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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, July 15 (PNA) -- South Korean-based investor Leo Motors, Inc., assured that the electric-powered tricycles they will manufacture in Puerto Princesa will be environment-friendly, economical and durable.

This was the promise of Dr. Lee Jong Yong, chief engineer of Leo Motors who presented its e-tricycles to Mayor Edward Hagedorn and to the members of the city council this week.

Yong said their company decided to manufacture their products here to support Mayor Hagedorn’s strong concern on environmental advocacy.

The Koreans also disclosed they will teach residents on how to operate and learn the mechanics of the e-tricycles.

He said Leo Motors specializes in electrical technologies, engineered to inspire and influence a clean, green, zero-emission approach to transportation in line with Hagedorn\'s desire to manufacture electric transportation in this city.

Yong stressed that Leo Motors is interested to supply the transportation needs of Puerto Princesa and the country in general through a first class product design and development process of continual improvement.

Leo Motors officials introduced here the electric scooter model “Leo 1000” which has all requirements of the performance standards test used by the Ministry of Environment of Korea.

The Leo 1000 is equipped with a lithium polymer battery that can run 100 kilometers (a little over 62 miles) on a home plug-in charge.

In Korea, the public procurement service plans to continue the purchase of electric scooters from Leo Motors as substitute for existing gas scooters in their efforts to support an emission-free and lower-noise environment.

The gas scooters widely used for deliveries throughout South Korea were criticized by the public for their noise in the night and contribution to the Korean peninsula’s serious air pollution issues.

Leo Motors electric scooters are priced at about US$ 3,200 each - including US$ 1,000 of government subsidy. Government offices have already purchased over 500 electric scooters so far in their transportation reform.

They are continually brought into service as replacements for gas scooters.

It is estimated that this effort will help reduce carbon monoxide (CO) by eight percent and hydrocarbon (HC) by 7.4 percent of total vehicle pollution sources. (PNA)


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