LOOK: The future of public transport is electric

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MANILA – Battery-powered tricycles, hybrid sedans and SUVs with low carbon emissions took center stage at the World Trade Center on Thursday, as four Southeast Asian nations signed a deal to form the region’s first electric vehicles federation.

Car manufacturers, battery producers, and government officials also discussed how the region can cope with the global shift to electric from diesel and gasoline.

Aside from being environment friendly, e-vehicles are easier to maintain, Rommel Juan, president of the E-Vehicles Association of the Philippines, told ABS-CBN News.

Last year, Filipino-made e-vehicles sold 507,000 units in China, 222,000 in Europe, and 157,000 in the US, trade assistant secretary Rafaelita Aldaba said.

Juan said the market for e-vehicles in the Philippines was expected to expand in the next two years as the transportation department pushes for the modernization of public transport.

Here’s a look at prototypes that could be rolled out commercially.

Major car manufacturers exhibit their latest electric and hybrid car models.

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Visitors check what’s under the hood of the Toyota Prius PHV (Plug-in Hybrid).

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The 2017 model of the Toyota Prius PHV (Plug-in Hybrid).

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The 2017 model of the Toyota Prius PHV (Plug-in Hybrid) plugged for charging.

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The 2017 model of the Nissan LEAF plugged for charging.

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The 2017 model of the Nissan LEAF plugged for charging.

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A visitor takes a picture of the Nissan Leaf.

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A visitor checks the interior of the 2017 model of the Nissan Note.

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The Lexus NX 300h (Hybrid).

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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The Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle).

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A Guider Power E-Car by local manufacturer, Le’ Guider.

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E-vehicles by local manufacturer, Le’ Guider.

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One of the e-vehicles feature a solar panel.

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E-trikes from KEA Industrial Corp. and Philippine Utility Vehicle (PHUV) Inc. .

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E-trikes from KEA Industrial Corp. on display.

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A lithium battery powers an e-trike of the Philippine Utility Vehicle (PHUV) Inc

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An e-bike and an e-trike powered by EV Talino Systems on display.

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E-jeeps from local manufacturers prepares for a road test

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An e-jeep by Philippine Hybrid Utilitiy Vehicle (PHUV) Inc. goes on a road test.

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Rommel Juan, president of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP).

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Atty. Rommel Gutierrez, president of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI).

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Rommel Juan, president of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP).

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. Local maufacturers exhibit their iterations of the e-trike during the ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit in Pasay City on Thursday. The first summit aims to strengthen the e-vehicle industry between ASEAN nations

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Mariano T. Nocom of Le’ Guider International.

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Mariano T. Nocom of Le’ Guider International.

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Representatives of ASEAN countries sign the memorandum of agreement that establishes the ASEAN Federation of Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Industries (AFEHVI).

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