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Met a guy yesterday in Lapu Lapu who has started a trike business

Bought 4 of the WOW electric tricycles and had them tricked out to carry people

Rear bench seat, cover, side curtains, ceiling lights, etc. Said 60 K P each (1,200 USD)

Rents them out - didn't ask how much - did say he made 30 P dropping fare off near the upholstery shop where we met.

He charges at his house at night

24 hr service - has business cards (well paper slips) with phone number - will run errands also

 

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If you want to make a small fortune here come and start with a large fortune.

surprised the local trike mafia have not blown them up

If you want to start a business, do something that the locals don't do and where the learning curve is too great for them to copy. Just as an example, I can sell every kilo of goat meat that I ca

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My wife's cousin has got a fleet of 20 in Daanbantayan.Just rents them..
We visited a few weeks ago.
Watched the drivers come in for a battery change, not sure of the distance they travel (need to ask),
Batteries are deep cycle, I did wonder how much profit margin is when the batteries need changing.. Same seating setup as you describe..
Same cost p60,000.
There was a few "dead" ones in the yard. I thought of retrieving one for a project but i don't think it would get up the hill at the back of Consolacion..


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If you want to make a small fortune here come and start with a large fortune.

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This is it 38 K P - before tricked out

Looked up % grade for electric golf carts - said power not the problem  tire traction is

Finally found out what "road grade" is

45 deg = 100% - 1 foot forward / 1 foot up

30 deg = 58% - 1 foot forward / .58 up

 

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This is it 38 K P - before tricked out
Looked up % grade for electric golf carts - said power not the problem  tire traction is
Finally found out what "road grade" is
45 deg = 100% - 1 foot forward / 1 foot up
30 deg = 58% - 1 foot forward / .58 up
 
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Yeh, great... the ones in Daanbantayan look a bit more agricultural but basically the same principle and size.

Have been fitted with a full length canopy and a front and rear facing seat.. I think i saw one with a solar panel on Roof....

Thanks for the info regarding their climbing abilities.

I think we're going to Daanbantayan on November 1 so I'm going to follow up....



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I saw what you're talking about

Did find this  - Motor type: Brushless Climbing Ability: 8-12degree

12 deg = >20 Slope

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After looking around, this is the closest looking picture i can get. f72cbb631bb42b094662c642183af7dc.jpg

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4 hours ago, Semper paratus said:

If you want to make a small fortune here come and start with a large fortune.

Sounds like a Mark twain quote.:cool:

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3 hours ago, cookie47 said:

After looking around, this is the closest looking picture i can get. f72cbb631bb42b094662c642183af7dc.jpg

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That's a nice one. Are they the ones around 60k in the Phills?

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That's a nice one. Are they the ones around 60k in the Phills?
Sorry... I cant quote price for sure, i only posted this picture as its the closest to the model(visually) that my wife's cousin has.... I'm looking to get more accurate info soon...



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6 hours ago, lamoe said:

Met a guy yesterday in Lapu Lapu who has started a trike business

Bought 4 of the WOW electric tricycles and had them tricked out to carry people

Rear bench seat, cover, side curtains, ceiling lights, etc. Said 60 K P each (1,200 USD)

Rents them out - didn't ask how much - did say he made 30 P dropping fare off near the upholstery shop where we met.

He charges at his house at night

24 hr service - has business cards (well paper slips) with phone number - will run errands also

 

Was your post intended to get comments about this as a business opportunity?  I’ve seen these sort of tricycles in my area, both gas and electric. I have doubts about buying some for rentals as a business would work out.  At least not in the area I live. Lots to consider if it’s a business (LTO, insurance, BIR etc). 

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22 minutes ago, cookie47 said:

Sorry... I cant quote price for sure, i only posted this picture as its the closest to the model(visually) that my wife's cousin has.... I'm looking to get more accurate info soon...



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Thanx. I'll start getting prices for them tomorrow. Seen similar ones around here in Cavite so will start checking them out. From what my wife told me at least for the 2 wheelers no drivers license or helmut is required for them. Don't know about the LTO part.

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NO license needed

Rents to drivers for a flat fee I believe

I have his # if anyone wants to talk to him  - PM me

38 K for WOW - near E mall

27 for one Cali Eco?  in SM city I believe

The agri ones will hold more people but above weight limit?

CDR King

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32 minutes ago, Jawny said:

Was your post intended to get comments about this as a business opportunity?  I’ve seen these sort of tricycles in my area, both gas and electric. I have doubts about buying some for rentals as a business would work out.  At least not in the area I live. Lots to consider if it’s a business (LTO, insurance, BIR etc). 

 

25 minutes ago, yingy52 said:

Thanx. I'll start getting prices for them tomorrow. Seen similar ones around here in Cavite so will start checking them out. From what my wife told me at least for the 2 wheelers no drivers license or helmut is required for them. Don't know about the LTO part.

 

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Well Well, The No license is attractive for me,based on my recent posts and issues in the licence thread.

All I want to go a few ks to Sm Consolacion and Liloan just to get out. Sorry my interest is personal and not business......

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