ILOILO City streets welcomed the first zero emission and fully electric shuttle bus courtesy of SM City and More Electric and Power Corporation (More Power) during its launch on September 15, 2023 to support the City Government’s green initiatives.

"This will help improve air quality and address noise pollution in our city. E-buses will also be great service to the Ilonggos. It is more comfortable and efficient and can help us reduce our reliance on fossil fuels" said Mayor Jerry Treñas.

"This is a significant milestone for our city and a testament to our commitment towards a cleaner and more sustainable future," he added.

This aims to reduce pollution and congestion; improve the quality of life of employees and passengers; create a shared technological infrastructure to simplify everyday life; operate a financially viable and sustainable business that revolves around clean transport and life solutions.

The 30-passenger seating capacity membership shuttle service offers free ride from September 15 to 23, Monday to Saturday, from City Hall to Ceres Terminal and back with stops at SM Delgado, Strata and Savemore Jaro.

To avail themselves of the opportunity for a free ride, commuters should simply head to the said designated pick-up points.

From September 25 to 30, to continue to avail the free ride, commuters are asked to download a GETPASS app, create an account, join the org: SM Iloilo Electric Bus, acquire membership tokens, and generate a QR Code that will be used to scan getting on and off the bus. (PR)