Retrofit Dirty 2-Stroke Vehicles in Philippines

 
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Retrofit Dirty 2-Stroke Vehicles in Philippines

Retrofit Dirty 2-Stroke Vehicles in Philippines

Tricycle Taxis On the Streets of Manila

Tricycle Taxis On the Streets of Manila
These hyper-polluting engines are omnipresent in Manila. They are an inexpensive, convenient, and a necessary part of the transportation system, but their environmental impact must be negated.

A Sea of Tricycle Taxis

A Sea of Tricycle Taxis
There are over 50 MM carbureted two-stroke engines in use in Asia. In the Philippines alone there are over 1.5 MM being used in tricycle taxis.

Tricycle Taxi Drivers in Manila

Tricycle Taxi Drivers in Manila
Tricycle taxis not only provide vital transportation to Manila’s masses, they also provide over 1.5 MM jobs for working class Filipinos. Banning tricycle taxis would not only paralyze transportation, but it would also mean the loss of all those jobs. Elimination is therefore impossible, while retrofitting is a cost-effective solution.

Tricycle Taxis On the Streets of Manila

Tricycle Taxis On the Streets of Manila
These hyper-polluting engines are omnipresent in Manila. They are an inexpensive, convenient, and a necessary part of the transportation system, but their environmental impact must be negated.

Tricycle & Drivers Associations (TODA)

Tricycle & Drivers Associations (TODA)
Tricycle taxis in the Philippines are organized into TODA’s, which function like local unions. The support of TODA’s is crucial to any retrofit program, and to date TODA’s have been extremely supportive of Envirofit’s retrofit plans. They see the environmental benefits, but they are most pleased with the money drivers save from reduced gas and oil expenses. What union does like to provide significant salary increases to its members?

Field Tests

Field Tests
Envirofit has performed over 150,000 km or ~12,000 hours of testing on 40 pre-production vehicles. Field validation testing has occurred in 5 different cites in the Philippines. These tests has shown that hydrocarbon emissions are reduced by 89%, CO emissions by 76%, CO2 emissions by 26%, and that fuel and oil efficiency are increased by 35% and 50%, respectively.

A Family Rides in a Tricycle Taxi

A Family Rides in a Tricycle Taxi
Working class Filipinos are the primary users of tricycle taxis, and bear the brunt of the disastrous emissions they leave in their wake. These people have no real choice, given their need to get to work, go to school, etc. A cleaner tricycle taxi will not only improve environmental conditions, but will also result in healthier and happier urban populations.

Retrofitting a Tricycle Taxi

Retrofitting a Tricycle Taxi
It only takes a single trained technician ~4 - 6 hours to install Envirofit’s retrofit technology onto a carbureted two-stroke engine. Envirofit has an ongoing relationship with Don Bosco Technical College to train young men and women to become certified technicians. This provides an additional class of Filipinos with professional opportunities they would otherwise not possess.

Emissions from Tricycle Taxis

Emissions from Tricycle Taxis
Each carbureted tricycle taxis emits pollution equal to that of approximately 50 modern cars. In the Philippines alone, that equates to the emissions of over 90 million automobiles! The blue-grey smoke trailing behind tricycle taxis is primarily unburned hydrocarbons, a major contributor to greenhouse gases. The Envirofit retrofit kit eliminates virtually all visible smoke emitted from taxis.
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Fort Collins, CO United States

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