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MMDA launches free solar charging station for e-bikes and e-scooters

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has good news for people who use e-bikes and e-scooters.

They will be able to charge these devices for free at the MMDA solar charging station located at the MMDA head office building in Barangay Ugong, Pasig City.

The solar charging station will begin operating on June 27 and will be open from 6 am to 7 pm.

The initiative is part of the MMDA’s efforts to encourage the public to use alternative modes of transportation and to promote green and renewable energy.

It also aims to help the public cope with the high prices of petroleum products, according to MMDA Chair Romando Artes.

“Putting up free charging stations for electronic vehicles such as e-bikes and e-scooters would encourage the public to use alternative mode of transportation and at the same time help them save expenses from high fuel costs,” Artes said.

He said he also plans to build a similar charging station at the MMDA building in Makati.

The main power source for the charging station are three solar panels with built-in inverter.

There would be six 220V charging outlets.

Those who want to charge their e-vehicles must bring their own charging cords and cables.