EMOTORS Inc., a local manufacturer and assembler of electric three-wheel (e-trikes) vehicles, announced it entered into a partnership with logistics solutions company Air Freight 2100 (Air21) to promote the use and benefits of EMotors’ ZüM (pronounced as “zoom”) e-trikes.
EMotors said it is the country’s first manufacturer and assembler of e-trikes to be registered with the Board of Investment’s Motor Vehicle Development Program, as well as in the Investments Priority Plan.
“We are proud to team up with Air21 in our common goal of environmental responsibility by choosing to use clean, zero-emission vehicles to help clean our air and help mitigate the effects of climate change, while at the same time support local manufacturing and generate jobs,” said EMotors Chief Executive Officer Beth Lee.
Lee said that EMotors’ goal is to provide a local alternative solution to transport that can help lessen carbon footprint.
“We have to take responsibility for our environment by integrating as much as possible the use of zero-emission vehicles in our businesses. EMotors provides the solution for that need.” she said.
Air21 is the first to represent the logistics industry with the use of the ZüM e-trike in its fleet.
“As the leading provider of logistics solutions in the country, we are always looking for innovative ways to increase our efficiency to better serve our clients while at the same time, fulfill our environmental policies by helping clean our air by incorporating the ZüM electric vehicles in our fleet,” said Air21 Chief Executive Officer Jerry Jara.
EMotors said the ZüM will augment Air21’s current fleet. It added that it will give a percentage of every sale of the ZüM to the Christian foundation Center for Community Transformation’s micro-finance arm.