Philippine’s first step towards Electric Vehicles

Philippine’s transport sector contributes 30% of all pollution in the country and approximately 80% of air pollution in Metro Manila.  In this regards president of Philippine has transferred 20 ADB funded electric tricycles to the City of Mandaluyong on 13th April 2011. This is the first step towards sustainable and energy efficient transport model for the country. These electric vehicles are part of an ADB-funded project to introduce alternatives for the conventional transport system by using energy-efficient transportation technology. ADB40

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National Mission on hybrid and electric vehicles

“Green cars can now run on Indian roads”. The news just came out from the announcement of Budget 2011-2012.  Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced in his budget speech about the cars that run on CNG, LPG and other hybrid and alternative fuels will be encouraged in the country.  It followed by the announcement of a plan to set up ‘National Mission for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles’. The objective of sustainable and environment friendly transport system will be the agenda of40