeepneys are locally fabricated and assembled in the Philippines by PhUV Inc., the business arm of the Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers Assn. of the Phils. (MVPMAP). It is equipped with either a 5 kw, 72-volt electric motor or a 7 kw, 84-volt one, either with or without transmission, It is the first electric vehicle granted an orange license plate by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to operate on Philippine roads.
e-Jeepney in Makati
e-Jeepney in Makati From the Makati Fire station where it is based, the e-jeepney circles the Makati Central Business District.
e-Jeepney in Makati The Visit at the e-jeepney Station Our group visited the e-jeepney station at the Makati Fire Station. We were entertained by a MAPSA officer who answered our querriesabout the e-jeepney
e-Jeepney in Makati Click slide to play The officer-in-charge answered some questions that were to asked to him. He also discussed the history of e-jeepney and its operation.
e-Jeepney in Makati Click slide to play The MAPSA officer discussed how to charge the batteries of the e-jeepney which serve as its fuel.
e-Jeepney in Makati The source of energy are the six chargeable wet cell batteries located under the passenger seats. The batteries are charged for 6 hours and after full charging, it can run a total of 100km.
e-Jeepney in Makati A chance to take a ride and tour around the Makati’s central business district of which the e-jeepney operates. As we were toured around the Makati Central Business District, we observed that the e-jeepneyhas no tailpipe emission. A proof that indeed it does not contribute to air pollution. Not only that, it makes no noise too.
e-Jeepney in Makati The e-jeepney ride is comfortable. Its being small makes its mobility to be fine. According to Newton’s second law of motion, small mass has greater acceleration keeping the force constant. The size of the e-jeepney is designed according to this. It has safety features also like horizontal bar for passengers to hold to overcome inertia.
e-Jeepney in Makati E-jeepney is timely now that the air we breathe is already polluted due to air pollution caused by too much carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide emission. At least, this is a good example that we can have an alternative way of transport which is environmental friendly.