Goodbye tricycles, pedicabs, and kuliglig, hello E-trikes the next few months.


( In an effort to ease the traffic situation and lessen air pollution in Manila City, its local government is going to phase out tricycles, pedicabs, and kuliglig (improvised tractor-tricycles) within the next two to four months. These vehicles will be replaced by “eco-friendly” electric tricycles or E-trikes. The E-trikes will initially be rolled out in major tourist destinations in the city, such as Binondo, Ermita, and Malate.



According to an earlier report by, the project is part of the city's Employment Realization Assistance Program, which aims to provide livelihood opportunities for the residents as there would be over 5,000 E-trikes to be deployed. These will also be recommended for shuttle services in big malls.


The photo above from’s September 2015 archives shows Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada riding an E-trike to test it for use in various offices and events in the city. 



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