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    Posted February 1, 2013 by
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    Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

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    Philippine jeepney goes electric

     

    The popular means of public transportation at the University of the Philippines (UP) goes electric.

     

    Electric jeepneys (e-jeeps) have started plying the route from the university's campus in Diliman to SM North EDSA shopping mall in Quezon City and vice-versa on Monday, Jan. 28.

     

    E-jeeps in the campus follow the same fare matrix as diesel-powered jeepneys.

     

    Commuters say that e-jeeps run noticeably slower than their diesel-powered counterparts. An e-jeep runs at an average speed of 30km/h.

     

    E-jeeps were initially tested in UP Diliman in 2008.

     

    This is a project of the National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS) based in the university.

     

    For more information on Philippine jeepneys, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeepney#E-jeepneys

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