In line with the promotion of clean energy in San Vicente, the town is eyeing to introduce the use of electronic jeepney or e-jeepney as an additional mode of transportation.
Municipal councilor Lilibeth Osorio said during a press conference Wednesday that the e-jeepney will connect the barangays in their town.
Although e-trikes are being used to reach the far-flung barangays, she is more convenient and practical to use e-jeepneys.
“Ang naiisip kasi ng LGU is to use e-jeepney na, malayo po ‘di ba ang Itabiak nakakabyahe ang e-trike doon pero sabi nga namin mas maganda kung e-jeep ang gamitin doon. Katulad rin ‘yong papuntang Port Barton ay e-jeep na ang gagamitin [once na matuloy],” she said.
Municipal councilor Antonio Rabina Jr. also assured that there is no shortage of electricity in the town.
A charging facility, he said, will also be provided for the e-vehicles in the public market area.
“We will allow them to charge doon sa charging facility natin sa public market. So far, wala pa kaming na-encounter na nagkaroon ng shortage sa kuryente, 24 hours din naman ang supply sa bayan,” he said.
In 2019, the Department of Energy (DOE) turned over around 50 e-trikes in town.
He said it aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emission.
Rabina added that it is in line with the plan to fully shift into sustainable transportation according to the 30-year master plan.