The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has launched a free solar charging station for electric bikes and scooters to encourage the public to use alternative modes of transportation amid the surging cost of fuel products.
Artes mentioned that the charging station, which will open daily and will be located at the agency’s new office in Pasig.
“Putting up free charging stations for electronic vehicles such as e-bikes and e-scooters would encourage the public to use alternative modes of transportation and at the same time help them save expenses from high fuel costs,” MMDA Chairman Romando Artes said.
Three solar panels with built-in inverters will be the main power source of the station with a total of six 220 volts charging outlets.
Those who would be using the charging station should bring their own cables.
Meanwhile, Artes appealed to e-bikers and e-scooter drivers to adhere to the Land Transportation Office’s Administrative Order No. 2021-039 or the Consolidated Guidelines in the Classification, Registration, and Operation of All Types of Electric Motor Vehicles for their own safety.
Additional Report: Philstar, CNN PH
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