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No matter if the Philippines’ power producers and distributors charge among the highest electricity rates in the Asian region, Filipinos are still among the region’s most eager buyers of electric vehicles (EVs). That is, if EVs were already available locally.
Do you want to freak out your balikbayan relative who has long grown accustomed to the rather “civilized” manner of driving in the Western world?
It goes without saying that the “golden age of infrastructure” that President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic team is helping usher in during the next five or six years by allotting as much as P8.4 trillion for vital projects such as airports, roads, bridges, railways, seaports, telecommunication and power facilities, will also tow in a revived Philippine trucking industry.
Who says the Philippine motoring market is too small for the automotive bigwigs in Japan to notice?
On Nov. 11, former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez, who was stuck in traffic along Edsa, outside the Asean lanes designated exclusively for delegates of the ongoing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila, posted a shocker on Facebook: she wrote that she removed the pylons separating the delegates’ lanes from those of regular motorists, and then drove into the Asean lanes.
Okazaki, Japan—Itching to buy a compact 7-seater multipurpose vehicle (MPV)? Well, don’t scratch that itch just yet.
Tokyo, Japan—“The Philippines is a very exciting country. Manila’s got a good buzz. You can feel the energy, the ambition. And we want to be part of that ambition.” This came straight from Mitsubishi Motor Corp. COO Trevor Mann as he spoke to the Philippine motoring press on Oct. 24, a media night hosted by […]
Phililppine electric vehicle (EV) maker EMotors Inc. (EMI) will soon provide three-wheeled ZuM passenger shuttles to staff, officers and tenants of the Net Park and Net Lima buildings of The Net Group (TNG) at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City.
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.