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No number coding for hybrids, electric vehicles in Quezon City

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Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Brent Co | posted April 28, 2015 11:00

QC exempts alternative fuel vehicles from coding

Vehicles powered by alternative fuels will be exempted from the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or number-coding in the streets of Quezon City.

This comes after the City Council approved a modification of the Quezon City Traffic Management Code and the ordinance signed by Mayor Herbert Bautista.

According the Mayor Bautista, this is to ‘encourage more people to shift to alternative fuel powered vehicles which could help reduce harmful engine emissions to the environment.’

Under the ordinance, alternative fuels include electric/hybrid, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Compressed Natural Gas (NCG), retrofit technology, and the forms of propulsion that are not 100% reliant on fossil fuels.

Vehicles using alternative fuels must apply for exemption from the Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) by filling-up an application form, submitting the vehicle’s Certificate of Registration and paying the as of yet undetermined filing fee.

The vehicle will then be inspected by the DPOS and if all requirements have been met, the owner will be given a sticker bearing the Mayor’s signature which exempts it from the number-coding scheme.  The sticker should be placed on the windshield. Unregistered vehicles using alternative fuele will not be exempted.