5 November 2021

eSakay, Inc., a subsidiary of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), has partnered with tech-logistics firm Mober to provide sustainable, on-demand delivery services in the Philippines.

Mober, which provides same-day delivery services to its clients, will start utilizing a fleet of electric cargo vans provided by eSakay, an end-to-end green mobility solutions provider and enabler.

The cargo vans supplied by eSakay are zero-emission commercial vehicles that combine the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) with the design and functionality of reliable goods delivery units, able to transport parcels weighing up to 3,000 kilograms.

Each vehicle has a rated range of about 220 kilometers on a single charge, a top speed of 90 kilometer per hour, and can utilize a DC fast charger that can bring up the unit’s state-of-charge to 80% in just one hour.

The partnership between eSakay and Mober signifies the companies’ commitment to support the Philippines’ transition to cleaner energy, and to promote green and sustainable transport operations.

“We are delighted to have Mober as our strategic partner in our continuing drive to propagate electric vehicles in the country. Being an innovator in their field, this conveys a strong message and a clear example that a positive impact on climate change can be realized in our local logistics industry,” said eSakay COO Jonathan G. Aguirre.

Meralco Chief Sustainability Officer and eSakay President and CEO, Raymond B. Ravelo, for his part: added: “eSakay’s mission of enabling more and more Filipinos to enjoy the benefits of green mobility is indeed in line with Meralco’s sustainability agenda. Together with partners such as

Mober, we will continue to drive key initiatives in vehicle electrification and charging infrastructure enablement, as part of our pledge to protect and preserve our planet, and to power good lives for all.”

Mober Founder Dennis Ng, meanwhile, shared his company’s motivation for adding EVs to its fleet: “We want to set an example in the Philippine logistics industry and do our part in reducing our carbon emissions. Our primary goal has always been to provide efficient service. Having a fleet of electric vans means that we can continue to be efficient, while reducing our carbon footprint.”

Established in 2016, Mober has been a trailblazer in the logistics industry since its inception. The company was initially set up as an on-demand delivery app, designed to help solve the logistics challenges of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The Mober Same Day Delivery app served SMEs that needed to transport their goods but did not have available delivery vehicles.

eSakay, on the other hand, is the green mobility arm of Meralco that provides end-to-end EV and charging infrastructure solutions for institutional customers and the riding public. It is committed to enabling and supporting the country’s transition towards a cleaner and a more sustainable transport system.