Pangea eyes electriccar surge in the Philippines

first_imgA Vancouver-based company aiming to replace pollution-spewing urban mass transportation with zero-emission electric vehicles says it’s secured a new deal in the Philippines that could generate up to 300 jobs locally as manufacturing ramps up.Pangea Motors, which designs and builds the Comet, a 16-passenger electric van, will supply 10,000 of the vehicles for use on the congested streets of Manila under an agreement the company inked with transportation group Pasang Masda.Pangea will ship the 10,000 Comets over three years, with about 200 heading out in the first quarter of 2014, said Ken Montler, CEO of GET International, which is marketing the Comet for Pangea.Montler is part of a larger venture, launched earlier this year, that seeks to achieve environmental, social and financial goals by making electric vehicles a larger part of the transportation fleets of multiple countries.Montler, Pangea CEO Michael Hippert and their partners see the Philippines as a test site, where Comets would eventually replace Manila’s tens of thousands of diesel urban transport vehicles, known as jeepneys.last_img

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