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.
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.“
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) can be contacted through their cell, 09239432073, or via email at email@example.com.