The Department of Energy (DOE) said it will recognize next week the winners of the ?Name this E-Trike Contest? which it launched in April 2013.
The contest was aimed at generating awareness and interest among commuters, tricycle owners, and operators in the use of clean energy via e-trikes.
The winners of the contest are Carmela Denise Carino (Cainta, Rizal), Adriano Hernandez (Las Pi?as City), Norberto Gacer (Sampaloc, Manila), Rolando Perez (Marikina City), Ma. Camille Escano (Tondo, Manila), Andie Ansaldo (Pasig City), John Paul Sanchez (Pasig City), Ma. Alma Cagomoc (Tondo, Manila), Jeffrey Mendoza (Tondo, Manila), and Zandro Miranda (Pasig City).
They were among the more than 1,500 individuals who submitted entries at the E-Trike exhibit area in SM Pasig and SM San Lazaro last April 15 to 26.
The contest followed the unveiling of the winning e-trike design competition in March 2012, as part of the Energy Efficient Electric Tricycle (E-trike) project of the DOE.
According to the DOE, electric tricycles or e-trikes have several environmental and economic benefits because it uses rechargeable batteries — either lead-acid or lithium ion — instead of an internal combustion engine.
Compared to gasoline-fed tricycles, it also promotes greater comfort to passengers as it produces very minimal vibrations and noise. It also has low operating and maintenance costs which help boost energy efficiency.
There are already about 180 e-tikes plying around major cities and provinces of the country. — PIA