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PilipinasAuto supplies eSakay with electric vehicles

PilipinasAuto supplies eSakay with electric vehicles

Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc. (PilipinasAuto), has been tapped by Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco)subsidiary, eSakay, Inc., for its electric transport projects.

In particular, two electric vehicle (“EV”) models have been deployed in partnership with eSakay—an electric pick-up for Meralco’s Green Mobility Program, and an electric van for tech-logistics firm Mober’s sustainable logistics services.

Through its Green Mobility Program, Meralco is beginning to electrify its vehicle fleet as part of the company’s commitment to utilize greener and more sustainable transportation solutions.

Meanwhile, Filipino company Mober is spearheading a revolution in the logistics industry by utilizing the Philippines’ first electric delivery van for one of the largest retailersin the world. Assuch, PilipinasAuto and eSakay have rolled out two models—the Dongfeng Rich 6 EV and Dongfeng EM26 Cargo Van EV.

The Dongfeng Rich 6 EV is the first mass produced electric pick up in the world. The Rich 6 is one of many products co-developed with Nissan since the two companies started their joint venture in 2003. The electric version of the Rich 6 has a permanent magnet synchronous motor capable of delivering 163 Ps and 420 Nm of torque to the rear wheels. Powering the motor is a 67.9kWh ternary lithiumion battery pack that can reach a cruising range of 403km based on the New European Driving Cycle or NEDC.

On the other hand, the Dongfeng EM26 EV Cargo Van which is a closed van ideal for courier and logistics companies as it can carry 1,360 kgs in its 5.6 cubic meter cargo space. This model also has a permanent magnet synchronous motor driving the rear wheels and can produce a maximum power of 95 Ps and 230Nm of torque. The battery pack is a 41.9 kWh lithium iron phosphate that provides a range of 220 kms.

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“The electric vehicle era is fast approaching as technology accelerates to evolve. This is evidenced by the incredible operating range of the Dongfeng Rich 6 which could not have been realized 5 years ago. Our partnership with eSakay builds excitement for us as we are able to introduce Dongfeng’s exemplary technology in electric vehicles to the Philippines. It is only a matter of time before we make these EVs available to the public.” said in a statement by PilipinasAuto’s president and General Manager, Ms. Ginia Domingo.

“Our strategic collaboration with PilipinasAuto underscores eSakay’s continuing commitment to promote the country’s important transition to electrified transport. It also highlights and heightens our pledge to provide our clients with top-notch, reliable, and fit-for-purpose electric vehicles, supported by requisite charging infrastructure solutions. This is all geared towards enabling our clients to enhance their operations while advancing their sustainability agenda,” Meralco Chief Sustainability Officer and eSakay CEO, Raymond B. Ravelo , said.

Further, he added, “Through our partnership with PilipinasAuto, we continue to be catalysts of green mobility, as part of our thrust to protect and preserve our planet.”