We believe that the solutions to the world’s problems will come from the places where they are needed the most. Our solution arose from our experience in the Philippines, where haphazard transport, dirty air, and poor infrastructure is the norm. This led in 2013 to the creation of GET with the goal of providing practical, affordable, and non-polluting transport solutions designed for the developing world.
Our objectives are:
- reduce pollution and congestion
- improve the quality of life our employees, passengers and the community as a whole
- create a shared technological infrastructure to simplify everyday life
- operate a financially viable and sustainable business that revolves around clean transport and digital life solutions.
In 2014 the first COMET prototype was launched in the presence of US President Barack Obama. Operations on the Quezon City route started in 2015 and rollouts in the industrial estates in Cebu and Cavite soon followed. Redevelopment of the vehicles began in 2016, with new models undergoing testing and limited trial runs before moving to the second phase of testing, refinement, and production. In 2018 GET Philippines partnered with QEV Technologies to develop the new COMET 3, a world-class, fully-electric microbus. The COMET 3 has since debuted in Metro Manila and Davao City. More rollouts are scheduled in 2021 with the first vehicle for international deployment scheduled for delivery to Malaysia in the first quarter.
In 2018 development also began on the GETPASS, an app-based alternative to the COMET’s previous card-based payment system. Initially conceived as an app-based ticketing system, the scope of its functionality was expanded so that it can function as a payment system, a personnel management system, and even as a contact tracing system in the wake of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. The GETPASS System has now become a platform for a multitude of digital services, creating the ideal smart city solution for many public and private organizations.
Rapid advances in technology and the scale of the world’s environmental problems have made GET’s intervention a very timely one. Our complete transportation ecosystem that puts together proprietary electric vehicle technology, an app-based management and payment platform, and an integrated business model is the ideal low cost, low risk, but high impact project that that addresses the dangers of climate change, generates responsible profit and transforms urban environments.