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EMotors launches ZuM electric tricycles

Louella Desiderio - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Local electric vehicle (EV) assembler EMotors Inc. has launched its ZuM electric tricycles and opened its first dealership in Visayas as it expands in the country.

EMotors chief executive officer Beth Lee said the opening of its first Visayas dealership in Mandaue City in Cebu is in line with the company’s plan to expand operations.

“This important milestone marks the start of our nationwide business operations.  It also marks the beginning of our long-standing advocacy of poverty alleviation, livelihood and job creation, and climate change mitigation,” she said.

Cebu was chosen to be the location of the firm’s first dealership in Visayas as the premier industrial hub pursues sustainable and environment-friendly business practices.

As one of the areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda, programs and businesses that help protect the environment and lower the city’s carbon footprint by lessening pollution, are seen to be positive developments.

Amid Cebu’s major tourism draw, the use of clean, zero-emission e-trikes to shuttle residents and tourists alike is not only seen to create jobs and yield increased incomes for owners, but likewise serve as a clear commitment to sustainability.

“We offer a solution to serve the needs of Filipinos for an affordable, low cost, low maintenance, innovative and easy to use vehicle, one that helps increase their incomes while at the same time, help clean our air,” Lee said.

EMotors, which invested P107 million for its manufacturing facility in Santa Rosa, Laguna, is looking for customers as it seeks to expand its output.

The firm assembles the ZuM electric three-wheelers.

The EV maker intends to utilize its plant’s initial production capacity of 200 units per month this year.

EMotors currently has customers engaged in the beverage, logistics and garments sectors.

EMotors is the country’s first manufacturer and assembler of electric tricycles  to be registered with the Board of Investments’ Motor Vehicle Development Program under Executive Order 156. It is also the first to be registered in EO 226 or the Investment Priorities Plan.

AMID CEBU

BETH LEE

BOARD OF INVESTMENTS

CEBU

EXECUTIVE ORDER

INVESTMENT PRIORITIES PLAN

MANDAUE CITY

MOTOR VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

SANTA ROSA

VISAYAS

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