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E-vehicles banned on national roads in NCR starting April – MMDA 

by Carl Santos

Recently updated on March 12, 2024 05:34 am

METRO Manila mayors on Wednesday took a step towards regulating the proliferation of electric vehicles by prohibiting them on radial, circumferential, and national roads starting in April. 

The prohibition shall be enforced on the following roads, which are under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA): 

 1. C1: Recto Avenue 

2. C2: Pres. Quirino Avenue 

3. C3: Araneta Avenue 

4. C4: EDSA 

5. C5: Katipunan/CP Garcia 

6. C6: Southeast Metro Manila Expressway 

7. R1: Roxas Boulevard 

8. R2: Taft Avenue 

9. R3: SLEX 

10. R4: Shaw Boulevard 

11. R5: Ortigas Avenue 

12. R6: Magsaysay Blvd./Aurora Blvd. 

13. R7: Quezon Ave./Commonwealth Ave. 

14. R8: A. Bonifacio Ave. 

15. R9: Rizal Ave. 

16. R10: Del Pan/Marcos Highway/McArthur Highway 

17. Elliptical Road 

18. Mindanao Avenue 

19. Marcos Highway

Covered by the prohibition under MMDA Regulation No. 24-022 series of 2024 are e-bikes and e-trikes, as well as tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs. A fine of P2,500 will be slapped against those who violate the policy. 

A driver’s license shall be required for those who will use electric-powered motor vehicles and tricycles. 

Vehicles of those who cannot present their driver’s license upon apprehension shall be subject to impoundment.

MMDA Acting Chairman Romando Artes said the main consideration for the regulation was safety, not just for e-vehicle users but for other motorists as well.

“We are not totally banning the use of e-vehicles; we just want to regulate it since it has been a common cause of traffic and road crash incidents,” he said. 

In 2023 alone, the MMDA registered 554 road crash incidents involving e-vehicles. 

“We won’t wait for these figures to blow up before we regulate it considering the increasing number of users of these kinds of vehicles,” Artes said, adding that an information campaign will be conducted before implementing the policy.

Meanwhile, each Metro Manila local government unit will pass their respective ordinances for the secondary and other inner roads under their jurisdiction. 

San Juan City Mayor and Metro Manila Council president Francis Zamora said that he and his fellow mayors will ensure that the ordinances to be passed in connection with the regulation will be unified to avoid confusion. 



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