The first Philippine EV, dubbed as the Eagle G-Car because of its resemblance to the Phlippine eagle, has officially took its first flight last December 1. G Car, the company who manufactured the said car said that the car can run up to 60kms/h and can last up to 80kms/charge. That means, if you are familiar with traffic situation in the Philippines, it will not last for an hour. Charging the battery is also said to be cheap for only Php 40.00 ($.95) which takes for about 4 – 8 hours of charging. Eagle G-Car is made of fiber glass and is about to be sold from Php 140,000 to Php 280,000 ($3300.00 – $6600.00).
As far as efficiency and 0-pollution is concerned, I salute this new invention. But I see a major drawback on its short-lasting battery. Don’t be surprised if you see a pile of dead eagles on the middle of the road.
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