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Electric motor vehicles to be banned on national roads 

E bikes, e trikes banned on nat’l roads starting April

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Metro Manila Council (MMC) has passed a resolution prohibiting using e-bikes, e-trikes, and other electric motor vehicles on main roads throughout the National Capital Region (NCR) beginning in April.

In a press conference after an MMC session on Wednesday, Don Artes, acting chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), announced that MMDA Regulation No. 24-022 series of 2024 will enforce a ban on e-vehicles, tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and “kuliglig” on national roads, as well as circumferential and radial roads in the National Capital Region (NCR).

The policy will be implemented in April following an information and awareness campaign.

These areas where e-vehicles will be banned include:

C1: Recto Avenue

C2: Pres. Quirino Avenue

C3: Araneta Avenue


C5: Katipunan/CP Garcia

C6: Southeast Metro Manila Expressway

R1: Roxas Boulevard

R2: Taft Avenue


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

“Due to the proliferation of e-vehicles, the MMC deemed it imperative to regulate and penalize those who will traverse the national roads using such means of transportation,” Artes said.

Individuals who violate the e-vehicle ban will face a fine of PHP2,500. The resolution also requires drivers of e-vehicles and tricycles to have a driver’s license.

“Those who cannot present their driver’s license upon apprehension shall be subject to impoundment of their respective vehicles,” he said.

Artes also stated that the resolution was passed to guarantee the safety of all motorists, not just those who use e-vehicles.

“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.

Artes mentioned that each local government unit (LGU) in the National Capital Region (NCR) will also develop ordinances prohibiting e-vehicles on secondary and other inner roads within their jurisdiction. 

In 2023 alone, MMDA data showed around 554 road crashes involving e-vehicles.

On February 15, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) convened with various national government officials, including representatives from the Land Transportation Office and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, to discuss the regulation of e-bikes and other e-vehicles on roads throughout the country.


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