Locally produced e-trikes backed up by Japanese technology


BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines Inc., one of the country’s biggest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, has successfully fused the excellence of Filipino workmanship with tried and tested Japanese technology as can be seen in their electric tricycles.

The company heavily utilizes EV technology developed by its Japanese parent company, Uzushio Electric Co. Ltd. Entering the Japanese EV market with its first converted vehicles in 1998, Uzushio backs BEMAC Philippines with almost two decades of experience in EV technological development – by far greater than other manufacturers.

BEMAC Philippines was established in 2013 with the introduction its cutting-edge 68VM e-trikes, which employ Japan-developed technologies including its Vehicle Control Unit or VCU. BEMAC Philippines’ VCU ensures that the electric tricycle performs optimally and efficiently, bringing out the best that the vehicle has to offer. Maintenance on the vehicle is also made easy by the VCU with its ability to self-diagnose any issues in the vehicle for a worry-free experience for drivers and operators.

On the other side of the 68VM e-tricycle’s smart technology is its Battery Management System or BMS. The BMS ensures that the batteries not only operate efficiently, but also provide them with greater longevity.

While the 68VM e-tricycle’s brains are definitely impressive, the tricycle itself can also flex a lot of muscle. It packs an AC-type three-phase, four-pole induction motor. The controller’s input voltage is 48 volts and the motor and the controller work together producing an output of 5 kilowatts. This translates to the tricycle’s ability to carry up to seven people (six passengers plus a driver), without difficulty. It can also push the tricycle through a 16-degree incline – greater than the national standard for road slopes. The motor is also designed with a compact size and operates with very little noise, keeping it unobtrusive when passing through crowded areas. These motors are guaranteed to have a long lifespan, and a maintenance-free operation. Paired with the VCU, the motor outputs an excellent dynamic response and very precise control, allowing the vehicle to fine acceleration and movement, eliminating sudden jolts for the passengers in stop-and-go traffic.

For its power, the 68VM e-tricycle uses 4.4 kWh – a high capacity to complement its motor. The batteries have the capability to accommodate rapid charging and are produced in a state-of-the-art production line in Japan that have undergone rigorous standards.

With the advanced technology from Uzushio and BEMAC Philippines’ hardwork and workmanship, the 68VM e-tricycle is sure to lead the pack in redefining what electric vehicles should be – a sustainable solution to promote clean transportation in the country.


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