electric

Volkswagen vows to build 22 million e-cars over next decade

FRANKFURT, Germany — German automaker Volkswagen said Tuesday it plans to ramp up its production of electric vehicles over the next ten years to 22 million and reduce its carbon footprint over vehicle life cycles by 30…

Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

  TOKYO  — Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming. The Japanese automaker and…

Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle finally goes on sale

The 2020 LiveWire model, the electric motorcycle that Harley-Davidson announced back in 2014, is finally hitting the market this year.…

Honda advances wind-to-wheel initiative with electric scooter

Automotive giant Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is introducing an electric scooter that uses a portable battery charging system pilot tested in Romblon, which stores electricity generated from wind energy. Dubbed PCX Electric, the scooter can be installed…

Scooter firm gives moto sector a jolt

Motor vehicles are going electric and motorcycles are no exception. And one of the companies betting on the possibility that Filipinos will prefer the more environment-friendly electric scooters to their gasoline-powered counterparts is Taiwan-based Kwang Yang Motor…

Saving the humble jeepney by going electric

Cebu’s Aboitiz Group, best known these days for its power interests, has had a keen interest in expanding in transport infrastructure. Unfortunately, the plan has been hampered by current government policies, which have made this initiative somewhat…

Rugged solar panels hit the road to power street lights

Rugged solar panels are currently being installed on the streets of a small town in Normandy, France, as a test run for eventual mass installation in various countries. While solar panels are still a little costly, they…

Comet electric jeep debuts in Quezon City

The jeepney, once touted as a symbol of Filipino ingenuity, is now an embodiment of our transportation woes. Inefficient, uncomfortable, and a source of pollution, the jeepney is ripe for replacement. One candidate for its successor is…

Nissan to electrify Le Mans with unique race car

Nissan will debut an electric race car in next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Appropriately, it has selected a graduate of its gamer-to-racer program to be its development driver: Spaniard Lucas Ordóñez. The Nissan ZEOD RC will…