MMDA to open free solar charging station for e-bikes, e-scooters

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 24) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has put up a solar charging station for electric bikes and scooters at its new head office in Pasig City.

The charging station will be open to the public starting Monday, June 27, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the MMDA said.

“Putting up free charging stations for electronic vehicles such as e-bikes and e-scooters would encourage the public to use alternative modes of transportation and at the same time help them save expenses from high fuel costs,” MMDA Chairman Romando Artes said in a press release on Wednesday.

Owners who wish to charge in the station need to bring their own cords and cables, the agency said. It added that charging time will take approximately six to eight hours, depending on the vehicle.

Meanwhile, a similar charging station is being eyed at the MMDA headquarters in Makati for those traveling along EDSA.