Obama inspects Comet e-jeepney

Posted at Apr 29 2014 05:31 PM | Updated as of Apr 30 2014 02:39 AM

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US President Barack Obama's four country tour in Asia wrapped up on Tuesday, when he left Manila before noon.

Before leaving, Obama attended the launch of the City Optimized Managed Electric Transport (COMET) e-jeepney project at Sofitel.

The Comet is a 20-passenger electric shuttle that uses lithium ion batteries instead of lead acid batteries.

Global Electronic Transportation, a partnership between American and Filipino private investors, has an exclusive arrangement with US-based vehicle manufacturing company Pangea Motors for the e-jeep's global supply and distribution.

The first fleet of 30 Comet e-jeeps will be rolled out in Metro Manila by the second quarter of the year.

ANC News Now, April 29, 2014