Electric motorcycles, scooters to top 138 million worldwide by 2017
Posted by Cynthia Furey
Apr 18, 2011
The number of electric motorcycles and scooters on the road worldwide should skyrocket from 17 million in 2011 to 138 million by 2017. So says a forecast by Pike Research, a market and consulting firm that uses supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment to reach its conclusions.. ... read more
April 4, 2011
Green Tech Eco Center’s sales office and showroom on the National Highway in Puerto Princesa, Palawan is now closed to better serve our customers needs. We are presently privately contracted for research and development of some very exciting new EV technologies! We also provide onsite, mobile service, installation, sales and free delivery anywhere in Puerto Princesa! Expert sales, service, consultation, and training on all makes and models of electric vehicles and charging systems. Wind, Solar, Hydro or Electric charge any EV, just ask us how! We stock most all the parts of the vehicles we provide. Visit our new research, development, and testing location by appointment only, just 30 minutes from the city center.
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Puerto Princesa to Field 40 Electric Tricycles as Taxi Fleet
By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat
September 20, 2010
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan has recently ordered the first batch of 40 electric tricycles (eTrikes) to serve as taxis to and from the Puerto Princesa City International Airport. The eTrikes will be supplied by local assembler Green Tech EcoCenter (GTE) in partnership with PhUV Inc., the business arm of the Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers Association of the Phils. (MVPMAP). ... read more
First electric Trike Taxi
for Puerto Princesa International Airport
September 11, 2010
Mayor Hagedorn of Puerto Princesa, Palawan ordered the first in a fleet of 50 electric tricycle taxis, (eTraxi) for Puerto Princesa International Airport from GreenTech EcoCenter. It will be the first eTraxi assembled in PPC with local labor making the fiberglass body. The project is part of Hagedorn's vision of preserving the clean air of the city along with providing new jobs for the people.
Mayor Edward Hagedorn is a pioneer in electric trikes. He and a team headed by Mr. Rolly Conception created the first electric tricycle in the Philippines in 2006. This is the ongoing clean air project to continue his and the council's vision to keep air pollution down in Puerto Princesa by eventually converting all of the 4000 gas powered tricycles over time to all electric.
The original ET#1 Trikebayan electric motorcycle conversion- 2008
Left: Rolly Conception
far right: Mayor Edward Hagedorn
ET#2 (Electric Tricycle) 2nd generation all electric 3000 KW
motor, attached to an existing sidecare. Still running to date. Joint effort of
Dave Dewbre and Eagle motorcycle
This project will create new jobs for the people of Puerto Princesa by traing electric mechanics, fiber glass body makers, welders, and trainers.
PHuv makers of the electric Jeepney plying the roads of Makati, and Green Tech EcoCenter have teamed up to create a new hybrid to conform to the needs of the airport trike.
ET#3 - 3rd generation 3000 kw prototype full body connected etrike.
Dave explaining the parts to Mayor Ed Hagedorn and Assist. City Administrator Rebecca Labit
Dying man- His wish to ride his Electric trail bike
August 25, 2010
Environment Friendly Online store received an order for a ZEV5100 Trail and long range Utility electric bike. It is the world's first street legal electric trail and dirt road motor scooter! It can take to the pavement and serve as a commuter bike. The lead time on production is normally 90 days.
Shortly after the order was placed the man wrote an email politely asking if they could speed up the production since he was diagnosed with a fatal liver disease and he may not even have 90 days to live! His only wish is to be able to ride and enjoy the E-trail/utility bike as much as he can before he dies! ... read more
EV group supports MMDA on number coding exemption
By ANJO PEREZ
August 20, 2010, 9:41am
The major players in the electric vehicle sector recently expressed their full support for the initiative of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino to exempt electric buses from the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number coding program.
Rommel Juan, president of the newly-organized Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (eVAP) said that the MMDA policy being drafted would go a long way towards helping the growth of the electric vehicle industry in the country.
"The EV industry is still in its infancy stage and this MMDA initiative is a major first step that could result in a giant leap," Juan said.
It is an incentive that we hope will cover not only eBuses but all electric vehicles as well, from eBikes to eScooters to eTrikes to eQuads to the now-popular and tested eJeepneys. Chairman Tolentino is therefore on the right track and we commend him for it," Juan added.
eVAP brings together the major players in the local EV industry, including the manufacturers, assemblers, dealers, parts suppliers, academe, NGOs, enthusiasts and advocates of electric vehicles. It aims to educate the public on environmental awareness and to accelerate the country's conversion from using gas-powered vehicles to electric vehicles.
