Philippines: Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles Project

Sovereign Project | 43207-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is supporting a project that will replace 100,000 gasoline-burning tricycles in the Philippines with clean, energy-efficient electric tricycles, or E-Trikes. These motorcycles with a passenger sidecar serve as short-distance taxis in the country. The E-Trikes, which run on an electric motor and rechargeable lithium-ion battery, will be introduced in Metro Manila and other urban centers.

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Project Name Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles Project
Project Number 43207-013
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0326-PHI: Market Transformation Through Introduction of Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles
Clean Technology Fund US$ 5.00 million
Loan 2964-PHI: Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Loan 8261-PHI: Market Transformation Through Introduction of Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles
Clean Technology Fund US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Package 1 for the supply and delivery of 3,000 electric tricycle units has been awarded in February 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The first procurement package for 3,000 e-trike units has been awarded. Commencement of bidding for the next lots to follow after successful deployment of the first 3,000 e-trike units.

The project is still in the early stage of implementation to assess status.

The commencement of bidding for solar charging stations of 100 kW is targetted on the next quarters following award of the first package.

A prototype charging station unit has been developed for replication in selected project areas during project implementation.

The project is still in the early stage of implementation to assess status of women participation.

An overall framework will be developed on proper handling of the old tricycles and used batteries to be adapted by the LGUs and other participating entities.

Trainings will be conducted ahead of the delivery of the e-trike units to the respective areas of implementation.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is categorized as C for environment. The e-trikes will have no tailpipe emissions and no engine noise. Because the project is classified as category C, no separate environmental assessment will be required, although environmental implications need to be reviewed. According to ADB's publication on electric bikes, lead pollution is an inherent problem with e-vehicles, and electric bikes with lead-acid batteries will increase overall pollution rates more than ICE motorcycles. Lithium-ion batteries, however, are not an environmental hazard, but are classified by the Government of the United States as nonhazardous waste, and are safe for disposal in the normal municipal waste stream.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as C for involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as C for indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A series of industry meetings among industry players coupled with formal meetings and workshops among various stakeholders including international electric vehicle experts, battery manufacturers, local government units and government agencies have been initiated to ensure local buy-in throughout the project preparatory process. These meetings have helped in building community awareness and addressing industry, community and driver concerns.
During Project Implementation

A local e-Trike manufacturing and supply industry will be created targeting multiple levels of the value chain: e-Trike assembly, lithium ion battery assembly, lithium ion battery leasing, charging station assembly, and overall leasing or banking operation. Communication strategies will include:

(i) Development of an e-Trike website with information regarding the project and notification of opportunities to bid;

(ii) Informal industry meetings to answer questions throughout the process;

(iii) More formal meetings to engage stakeholders, introduce potential partners, and maintain an open dialogue with the industry; and

(iv) Development of promotion materials on electric tricycles, lithium battery technology.

Consultative workshops and other consensus building activities may be planned on an as-needed basis.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The Project has recruited a project implementation consulting (PIC) firm with 9 months international and 79 months national inputs under the Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method. The contract was awarded in February 2016.
Procurement The procurement of assembled vehicles with associated warranty and support services has two phases: (i) Industry development phase (20,000 units) and the (ii) Scale-up phase (80,000 units) using International Competitive Bidding. The first package covering the supply and delivery of the first 3,000 e-trike units was awarded in February 2016.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Shannon Cowlin
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Energy
PNPC Complex
Merritt Road, Fort Bonifacio
Makati, Metro Manila

Timetable

Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 31 Aug 2011 to 08 Sep 2011
MRM 25 Oct 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2016

Grant 0326-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2012 27 Sep 2013 13 Dec 2013 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 11 Dec 2012 0.00 0.36 7%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.00 11 Dec 2012 0.00 0.23 5%

Loan 2964-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2012 27 Sep 2013 13 Dec 2013 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 399.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 11 Dec 2012 23.14 0.00 8%
Counterpart 99.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Dec 2012 1.34 0.00 0%

Loan 8261-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2012 27 Sep 2013 13 Dec 2013 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 11 Dec 2012 0.00 8.30 8%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 100.00 11 Dec 2012 0.00 0.00 0%

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