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"Our jeepney as an icon is as Filipino as it gets. We have all ridden it to school, or to work or to market." –EMA

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Saving the humble jeepney (REPOST)

“A company called QEV Philippines—a venture led by Endika Aboitiz, Enrique Banuelos, and Jose Maria Roger—wants to partner with local jeepney manufacturers to shift some 50,000 diesel jeepneys into cleaner electric-powered vehicles ‘at a reasonable cost’.”

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Speech by Endika Aboitiz at the QEV E-Jeepney Launch

“Earlier this year, we flew a jeepney to QEV Tech Barcelona’s R&D center to assess how to improve their electrification and we are working on that. We could not wait so we brought in to Manila a half a dozen QEV engineers to work with a local jeepney manufacturing expert, the original makers of the jeepney themselves, the Saraos, to finally convert our quaint and unique jeepneys to electric.”