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