EMOTORS ZüM is Green Electric Mobility Partner of APEC 2015
Author: Rosalinda L. Orosa The Philippine Star: March 25, 2015
MANILA, Philippines - EMOTORS Inc. (EMI), a 100-percent Filipino-owned social enterprise and maker of ZüM electric tricycles, recently signed a memorandum of agreement with key representatives of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation as the green, electric mobility partner of the APEC 2015 event.
Present during the signing ceremony were Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, APEC 2015 CEO Summit chief operations officer Guillermo Luz and EMI founding director Helen Lee.
With the APEC's theme of "Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World," the inclusion of the ZüM e-trikes as part of the transport requirement option highlights the importance of building a better world with a cleaner environment, using zero-emission electric vehicles that help lower our carbon footprint.
The ZüM e-trikes - registered with the Board of Investments' Motor Vehicle Development Program - will be used in select meeting venues hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry.
"We are honored and support the government's objectives of tackling two key global issues - climate change mitigation and inclusive growth," said Elizabeth Lee, EMI president.
The Philippine government advocates and promotes the use of clean, zero-emission vehicles, recognizing the costly effects of pollution on its citizens with the Clean Air Act.
The Philippines is also an active party to international commitments for the environment and has stepped up enforcement of environmental laws with the Writ of Kalikasan, the first of its kind in the world, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The ZüM e-trikes also help address the issue of inclusive growth where the e-trikes are primarily used as a means of livelihood and a mode of transportation in the provinces.
Using the ZüM e-trikes allows drivers and owners to achieve three things: feed their families and earn a decent living with a higher income above and beyond what they could earn using a gas-fed tricycle; provide much-needed transportation in the area; and help address the global issue of climate change mitigation in the process, by lessening their carbon footprint.
The Philippines is host of the APEC 2015 event with 21 member-economies gathering in the country, including ministers and delegates from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the US and Vietnam.