The reason the Philippines do not show an open Philippines gov bid for more than 2000 e-trike taxis is due to the Asian Development Bank(ADB) handling the project. The Philippines project is SPECIFICALLY an ADB pet project. Google tricycles green adb org
$300 Million(divided by $3,000 per e-trike = 100,000 e-trikes) for Green Transportation Revolution in the Philippines - ADB(info pulled directly from ADB org website): MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing $300 million towards a groundbreaking project that will replace 100,000 gasoline-burning tricycles in the Philippines with clean, energy efficient electric tricycles, or E-Trikes.
“E-Trikes are a cleaner, greener transport solution for the Philippines, and provide a better quality of life for trike drivers,” said Neeraj Jain, ADB’s Country Director for the Philippines. “This project can help transform transportation in the Philippines, and positions the country as a leader in electric vehicle development in Asia.”
About 3.5 million gas-fueled motorcycles and tricycles are currently operating in the Philippines, typically serving as short-distance taxis, with the average tricycle driver earning less than $10 a day. E-Trike drivers will save upwards of $5 a day in fuel costs, and the new E-Trikes have the capacity to carry more passengers. E-Trike drivers saw their daily incomes more than double during a pilot program in Metro Manila.
The new E-Trikes, which run on an electric motor and rechargeable LITHIUM-ION BATTERY, will be introduced to Metro Manila and other urban centers across the Philippines under a lease-to-own arrangement. Replacing 100,000 gasoline-powered trikes will enable the Philippine government to save more than $100 million a year in avoided fuel imports, while decreasing annual CO2 emissions by about 260,000 tons.
ETrike Photo's show a yellow covered, enclosed e-trike. 1-2 NON-ADB websites - optionally MAY/May NOT include a solar panel.
The ADB has a host of documentation available for most of their projects. Perhaps the two key documents are the Report and Recommendations of the President (RRP) and the Project Administration Manual (PAM).
The project identifier in this case is 43207-013, or simply 43207; the project full title is "Republic of the Philippines: Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles Project".
The online page for te RRP has direct links to a number of appendices / exhibits, including the initial technical specifications for the "e-trikes".
The PAM contains detailed costing information and the implementation schedule.
China, thank you; as per the Science channel's marketing message and every engineers manual, "question everything," albeit constructively, and through for example hypothesis testing, trial and error, and process reviews.
More from ADB, statistics cited are per ADB: The proposed e-trikes project will also generate local employment by establishing new associated electric vehicle Support Industries in the Philippines.
Policy note: Energy importing countries around the world are taking policy measures to improve energy security, largely due to global concern over heightened competition for depleting energy resources, price volatility and growing demand.
Many countries are planning to introduce electric vehicles as a strategy to tackle energy security, for example, in Israel, the government has committed to go 100% electric by 2020 and created generous policy incentives for it. President Obama has also set the target of putting one million electric cars on the road by 2015 and his government have provided up to $7,500 rebate per vehicle. UK, Australia, Ireland, Japan, Singapore and many other countries have pro-active policies promoting electric vehicles. According to the International Energy Agency's Technology Roadmap , the current announced policies of the 17 countries will require seven million electric vehicles by 2020.
Accounting for the total energy consumed from [oil] well to wheel, electric vehicles can reduce energy consumption by up to 50% and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 60% compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.