Pepsi-Cola partners with EMotors for electric vehicle fleet use

January 30,2014

Popular beverage maker PEPSI-COLA Products Phils., Inc. partners with 100% Filipino-owned e-trike manufacturer/assembler EMotors, Inc., to promote the use of clean, green, zero-emission electric vehicles.


“Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines (PCPPI) is pleased to partner with EMotors in integrating zero-emission vehicles in our distribution fleet. This will enable us to deliver our world-class products to even more communities with minimum environmental impact,” says PCPPI President Partho Chakrabarti.


Pepsi’s partnership with EMotors makes PCPPI the first multinational company to represent the beverage industry, by incorporating and integrating the use of electric vehicles in their daily operations.


The 100% Filipino-owned EMotors, Inc., makers of ZUM e-trikes, is the country’s first manufacturer and assembler of electric 3-wheelers (e-trikes) to be registered with the Board of Investment’s Motor Vehicle Development Program (BOI-MVDP) under EO156. It is also the first to be registered with the country’s EO 226 or Investments Priority Plan, supporting one of President Aquino’s thrusts to clean our environment, lessen pollution, and clean our air. The company is also accredited with the Land Transportation Office (LTO).


“ We are proud to partner with Pepsi as a company that ‘walks their talk’, is asocially-responsible corporate citizen, one that truly cares for the environment, while at the same time understands the economic benefits of using the ZUM electric vehicles, “ says Elizabeth H. Lee, EMotors President.


The benefits are of the electric vehicles are, according to EMotors:


1)     Pepsi’s entrepreneurs gain access to an affordable electric vehicle, for example, getting four (4) Ezee cargo vehicles for the price of 1 gas-fed truck. This enables them to expand their distribution coverage serving more clients at a faster turnover rate.  More clients reached, means more income gained.


2)     Costs are significantly reduced by using electricity versus gasoline for frequent, multiple trips within a short range of radius. Users can save at least P90 per 60km run if one uses the ZUM etrike vs. a gas-fed motorbike.


3)     The ZUM e-trikes can easily ply the crowded, narrow corridors of densely populated, hard-to-reach distribution areas where sari-sari and retail stores are located. The ZUM EVs are likewise low maintenance. Significant cost reduction results in savings and increased income potential; and


4)     Lastly, ZUM electric vehicles are clean, green, zero emission vehicles. Given Pepsi’s extensive nationwide network, the impact of using clean electric vehicles is massive.


Every single gas-fed motorbike spews out almost 2 tons of CO2 into our air every year. That volume is equivalent to the size of 67 mid-size sedans stacked on top of each other, per year, per gas-fed motorbike.  The addition of the ZUM electric vehicles will help reduce the environmental impact and the carbon footprint of Pepsi’s growing fleet.


Pepsi expects to reap the benefits of cost reduction and efficiency with low acquisition costs, lower maintenance costs, lower cost of “fuel” sourced from electricity versus gasoline.


Pepsi’s readiness to incorporate an electric mobility program into its distribution network loudly reflects the company’s commitment to protecting our environment, by lowering its carbon footprint, encouraging the switch to innovative EV transportation from the ground up, being the benchmark for others to follow.


“The partnership between EMotors Inc. with PCPPI is a great leap towards shifting mindsets, giving greater appreciation on the impact of clean and green transport using the ZUM Electric Vehicles in their daily operations,” says Beth Lee.


Together, PCPPI and EMotors Inc., can help clean our air, mitigate the effects of climate change, while at the same time support local manufacturing, generate jobs and develop successful Filipino entrepreneurs.

EMotors can be contacted at: Ph/Fax: 551-3100 WLL: 475 8835 or

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