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It may surprise some that the use of electric energy to propel cars is both current and old. Auto historians have documented how electric cars—prototype and experimental—have been in existence as early as the 1830s, and street-legal electric cars were being used by the public, sold by an Englishman named Thomas Parker in 1884 and 1885.
The Nissan Leaf is named so simply that the public often overlooks the complexity of its history.
Chiba, Japan—As this contingent of motoring media from the Philippines arrived in this city yesterday to witness the launch of the re-designed, next-generation Nissan Leaf on Sept. 6 at the Makuhari Messe (simultaneously in Las Vegas), this author couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of longing.
In the end, it all boiled down to cold, hard cash. Early afternoon yesterday, transport network company Uber attempted to cut short by 15 days a 30-day suspension by paying the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) P190 million.
Honda diehards must have been squirming in their seats prior to the historic launch of the premium Japanese marque’s first diesel-powered automobile in the Philippines. What’s taking Honda so long in introducing their own diesel-powered vehicles?
The Lexus marque has gone a long way since it first came out as a “performance project” from automotive giant Toyota via the LS 400 in 1989. That “F1” or “Flagship One” project, which resulted in the creation of the LS 400, though still viewed as “conservative” or “bland” in design by automotive experts, signaled the start of a succession of premium and performance car rollouts.
Take a closer look at the Mazda logo. Everything about it signifies the start of an exciting event, like a majestic bird poised for high-altitude flight.
Grabbing an Uber-safe and convenient ride using a smartphone app has never been easier (pun intended).
Mid-term of this year will go down in Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp.’s history as one of its busiest ever.
Remember when these light trucks used to be just that: tough, powerful metal beasts that push, pull, wade and load big cargos?