Davao City will be the first city in the Philippine to deploy an electric bus system that will be developed by Aboitiz Group, GET Philippines, and Spain-based QEV Technologies.
Called the Business for Environmentally Sustainable Transformation (BEST) Bus project, the project aims to “be green, be digital, and be kind” for the good of the community.
Davao Light and Power Co., an affiliate of Aboitiz Power Corp., will be part of the e-bus project for the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte.
“In significantly reducing harmful emissions, maximizing available new technologies, and encouraging inclusive benefits for all, the BEST Bus project aims to leave a lasting impact on the environmental sustainability of the city and the country,” said AboitizPower in a statement.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte welcomed the project since she advocates efficient and environmentally sustainable transportation options for the city’s riding public.
“These buses marry modern convenience, functionality and environmental sustainability, and will be a treat for Dabawenyos this Christmas season – for not only are they fully electric and zero-emission buses, but they are also equipped with internet connectivity, and ramps and wheelchair slots for persons with disabilities (PWDs),” Duterte said.
The e-bus system will have two downtown routes with bus stops every 400 meters. It’s fare collection system will be electronic. Seven new air-conditioned electric buses will initially be deployed. SOVEREIGNPH