Promote the use of retrofitted two-stroke vehicles by Filipino taxi drivers. These vehicles significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption and enable drivers to save money and increase income.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The 1.8 million two-stroke vehicles in the Philippines produce the pollution equivalent of 5 billion automobiles. 1.3 million taxi drivers & millions of working class Filipinos rely on them for income/transportation respectively. Our retrofit dramatically reduces emissions: carbon monoxide 76%, carbon dioxide 35%, & hydrocarbon 89%. In addition, fuel consumption is reduced by 35%, oil consumption by 50%. This increased fuel efficiency saves taxi drivers $500 per year, a 33% increase in income.
How will this project solve this problem?
Envirofit currently has pilot projects in 3 historic/tourist cities: Vigan, Puerto Princesa, and Boracay. These projects aim to retrofit nearly 4000 vehicles. We are looking to replicate this project throughout the Philippines and to other countries.
Potential Long Term Impact
Our 3 pilot projects will ANNUALLY remove 127,000 automobile equivalents of pollution and infuse $1.1 million dollars into the local economy. We expect incidence of respiratory disease to decline with an improvement in the drivers’ quality of life.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.