A Company is looking into pioneering the use of electric buses, hoping to obtain states incentives for the energy-efficient service.
An official of Victory Liner, Inc. yesterday said the company will start to build the country’s first electric bus by the end of the month and finish the year with a total of 10 units.
"We will bring one electric bus here to test around campuses then if that is successful, we will initially build 10 buses by the yearend. But it is all dependent on the government’s direction," Jan H. Kierulf, the company’s director for research and development, said in an interview at the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Climate Change Commission on the project.
He said the company will in the process seek incentives such as duty-free importation of parts particularly from Taiwan, adding that each unit costs about P8 million to P8.5 million.
By E. N. J. David
August 09, 2011