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The “bangkarwayan”—for “bangka” (boat), car and “kawayan” (bamboo)

This is the “bangkarwayan”—for “bangka” (boat), car and “kawayan” (bamboo)—is a pet project of 

 60-year-old history Professor Benjamin Mangubat at UP Manila.

A “solar-and-wind-powered” car with a body made of bamboo and other recyclable materials has been a familiar sight at the Manila campus of the University of the Philippines (UP), where its creator reports to work and urges his students to always think out of the box.


The Next Generation Sarao Jeepney Prototype-ONE.

Sarao Jeepney Prototype-I segment from SONA 2014-08-19

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What is Jeepney Art?

The Art of using the Jeep Body as the Canvas. The multi-colored Vinyl Stickers are cut-out like puzzle and pasted together as an image to complete the design. Enamel paint are also use in hand painting or Airbrushes being used as ways to design these Pinoy Jeepneys are called the JEEPNEY ART

What Is An Electric Jeepney?

The 10 to 12-seater electric-powered version of the vehicle that has its origin in surplus US Army jeep. The e-Jeepneys are powered by five-horsepower electric motor engines with 12 batteries that, at full capacity, allow the vehicles to run 120 to 140 kilometers at around 40 kilometers per hour.

Jeepneys of Manila

Jeepney or Jeep are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and are well known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating. They have also become a symbol of Philippine culture. Now produced from Chassis and Surplus Diesel Engines from Japan. Made by Filipino Craftsman by hands from the body assemble to a perfect piece of art Called the Jeepney Art

 

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