Photo: The Meepney aims to be a "necessary complement" to other transport modes
After his Falcon bamboo motorcycle became a viral sensation in the Philippines, Banatti founder Christoper Paris Lacson has his eyes set on pushing alternative modes of transport for the Filipino riding public.
His proposal, called the Modular Energy efficient Passenger System or Meepney, is centered on an electric powered low platform passenger transport able to accomodate various types of patrons with batteries conveniently located at the side of the vehicle for easy charging or replacement.
A video detailing this system can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/252993569
According to Lacson, the Meepney will change the way public transport is done and is a " necessary conplement" for routes in support of other proposed transport systems.
"Our goal, God willing, is to transport filipinos in a dignified, clean, safe evnironment- friendly affordable transport for Filipinos that is easy to maintain and operate," Lacson said.
He added that over the years we have seen how jeepney routes work. "We can make this way of transporting safer and cleaner, the low platforms, clean and dafe mode will allow lolas and kids, both rich and poor to use it safely," he said.