The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) held a technical working group meeting on Wednesday with transport network companies (TNCs) but stood firm on its decision to push through with its July 26 crackdown on thousands of app-based drivers who will remain “colorum.” “We are bound by our order which will become executory on […]
BMW is bringing electromobility up to race speed: Initially revealed as a goal in 2016 as part of the realignment of the motorsport strategy within the BMW Group, BMW will join the FIA Formula E Championship as an official manufacturer in Season 5 (2018/19). The cars, equipped with a completely newly-developed BMW drivetrain, will be […]
Nissan announced today that the widely anticipated new Nissan LEAF will come with e-Pedal, a revolutionary technology that transforms the way we drive. With the flip of a switch, the technology turns your accelerator into an e-Pedal, allowing drivers to accelerate, decelerate and stop using just the e-Pedal. e-Pedal technology is the world’s first one-pedal […]
This week saw a milestone in the collaboration with Lexus and the film studio EuropaCorp with the futuristic Skyjet making its movie debut at the premiere of the hotly anticipated action adventure film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. The single-seat space craft brought to life with the […]
The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is worried over the looming increase in excise tax on automobiles, raising concern that this will push European car makers “to be even more disadvantaged” in the local market, a top official said. ECCP president Guenter Taus said that European brands in the local car market […]
The operations of ride-hailing companies managing Grab and Uber will continue while the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is deliberating the appeal of the private firms to reconsider the service ban. This means the LTFRB cannot apprehend “colorum” Grab and Uber drivers yet even after July 26 while the LTFRB has no decision on the […]
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is set to take a 65-percent stake in the local importer and distributor of Munich, Germany-based luxury car maker BMW. SMC said in a stock exchange disclosure yesterday that it filed the necessary incorporation papers for SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 17. […]
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is pleased to introduce the New Jazz. Enhanced with additional features and sporty updates, the New Jazz aims to give customers the traditional fun driving experience as well as utmost utility and convenience expected from a Honda. Further, the New Jazz will now have […]
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, introduces the refreshed New Mobilio. The 7-seater Multi-purpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) now comes with a bolder and sportier exterior, enhanced interior, and upgraded comfort and safety features that satisfy the Filipino families’ needs and expectations in an all-around vehicle. Here’s the news from Honda: […]
There’s no reason that a MINI Cooper, renowned for being compact and nimble, should be big. Unless you want to carry more stuff and people, in which case MINI has you covered, too.
Among the “pinch me, I’m dreaming” moments of motoring, this counts at the top: blasting down the main straight of the Sepang Formula 1 circuit, strapped into a Porsche, with none other than two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Earl Bamber behind the wheel. As Earl brakes hard, from 250 kph to less than […]
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Commuters relying on transport network vehicle services (TNVS) have taken to social media to air their support for ride-sharing’s most popular companies Uber and Grab, as well as rant against regular taxis and the service’s “tormentor,” the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), which has threatened to impound and fine around 80 percent of these TNVS that the Board claims would have no existing franchises come July 26.
The impending crackdown on Grab and Uber drivers without the necessary franchise to operate is worrying thousands of commuters like government worker Karen who fears the directive may affect her dream of becoming a lawyer. Karen, who studies law at Polytechnic University of the Philippines, told the Inquirer on Monday that while she understands that […]
Honda showcased a new direction for America’s retail best-selling midsize sedan1 with the world debut of a more stylish, sporty and premium 2018 Honda Accord that launches this fall. The new Accord features new engines including new turbocharged gasoline powerplants, available hybrid powertrains, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Here’s the latest from Honda. The 10th-generation Accord […]