On the other hand, Ferdi Raquelsantos, president of electric jeepney maker PhUV Inc. said that this MMDA initiative is welcome news. "The eJeepney blazed the trail for EVs in the Philippines. Its use has grown since we introduced it two years ago. It has proven to be more economical to run and less expensive to maintain. There is no cooling system, no exhaust system, no fuel system, no engine, thus there is no harmful exhaust fumes to contend with. This will surely help improve air quality not only in Metro Manila but in any locality where it operates," Tolentino said.
PhUV Inc. is the business arm of the Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (MVPMAP) and supplied the numerous electric jeepneys now plying the Makati Green Route (MGR) in its Salcedo and Legazpi Village loops. It is the only eJeepney that can be registered with the LTO and be given its unique orange plate. It also supplied the eJeepneys for the Quezon City government's Hatirang Bayan program, the House of Representatives, the Puerto Princesa LGU, Plantation Bay in Cebu, DLSU Dasmarinas, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, among others.
Both Juan and Requelsantos believe that electric vehicles are not only good for the environment, they are also good for the health and the economy. "In areas where the EVs operate, there is less respiratory diseases. There is also no noise pollution. In fact, as proof, the MGR program in the densely-populated and chic Makati City is probably the first and most successful use of EVs for mass transport in Asia", said Raquelsantos.
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
August 16, 2010
US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. at Badjao Seafront Restaurant - Aug. 16, 2010 with the Eagle electric tricycle of Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Ambassador Thomas loved the electric trike and was kind enough to pose for us with it. Mrs. Helen Limjoco the left of the Ambassador and Diana Limjoco and Dave Dewbre on the right. We hope to take him for a spin on his next visit.
Eagle Electric motorbikes- Philippines
Thursday, April 8, 2010 - The new 1500 watt Eagle motorbikes arrived in Puerto Princesa and Manila shops night before last. These are stronger than the 1000 watt units that Green Tech EcoCenter staff have been driving for 3 years now.
Dave first bought several Eagle Ebikes for himself to test when we lived in Subic Freeport. We have been hooked on them since. Dave, being the EV enthusiasts and user, realized the need to also service the units and has made sure that no matter where you buy one, you won't be left with no one to turn to if you need a new part or service. I went around to traditional gas motorcycles shops today and it seems these E bikes are cheaper than some 125cc models.
|Dave Dewbre in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. Showing an expat how easy it is to ride the electric otor bikes. Having been around them and seeing them used by staff, it seems they are pretty maintenance free. Not having to fill up with gas is a real joy. The quiet, noiseless and zero smoke ride makes it a real pleasure to be on.
It's not as fun in PPC to drive them as it was in the Subic Freeport housing area. But for practical purposes like sending the staff on errands,they are still reliable and cheaper to operate than the gas versions. Hopefully someday, PPC will go all electric and dispense with the gas belching, noisy traditional gas motorcycles and tricycles.
|Dave used to take Alysha for rides in a kangaroo type baby harness since she could hold her head up by herself. You can see how happy she is!
Charging with the sun
Palawan State University - Electrical Engineering
students come to the Palawan Green Tech Eco Center to learn and experience
EV technology including alternative charging methods like solar and wind.
Eagle electric tricycles- Puerto Princesa Palawan
Puerto Princesa, Palawan - February 26, 2010 - Mayor Edward Hagedorn has always been a pioneer in environmental issues. These are the latest electric tricycle prototypes in Puerto Princesa, Palawan developed by Dave Dewbre,EVC (Electric Vehicle Consultant) and Willy Dela Cruz of Eagle Motorcycles.
Green Tech EcoCenter in Puerto Princesa has made them available as their exclusive distributors and they are testing the bodies and motors. GT EcoCenter is developing a livelihood project along with Eagle- (http://www.eaglemotorcycles.net) to assemble them in Puerto Princesa, Palawan to create more jobs as well as preserve the fresh air in the city.
