Driving an Electric Vehicle
Electric vehicles have been growing in popularity for many years, with more manufacturers focusing on alternative fuelled vehicles in their ranks and making a strong commitment to reducing emissions across the globe.
In Metro Manila, major cities have started to make use of e-vehicles to transport local residents and transient workers. Electric jeeps and electric tricycles are also getting more and more common in the country’s major business districts and urban areas. The establishment of “green cities” is also expected to generate higher demand for e-vehicles for public transportation.
The steady increase in the number of tourist arrivals in the Philippines has led to an increased demand for environmentally sound transport services. Resorts and local government units have started to invest in e-vehicles, such as electric tricycles and electric jeeps, to reduce carbon emission, to preserve the natural beauty of the environment, and to provide transportation to the growing number of tourists. This trend is now gaining momentum due to heightened environmental awareness. E-vehicles can be found in key tourist spots such as Boracay and Palawan.
Electricity is a form of renewable energy. This means you won’t be expending limited resources, like fossil fuels, to power your car.
Lower Levels of Pollution
Owing to the nature of electric engines, there are far fewer emissions. In fact, an EV has zero polluting elements coming from its exhaust.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a lot of EVs are manufactured using base materials which are themselves ecologically beneficial.
You’ll be able to recycle the engine (or battery) of an electric car. This reduces the need for production – which in turn lowers the overall damage done to the environment.
Ready to drive an electric vehicle?
Just as there are a variety of technologies available in conventional vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs) have different capabilities that can accommodate different drivers’ needs. A major feature of EVs is that drivers can plug them in to charge from an off-board electric power source. This distinguishes them from hybrid electric vehicles, which supplement an internal combustion engine with battery power but cannot be plugged in.
Since the Philippines doesn’t have many charging stations yet, it might take time for Filipinos to fully adapt.