According to Energy Conservation Center of Ho Chi Minh city (ECC HCMC), on August 2nd, a production team of technology from the BBC News will interview and make a TV program about electric motorcycle project which was operated by ECC HCMC.
The BBC News’s representative said that the appearance of electric motorcycle technology in the technology program of the BBC News is a privilege because the project aims to promote the green development of transportation in Vietnam as well as to bring the economic benefits for the society.
The pilot project of electric motorcycle, which was launched by ECC HCMC in collaboration with Japan in 2012 with the support of Japanese Government, encouraged the development of other projects under the BOCM. The project conducted a survey on actual use of motorcycle of 100 families in HCM city and compared the differences in the energy consumption of gas-powered motorcycle and electric motorcycle. With the precise analysis method, the results revealed that electric motorcycles could save more than 90 percent of energy compared to gas-powered motorcycles.
After the results were announced in January 2013, the electric motorcycle project has been widely reported and received lots of positive feedbacks from the community. Hearing about the project, BBC News worked closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Information and Communications of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam to ask for permission to film the project with the support of ECC HCMC.
In Vietnam, motorcycles are one of the most popular ways to get around. Thus, motorcycle technology plays an important role in transportation and has a strong effect on the Vietnamese culture and lifestyle. The report of BBC News will introduce a new technological energy saving solution for transportation. Mr. Huynh Kim Tuoc, the Chairman of ECC HCMC said: “Researching, developing and implementing the projects on energy efficiency in order to reduce the environmental pollution and lower the energy costs are the missions of ECC HCMC. ECC HCMC is much honored to be filmed by the BBC News. This is our opportunity to introduce Vietnamese culture and people to the world.”
The BBC News program on technology always introduces new technologies associated with the local lifestyles of people in countries all over the world, especially in the developing countries. In the reportage series of technology in Vietnam, in addition to the electric motorcycle project of ECC HCMC, the BBC News also reported on the application of an invention to help taxi tourists and another invention for safer cycling.