The Manila city government unveiled on Monday (March 8) the COMET, a fully electric minibus that will soon roll down the streets of Manila.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, and Global Electric Transport (GET) Philippines Chief Executive Officer Freddie Tinga led the ceremonial ride on Monday (March 8) around the city.
The COMET, through the GET PASS application, enables contract tracing among passengers as it will locate where the passengers are from and their destinations.
The mini buses are equipped with acrylic barriers between the seats to maintain physical distancing among passengers.
The initial five electric buses will give free rides to workers and residents of Manila.
The route of the mini buses will be from Manila to Pasay in the south, to Quezon City and Valenzuela, Bulacan in the north.
Forty-five more mini buses will be deployed by June this year to serve more passengers.