Taiwan firm offers electric tricycle model | Inquirer Business

Taiwan firm offers electric tricycle model

/ 10:56 PM January 24, 2014

Philippine Utility Vehicle Inc. (PhUV), a local electric tricycles (e-trikes) assembly firm said its Taiwan-based partner, TecoElectric & Machinery Co. Ltd., had presented to Asian Development Bank for inspection a locally-assembled e-trike.

Teco’s model, which sports a locally made fiberglass body, was said to “completely match” the bid specifications of the Department of Energy (DOE). The e-trike was assembled by PhuV, said John Marasigan, the local firm’s sales manager.


Marasigan said the company expected good performance from the units it was producing. He said some Filipino e-vehicle (EV) companies in the past had problems because they imported parts from various foreign sources, mostly from China, for assembly even if those parts were not technically compatible.

“The performance suffers, the parts and the EV do not last long and ultimately, the buyer is left with a ‘disposable’ vehicle with no after-sales service in terms of capable technicians and spare parts. With a big foreign partner like Teco behind us, we are confident of the EVs that we produce,” he said.


PhUV said the e-trike presented to ADB was driven around the bank’s compound at full load of five passengers and a driver.

“Prior to this, we had already subjected the e-trike to various performance tests in the hills of Antipolo where it showed its capability to navigate steep grades. Its 3kW, 48-volt motor delivered a top speed of 60 kph,” Marasigan said.

“We have proven that given reliable local suppliers and partners, an e-trike that is fully compliant to international standards can be manufactured and assembled locally,” said George Lien, CEO of Teco’s business development center. Riza T. Olchondra

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Business, Electric tricycle model, Philippine Utility Vehicle Inc., Taiwan, TecoElectric & Machinery Co. Ltd.
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Curated business news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.