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eSakay electric jeeps announces Makati-Mandaluyong service routes to the public!

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eSakay' fleet of electric Jeepneys will soon service a new Makati-Mandaluyong route to the commuting public.
eSakay electric jeeps announces Makati-Mandaluyong service routes to the public!
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In 2017, Land Transportation statistics say that over 2.5 Million vehicles traverse the roads of Metro Manila alone.

Over the years, the number of people with the perception of buying new cars has decreased because of rising inflation, higher excise tax and ballooning fuel prices. Despite this somewhat bleak outlook, vehicle sales managed an 18.4 percent growth rate that indicate an uptick in the Philippine's economy.

This also increases the dependence on fossil fuels that have prompted stakeholders to take a reduced carbon emissions approach. One of these is electric vehicles.

eSakay jeeps announces Makati-Mandaluyong route!

eSakay, an end-to-end electric transport solutions provider aims to address the Philippine's growing transportations concerns. It may even be the answer to the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) eventual shift to the ambitious 2017 Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).

The 15 modern eJeeps from eSakay will ply the Buendia MRT station to Mandaluyong City Hall route via Jupiter street development route.

These eJeeps are 100 percent electric and are emission free. They also provide PUV innovations for passenger convenience and safety with side entrances, on-board WiFi, automated fare collection system, GPS tracking system, CCTV cameras, USB charging ports and more. It even has priority seating for disabled and senior citizens.

Meralco has long been an advocate for the wider use of electric vehicles in the country with the EV shuttling service and electric bike sharing program at the Meralco Center in Ortigas. It soon became clear to us that electric vehicles were indeed a viable transport solution. That’s when we partnered with private companies, government institutions and now, public transport operators who expressed keen interest in utilizing EVs for their transport needs, said eSakay Chairman and Meralco Senior Vice President Alfredo S. Panlilio

Beyond supporting transport operators by supplying ePUVs and building charging stations, we realized that we could create a greater impact by being one with them. From this, was born our project to operate an electric jeepney route connecting Mandaluyong to the Makati CBD said eSakay President/CEO and Meralco Vice President Raymond B. Ravelo at the unveiling.

This project is just one of many steps in our efforts to spur EV adoption, as we work towards a common goal of nation-building, sustainable growth and inclusive development. With this route, we, at eSakay, hope to prove the viability of electric vehicles and inspire other operators to follow suit, Ravelo closed.

What do you guys think? Do you think this will help the Metro's mass transportation concerns? 
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