The Genius EV, an Electric Car Built by a Filipino Engineer

Say hello to the Genius EV electric car. It’s a 5-seater mini sedan running on a 10 kW, 72-volts brushless DC motor. 6 12-volt, 120 amp-hour Motolite battery packs provide the juice the Genius EV needs to operate, with a maximum speed of 75 kilometers per hour and a range of around 70 kilometers after a 5-hour charge.

Clima Mobility, the newest member of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), is the company behind the Genius EV, and Adonis Lagangan is its founder.

Unbox 112 - Genius EV 1
Lagangan, a mechanical engineering graduate of the Mapua Institute of Technology, always had an avid passion for automobiles. Dreaming of building his own electric car, fresh graduate Adonis worked abroad as an OFW to acquire the funding for his manifesto. His hard work eventually paid off and he managed to setup Clima Mobility, which then launched the Genius EV.

For the Genius EV‘s initial rollout, Lagangan plans to offer the vehicle for government and corporate use, for its test run. “It can be used as a small electric taxi for Metro Manila, as a patrol car for the barangays, as a service vehicle for LGUs, government agencies, and big companies and as a delivery car for logistics companies with the rear portion modified as an enclosed van. Even individuals who wish to save on fuel and help reduce pollution in the city will find the Genius EV the perfect solution,” Lagangan noted.

The Filipino OFW engineer added: “However, first, we need to gear up for bigger manufacturing prospects. Right now, we manufacture on a build-to-order basis. We need green financing to help finance our operations and an inventory of electric cars. Thus, we are now in search for grants and funding to build up our plant capacity. We are also open to partnership, whether local or foreign, for funding and technical assistance to improve our product.“

Unbox 112 - Genius EV 2
According to EVAP President Rommel Juan, Clima Mobility is quickly on its way towards the mass production of the Genius EV. “At this stage, a little help from the government would be much-needed because now, we have a mini sedan that we could proudly claim as Gawang Pinoy!” he remarked.

The Genius EV is expected to sell at the target SRP of about Php 450,000 to Php 500,000.

For more details on the Genius EV, interested parties may contact Clima Mobility through their cell phone number, 09158861073, or via email at The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) can be contacted through their cell, 09239432073, or via email at

Source: James Deakin PH, Clima Mobility


  1. The only reason why EVs haven’t caught on in the Philippines is because gov’t wont let it. The EV bill has been in congress for the longest time. Tinulugan lang nila.

    Look at the Prius. It’s one of the cheapest cars you can buy in the US. Dito, kamamatay mo yung presyo.

  2. it is oil economics that is why ayaw ng Government. most of the rich has oil businesses without it.. maghihirap ang mayayaman.

  3. kung half mil yan bili nlng ako sa mga branded not ideal parin hanap ng masa un bang buck for the design not worth for the price pero thumbs up parin ako sa gawa ng pinoy sana reprice nila kung maging half mil man

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