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Isuzu rolls out modern jeep prototype

Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) would be doing a pilot run of its modern jeeps early next year to assess the profitability of the venture, a top official said. Joseph Bautista, IPC division head of sales, said the company has already decided to join the government’s eco-public utility vehicle (eco-PUV) program or the replacement of decrepit […]

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Tugade vague on jeepney modernization plan parameters

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade flip-flopped on Monday on the issue of whether or not old public utility vehicles (PUVs) should be allowed on the road even after they pass safety inspections. Under the modernization program, Tugade explained that all PUVs that are 15 years old and above would be phased out under the modernization scheme. “Ang MVIS (Motor Vehicle Inspection System), sinasabi natin basta 15 years and […]

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What’s in store for jeepney: the next generation

For almost three years, Renato Marquises worked day and night to earn the over P26,000 he needed to pay monthly for the jeepney he dreamt of owning. That dream became a reality in 2004. And since then, Marquises has been driving in the cities of Makati and Taguig without worrying by the end of the […]

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Muntinlupa’s free e-jeep rides program cited in int’l transport summit

The Muntinlupa City government’s program of offering free rides on electronic jeepneys (e-jeeps) has been cited in an international transport summit. Last week, the e-Jeepney Ride for Free (e-JRF) won the Best Customer Experience award at the UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) Awards held at Montreal, Canada. The Muntinlupa program bested other entries from […]

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EVAP consolidates behind Jeepney Modernization Program

Amidst the increasingly intense discussions surrounding the inevitable replacement of some 350,000 fifteen-year old jeepneys around the country, the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) has expressed its optimism about catching even just a small chunk of the huge volume to replace them with electric jeepneys. EVAP President Rommel Juan says that EVAP believes […]

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Mar 14, 2018

While I generally like cars to go fast, because they are more fun, I’m a huge fan of Shell

Mar 07, 2018

A reader recently asked why we weren’t going deep into the technical as much lately. He was referring to

Mar 07, 2018

Quick question: What would you do if some attacked you in your car? Would you just cower and try