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MMC approves resolution banning e-vehicles on major roads in Metro Manila
MMC approves resolution banning e-vehicles on major roads in Metro Manila
MMC approves resolution banning e-vehicles on major roads in Metro Manila
by Mary Antalan29 February 2024

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) has approved the Metro Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) resolution prohibiting the use of electric-powered vehicles or e-vehicles on major roads in the National Capital Region.

Under MMDA Regulation No. 24-022, e-bikes, e-trikes, tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs are prohibited from traveling on national roads, circumferential roads, and radial roads in all cities of the NCR starting April 2024.

Banned vehicles will be monitored on the following roads:

  • C1: Recto Avenue
  • C2: Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • C3: Araneta Avenue
  • C4: EDSA
  • C5: Katipunan/CP Garcia
  • C6: Southeast Metro Manila Expressway
  • R1: Roxas Boulevard
  • R2: Taft Avenue
  • R3: Osmeña Highway
  • R4: Shaw Boulevard
  • R5: Ortigas Avenue
  • R6: Magsaysay Blvd./Aurora Blvd.
  • R7: Quezon Ave./Commonwealth Ave.
  • R8: A. Bonifacio Ave.
  • R9: Rizal Ave.
  • R10: Del Pan/Marcos Highway/McArthur Highway
  • Elliptical Road
  • Mindanao Avenue
  • Marcos Highway

Any motorists who violate the ban will pay the fines of up to P2,500.


Moreover, motorists using e-trikes or e-bikes will now be required to secure their driver's license. Those drivers without a license will have their vehicles impounded.

In an exclusive interview on Wednesday, MMDA Chairman Atty. Romando Artes said that the aforementioned vehicles were originally prohibited on national roads, but the resolution is to fill the gaps on the issues of vehicle registration and drivers licensing.

Based on MMDA's data, there were 554 road crash incidents involving electric vehicles in 2023, of which two unfortunately died.

Artes said that this was not a total ban on e-vehicles. Instead, the resolution is meant to set clearer guidelines around e-bikes and e-trikes, which are “a common cause of traffic and road crash incidents.”


"We understand naman na siyempre kabuhayan 'yan ng atin mga kababayan. Pero kailangan din nating tingnan ang pangkalahatan. Hindi naman sila pinagbabawalan absolutely. May mga kalsada lang na bawal sila for safety reasons," Artes said.

"Ngayon lang strictly ini-enforce dahil dumadami ang insidente na aksidente involving this kind of vehicle. Kung wala kang lisensya, ibig sabihin hindi ka nag-undergo ng training. Hindi mo alam ang basic rules sa lansangan na napakadelikado," he furthered.

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