Chinese builder Ev Dynamics has delivered more than 70 Comet electric minibuses to the Philippines. The delivery is part of a long-term supply agreement signed in March 2021 between Ev and GET Worldwide, following the first batch of electric minibuses supplied to Metro Manila and Davao in the Philippines in December 2020.
Under the agreement, Ev will provide GET Worldwide with no fewer than 500 vehicle units within 24 months from the effective date of the agreement. The electric vehicles will be mainly used in the Philippines and Malaysia.
Freddie Tinga, CEO, GET Worldwide, says: “The Philippines alone could have a demand of at least 100,000 units of this type of vehicle. We have to replace over 300,000 old gasoline minibuses (Jeepneys).”
Miguel Valldecabres Polop, CEO, Ev Dynamics, adds: “Our production plant in Chongqing, which boasts sufficient capacity and advanced technologies, has been operating at full steam to meet the increasing volume of overseas orders. Though our production schedule and fulfilment of orders have been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, our output has been picking up steadily thanks to the reliable supply chains in the PRC. We are confident that we can complete the sales orders from the Philippines and other orders for e-platforms and e-buses elsewhere overseas.”
For the European market, Ev Dynamics’ 12m E-Bus model has passed homologation tests. Leveraging the business network and experience of strategic partner Quantron AG, the group believes the high-performing and environmentally-friendly bus will be successful in the European market. In addition, Ev Dynamics has secured an order for 12m e-chassis and 12m city buses from Latin America.