/ 6 July 2021

USING electronic tricycles can generate more income and savings, a recent study from the Cagayan State University revealed.

In the “E-trike Deployment and Utilization Project and the Demonstration of Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station Project,” researchers from the university said that e-trikes utilize lesser energy and are more economical than 4-stroke and 2-stroke tricycles.

“Ten e-Trikes were compared to two 4-stroke and two 2-stroke tricycles which are the current available transport units in the market. Based on the study, the findings showed that the e-trikes are capable of travelling up to 80,000 kms, that the mileage performance decreases as load increases, that it can accommodate maximum road, and that it can be charged through traditional or fast-charging equipment,” CSU said.

The researchers said that tricycle drivers can generate more savings by switching to electronic vehicles.

Aside from its economic impact, e-trike use is proven to be a cleaner and healthier form of transportation.

The findings of the project, CSU said, became the basis for the establishment of the Electro Mobility Research and Development Center in the Philippines.

Based in Tuguegarao City, the project is funded by the Department of Science and Technology and aims to reduce the carbon dioxide emission through the use of e-vehicles.

“The center shall be working on the design, fabrication, and development on the different e-trike parts and the viability of the conversion of the traditional tricycle to e-trike,” CSU said.

“The projects were made possible through the support and leadership of President Urdujah Alvarado and former DOST Regional Director and now USEC. Sancho Mabborang,” it added.