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Electrifying Philippine Jeepneys

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With the Philippine government’s decision to modernize public transportation comes the need to make the famous Jeepneys more environmentally friendly. To that end, the 76-year-old Franciso Motors company has partnered with Tembo, who will provide electrification kits to Franciso Motors. Francisco spotted this older Jeepney, noting it was one the company built.

Francisco Jeepney makes both public transportation-sized Jeepneys and smaller, more familiar-sized jeep-like vehicles called Oners (if I understand the site correctly). .

Here is Elmer Francisco describing his goal with electric Jeepneys (takes a about a minute to get to the interview):


One comment on “Electrifying Philippine Jeepneys

  1. Michael O Smith

    I just returned from Manila. I was so sad to hear Jeepney’s could possibly be scrapped as each one is a work of art. The idea that these iconic vehicles could be saved by this news is wonderful to hear!

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