The SOLUTIONSplus demonstration action in Pasig (Metro Manila) will focus on expanding the pilot of electric 2/3 wheelers operating exclusively within the territorial jurisdiction of Pasig City and setting up of charging stations. It includes testing of 50 e-cargo bikes for urban delivery transport services. On vehicle and charging technology, the demonstration project will develop a project concept focusing on e-cargo bikes (e-2/3 wheelers) for delivery of letters and parcels in partnership with Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) and support for the set-up of public AC level charging stations (240V, up to 19.2 kW).
The pilot project will also develop suitable business models and operations, such as financing scheme for e-2/3 wheelers in coordination with government financial institutions. Technical assistance for Pasig City on developing necessary local ordinances related to the implementation of the project will also be provided. Other activities include capacity-building and training for various stakeholders involved in e-freight services in the city, and the development of smart services (apps) and GPS and controlling center (Mobility as a Service (MaaS) App). The demonstration activities in Pasig will develop and undertake dissemination activities to share success and limiting factors based on Philippine context, with stakeholder involvement and participatory processes.
The Philippine Postal Corportation (PHLPost) is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) which is tasked to provide postal services in the Philippines as mandated by Republic Act 7354 (1992). Its postal network consists of 1,383 post offices, 56 distribution centres and currently has 489 vehicles, 111 of which are motorcycles.
The e-cargo bikes will be based at the PHLPost office in Ortigas Centre- a major commercial hub – in Pasig City. The 50 e-cargo bikes are proposed to be integral to the specialized delivery hub (in Pasig) that covers the cities of Pasig, Pateros, Taguig, Cainta, and Marikina. These post offices are responsible for 3% of the total national postal volume (198,000 pieces per month – 40% are documents; 60% are merchandise).