9 reasons why public transportation should shift to electric vehicles

Updated Jun 24, 2019 | Same topic: Save fuel - Save Earth
When electric vehicles seem to be evolutionary to our environment, public transport turns to EVs even more advantageous to our life. Let's find out the reasons why you should support this idea right now.

Are you for the use of public EVs for mass transport? This will curtail pollution to begin phase-out of all jeepneys and polluting public buses? Should you choose EVs for public transportation which is a good call for everyone concerned!

One of the problems now in the metro, besides horrendous traffic includes the worsening air quality all-around the metro. There are efforts to control carbon emissions released by smoke belching jeeps, buses, and trucks that eclipses the efforts of others to minimize carbon footprints.

A good solution is starting a program to remove old public vehicles. To replace them with public EVs to get the ball rolling. These top 9 reasons why public transportation should shift to electric vehicles is the only way!

Another point to consider, rather than start selling more EV cars that aren’t clearly the answer to the problem. Let's find out with Philkotse.com.

1. Reasons to popularize public EV transports

Alleviate the environmental and public transport crisis

It's moot and academic when we say that outmoded and smoke belching transport is practically killing air quality. Even if there are more trees to lessen it whether more or less is planted.

The best remedy is selling and financing public EVs to add more to a new fleet of greener EVs. Resistance is expected, but that’s the price of a greener future, nothing comes free.

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The best remedy is selling and financing public EVs to add more to a new fleet of greener EVs

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Address the need for a mode of better mass transport

There is no doubt that when pubic EVs go full swing, a system in place to lessen traffic is important. More public EVs will lessen all buses and rowdy jeeps with fewer riders.

The more public EV transport, the less private electric vehicles

There should be more public EVs than there are private EV cars on the roads. If there are more private EVs, then it will add to traffic volume. Promoting and encouraging the sale of EV cars is not right for now, because public EVs are better options by far!

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The more public EV transport, the less private electric vehicles

Public EV transport will benefit everyone

When compared to public EVs with more seats and a larger range than an EV car! It’s about time that the government makes a move to prioritize public welfare by giving importance to public EVs.

Overall, public EVs will benefit more people than a select few who can afford an EV car. It’s about time that mass transport gets more importance.

Bring extra earnings to operators and local governments

Private EV cars will not earn the government that much in terms of earning. Public EVs will be a source of more income for the long term. With a system in place that handles all the logistics for public EVs.

The goal is maxing out earning for all parties will benefit everyone. Private EVs will only benefit their owners. Owning an EV is a privilege when not everyone can afford it.

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Public EVs will be a source of more income for the long term

Promote the use of green energy and encourage the use of public EVs

The truth is that PHEVs still produces reduced carbon emissions compared to EV cars. PHEVs are still tethered to fossil fuels despite the electric component. Public EVs can run on green energy with no carbon footprint compared to them. Plus, the larger electric motors need less charge than a smaller private EV!

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Larger EVs have bigger storage and would spend less energy to produce the electricity to run it

For the distance traveled by an EV car, there is a cost to produce that for a shorter range. Larger EVs have bigger storage and would spend less energy to produce the electricity to run it.

>>> EVs in the Philippines: Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicles on tour in Philippine Universities.

2. But, long way to go!

Because this is an important and innovating idea so incorporating public EVs into the mass transport system can be more efficient than using MRTs with the right plan. With more public EVs on the road that is government-controlled not by private entities. Planning out the routes and the support structure with everything relevant to do whatever is needed for its success.

Moreover, a centralized hub for public EVs with planning will trump the current set up of bus companies that tend to cause traffic. Another problem is the inefficiency of these bus companies that cause more trouble by disorganization.

So, regulated hubs of public EVs will be part of a better mass transport system that will benefit more than private EVs.

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Incorporating public EVs with other sectors of the society is a must

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There is a fact that the honesty experiment of Green Frog demonstrated that public EVs will work, not how they set it up. In Manila, there are smaller EVs used instead of jeepneys that are used and may be still in use (as if this writing).

A small number of public EVs running, and Green Frogs forays into the public sector are affirmative for Public EV deployment.

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To fully apply public EVs into life, it requires a long run for both the government and the people

Yes, the jeep and the like is reducing the air into a smog with impurities that have negative consequences too. It doesn’t get any better when there is no distinct or definite plan to move the EV initiative to replace all public vehicles. The thing can’t be done overnight, started in stages that will get the ball rolling with results in time! 

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Norjan Ismail Abbas

Norjan enjoys writing about various topics, and car is among them. Don't ever ask him which his most favorite car is since he has none. He believes each car is beautiful in its own way.