Impact Hub Manila Fellowship

Electric Motorbike for Logistics

The problem is to reduce operating expenses of the logistics companies by reducing down time, cost and maintenance of the motorcycles. Actually, when we interviewed logistics companies, one thing we were able to see is that a lot of them wanted to move from fuel to electric for a very long time. The reason why they never did was because of these three things (1) Not cost effective (2) Short distance (3) Poor support structure.

Who faces this problem?

The day to day operations of logistics companies (The last mile delivery)

How does your idea address this problem?

It is to increase energy efficiency for delivering goods from point A to B. The first Filipino eco-friendly and cost-effective logistics vehicle with robust battery swapping station infrastructure provider.

What’s new and unique about your idea?

We are the first ever team to design and build an electric motorcycle ecosystem for logistics from customizing a motorcycle to fit their needs and a battery swapping station at key location points convenient for their delivery.

How are you going to earn money?

We have three business models: (1) Purchasing/renting out of our electric bikes (2) Pay per battery swap in our battery swapping station (3) Membership fee for maintenance support.

Do you already have customers?

Non yet but we have interested companies already. 

Who is in your team?

We are an interdisciplinary team that consist of different engineering background from manufacturing, mechanical and electronics from DLSU-M. We have been building vehicles since college. Our team was the founder of DLSU Eco Marathon Team (Electric Vehicle of DLSU-M)

Have you already founded/incorporated your company?

No

What is the intended positive impact on the environment and/or society of your venture?

It is estimated by researchers that the logistics market in the Philippines alone will grow 3 times from P24B (in 2013) to P72B (in 2020). Two big reasons behind this are the exponential growth of the e-commerce business (101.4% CAGR from 2013 – 2018) and food delivery (4% CAGR per year rising to P18B by 2019). Having said that, our goal is to prevent the increase of carbon emissions by converting gasoline powered logistics fleets into electric. 

How will the Fellowship Program enable you to achieve your ambitions?

We believe that the fellowship will be able to help our team accelerate the development of our idea by providing enough funds to make this project full-time. And also, with the right networks, we can also get more users to help us in our testing to make it a product that is use-able to our customers.

Are you living in the Philippines?

Yes

Pat Cruz Jun 24, 2016

Hi,

I got curious with:
"Our goal is to prevent the increase of carbon emissions by converting gasoline powered logistics fleets into electric."

What would be your source of electricity then? Will you be using renewable energy technologies? If not, then this "prevent the increase of carbon emissions" wouldn't be effective anyway.


Thanks!

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Justin Marco Tee Jul 14, 2016

Hi Pat! -

Yes, the goal is that our charging stations will eventually be powered by solar panels. And with this setup, it also lowers the cost of Php/KWh by as much as 30%

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Em Bueta Jun 27, 2016

Hi Justin,

Are you planning on having a hand in the manufacturing of the said bikes or are you going to source that out? I think if you're successful in setting this up there can be more applications outside of logistics that you can look into.

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Justin Marco Tee Jul 14, 2016

Hi Em -

Yes, our plan is to manufacture the bikes here :) Definitely, we want to branch out aside from logistics. For now, we chose logistics because they are a good niche market to start in order to build that battery swapping station infrastructure that eventually can be shared to other applications :)

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Deesha Chandra Jun 27, 2016

This could be great, especially if the bikes can be powered using sustainable energy sources. What kind of support do you need for the next stage of development? Are there any specific people you would like to speak with that could accelerate the development of this?

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Justin Marco Tee Jul 14, 2016

Hi Deeshachandra -

Yes, connecting to logistics companies and doing partnership will help accelerate our development. currently, we all do this on the side which makes proof of concept production very slow.

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Michael White Jun 28, 2016

I have contacts with Ramcar, Philippine Battery Inc. We sell Solar, Mounting Hardware, On Grid, Off Grid Energy Storage, Inverters, basically everything you will need to get started. Just ask if you need help. Without using Solar, Bio Fuel or Wind Power, your zero carbon emissions will not happen. By using on grid, you will not have 0 carbon footprint.

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Justin Marco Tee Jul 14, 2016

Hi MikenManila -

Awesome! Yes got it! Noted, will get touch in you soon! :)

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Jade DG Jul 6, 2016

Do you already have a working model? is it electric assisted or pure electric? 2wheel or 3 wheel? lithium or lead acid? what is the range in km?

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Justin Marco Tee Jul 14, 2016

Hi JadeDG -

Currently, we are in the progress of building the working model. It is electric assisted, 2 wheel, lithium ion and expecting at 100km range. Thanks

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