Tesla Motors has launched the Model X, an all-electric powered luxury SUV. Tesla calls it the safest, fastest and most capable SUV in history. The Model X comes with a 90 kWh battery good for a quoted 400km range. The top model comes with the ‘ludicrous’ mode acceleration of 0-96kph in 3.2 seconds. Tesla […]
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—The provincial board is standing by its opposition to the cutting of trees to make way for the expansion of the Manila North Road (MNR). “We will continue to sustain our opposition to the further cutting of trees,” Board Member Alfonso Bince Jr. said, following a discussion with officials of the Department of Environment […]
Evie Uy, 39, vaguely remembers the moment when her four sons would kiss her on the cheek in the morning before they start off for school. Like a ghost flitting by her children’s doorway at night, she was afraid to touch them lest she rouse them from sleep. It’s the typical story of a mother […]
Police outposts will soon be set up in several gas stations in Metro Manila and nearby provinces under the recently launched “Lakbay-Ligtas” program of the Philippine National Police and Petron Corp. The PNP said the outposts would open at an initial 20 gas stations located on major roads in Metro Manila and the neighboring provinces […]
The Motorland in Aragon is located basically in the middle of nowhere, having a small-town vibe all year round, the exception being when the Motogp fraternity comes to town. Then this community turns into a huge biking mecca. This year, more than 67,000 fans trooped to the circuit in the hopes of watching […]
Coming off a dismal performance in Singapore, the Mercedes AMG Formula One team vowed a return to its winning ways come the Japanese GP. Both Nico and Lewis had their lowest starting position at the Marina Bay Circuit and it was only the second time that both drivers finished off the podium all season. It […]
BERLIN, Germany—The pollution cheating scandal that has engulfed auto giant Volkswagen touches one of the main nerve centers of the German economy, given the importance of the car sector both politically and economically. READ: Volkswagen admits 11 million cars have emissions cheating device Germany’s mighty automobile sector includes the world’s biggest and best-known names, from […]
BERLIN — Around 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) was wiped off the market value of Volkswagen AG on Monday following revelations that the German carmaker rigged U.S. emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars. By midday trading in Frankfurt, Volkswagen’s share price was 19.3 percent lower at a three-year low of 130.20 euros. Its dramatic […]
TWO BROTHERS who claimed to be members of the politically influential Joson clan of Nueva Ecija province are facing criminal charges for allegedly mauling a man in a road rage incident inside Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City, Thursday night. Senior Supt. Alan Nobleza, officer in charge of the Muntinlupa police, said siblings Christian and Angelo […]
IN MY mind, and that of many average car enthusiasts, the ideal garage would be composed of the following: (1) a reliable, fuel-efficient and comfortable everyday car, (2) a tall-riding diesel-powered pickup or SUV for the commonly occurring flash floods and out-of-town drives, (3) an MPV (sort of) for the missus to take the kids to school, and finally (4) a real driver’s car that one can geek out on and embark on a long-term (even lifelong) relationship with.
LATE night in July somewhere on a remote coastal highway in Ilocos Sur, the AM radio stations are warning all motorists about possible floods and landslides as torrential monsoon rains drenched the northern Philippine regions.
In the large premium SUV segment, the Porsche Cayenne stands out as perhaps the most driver-focused SUV in the segment. With a tradition of building the finest sports and race cars, Porsche made sure that the Cayenne will feel just like a proper P-car: fast, responsive, alert but not feeling nervous, and with driving pleasure […]
PARIS—Two Uber France executives are facing the possibility of prison in a trial hinging on the ride-hailing service’s outlawed low-cost service. The trial Wednesday of Thibaud Simphal and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty comes a week after France’s top constitutional authority upheld a 2014 law banning the low-cost UberPop service, which allowed any driver to act as a […]
Whenever the topic of globalization is brought up, we often hear key concepts and ideas such as “global village,” “free markets,” “tax-free,” “boundary-less flow of goods,” “services,” “ideas” and “information.” Sounds all fine and dandy in principle, but these concepts are never as simple as they seem.
San Juan is a small but close-knit community. Although I don’t live in San Juan myself (I’m from Mandaluyong), almost every place where I hang out is in San Juan: I go to a lot of car shops and car washes in the area, I visit friends based there, and with the missus, we eat […]