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Philippines gives green-light to electric tricycles

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The Philippines is to roll out 100,000 electric tricycles in an effort to replace the petrol-powered ones that currently ply its cities, one of the project's financiers said Tuesday. 

Students from a government high school ride an "e-trikes" to and from school in suburban Manila on December 11, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

The "e-trikes" would provide an alternative to the gas-guzzling, smoke-belching motorised tricycles that now ferry Manila residents through narrow streets not served by buses, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

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