Images Asia Magazine came to do magazine photo shoot and they shared these photos with us. http://www.images-asia.com
Photos by Voltaire Fernandez Domingo for Images Asia Magazine
Eagle electric tricycles and electric motorcycle. Shot at Baywalk, in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Mayor Ed Hagedorn with the latest electric tricycles for Puerto Princesa City from http://www.eaglemotorcycles.net
Shot at Baywalk, in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
|Mayor Ed Hagedorn
with the latest electric tricycles for Puerto Princesa City from Eagle Motorcycles
|Mayor with EVC Dewbre
with Diana Limjoco, of Green Tech EcoCenter and her mom, Helen Limjoco. |
|Dave Dewbre and E trike
and electric motorcycle with Diana Limjoco of Green Tech EcoCenter of Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Promoting Electric Vehicle Projects in the Philippines
Subic Bay, Zambales - September 11, 2009 - Dave Dewbre, EVC (Electric Vehicle Consultant) and CEO of Digital Web Group Inc, along with Willy Dela Cruz, CEO of Eagle Motorcycles, announces the upcoming release of electric tricycles in the Philippines. Addressing the need for alternative transportation, driven by emerging economies and decreasing petroleum reserves, Dave Dewbre goes on a joint venture with Eagle Motorcycles to promote electric tricycle projects for Philippines cities.
Dave Dewbre, an environment protection advocate, invested heavily in EVs and particularly in electric motorcycle research and development for over four years in order to help problems such as air pollution, global warming and rising energy costs. A lot of technology has been developed and more is underway. All of the final products can easily be upgraded as technology changes. They are also safe, economical and aerodynamic in design.
The company will be opening distribution and retail outlets in all major locations. They will also establish several battery charging stations and provide training for upcoming EV mechanics. This project will not only contribute to environment protection, but will also provide job opportunities for the Filipino community.
About Eagle Motorcycles
Eagle Motorcycles is a retailer and distributor of electric motorcycles, scooters, and motorbikes in Asia and the Philippines. Eagle Electric Motorcycles and the Environment Friendly Stores were established in response to the need of developing a global electric vehicle market. Eagle Motorcycles have assembled a team of industry recognized experts with vast experience in all aspects of Electric Vehicle procurement, development, and deployment.
June 13, 2009 - Mayor Ed Hagedorn of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines wanted to know if our 3000 watt Electric motorcycle would pull an existing side car on one of their local gas tricycles. That same day Dave Dewbre, EVC-CEO of Digital Web Group, Inc and Willy Dela Cruz of Eagle Motorcycles Philippines, took it to a welder and it was done by 8am the following morning.
The Mayor took off on it like it was a Ferrari!! He had no problems with it. This was a test of the Mayor's EV feasability study to address Puerto Princesa's existing gas tricycle problem.The study was to test the ability of this 3000 watt electric motor to function under existing streets, inclines and passenger scenarios. Mayor Ed Hagedorn, considered the possibility of converting the 4000 existing wide tricycle bodies as a budgetary reduction possibility.
The DWG 3000 watt electric motorbike, provided by DWG, Inc., did indeed make it all day around the town without needing a charge and to date is still running. After consideration for long term use and future needs, city image etc, a more ergonomic and lighter fiberglass body was chosen by the Mayor instead.
Mayor Hagedorn testing the retro fitted 3000 watt Eagle Electric motor bike done by Eagle Motorcycles of Cavite.
Mayor Hagedorn, Dave Dewbre, EVC and Willy Dela Cruz, CEO of Eagle Motorcycles going over the operation of the Electric Tricycle with the operator.
|EVC, Dave Dewbre of Eagle Motorcycles and Mayor Hagedorn testing out the new Etrike prototype. June 13, 2009 Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines |
|2009 3KW Eagle Electric Scooter with old and heavy Palawan Side car.
Deputy NSA Luis "Chavit" Singson buys our Eagle electric motorcycle
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, November 11, 2008
Former Ilocos Governor and now Deputy National Security Adviser Luis "Chavit" Singson recently went to Subic and became interested in our environment friendly electric motor scooters. He bought one from Dave Dewbre and Willy Dela Cruz of Eagle Motorcycles. Chavit says he will use the eco-friendly scooter at his home in Baluarte in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur... read more
Willy dela Cruz, Dave Dewbre and Deputy NSA Chavit Singson
Deputy NSA Chavit Singson trying out the eco-friendly electric scooter
Eagle Motorcycle electric tricycle project in Cavite