Allianz PNB Life recently partnered with eSakay to launch seven Electric-jeepneys (or E-jeepneys) that currently ply the Makati and Mandaluyong routes.
eSakay is the electric vehicle unit of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), and they introduced E-jeepneys back in 2010 with an initial objective for the deployment was to present an alternative techno-logy to run vehicles that can help address the problem of air pollution.
More Sustainable Way of Doing Things
E-jeepney is just one of Allianz PNB Life’s corporate social responsibility activities that is focused on the environment.
The Allianz Group achieved the top position among all rated insurance companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the third time in a row since 2017. The DJSI is one of the world’s most recognized sustainability ratings. In its assessment, it considers a wide range of economic, environmental and social topics, such as human resources programs, executive compensation, tax policies, shareholder rights, compliance and anti-corruption programs, environmental management and performance, corporate social engagement, customer satisfaction, among others.
Comfort and Tech Features
Apart from being environmentally friendly, the E-jeepneys also offer a more comfortable way to travel. Each vehicle can seat 23 people and accommodate 8 to 10 people standing.
Each vehicle is equipped with a dash cam, GPS tracking system, and CCTV cameras to ensure passengers’ safety.
It also comes with multiple fans and offers its passengers internet access. The vehicles also come with USB ports, so there is no need to worry about phone batteries running low for passengers onboard.
eSakay will soon be launching an electronic payment system as well. Currently, passengers pay their fares in cash. The minimum fare is PhP9, the same as that of regular jeepneys.
Apart from the Makati and Mandaluyong routes, there are plans to bring the E-jeepneys to Pampanga next year.
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