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Hyundai commits to wider EV adoption in PH

THE distributor of Hyundai in the Philippines said it is “committed to ramping up the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the Philippines.” Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) president and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo at the recent Landscape automotive industry briefing said the government must offer incentives to the auto sector to promote the use […]

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Happy 10th, Mitsubishi i-MiEV

IT HAS been exactly a decade since the zero-emission Mitsubishi i-MiEV city car was launched, and Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) is marking the model’s 10th year saying it “paved the way for the automotive industry’s seismic shift towards mass-produced electric vehicles.” MMC said the the i-MiEV accelerated its research and development into EV powertrains, directly leading […]

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The Hyundai Kona is now a hybrid

A NEW hybrid-powered variant extends Hyundai’s Kona crossover SUV range. Hyundai Motor said its introduction of the Kona Hybrid is a response to “European customers’ demands for more SUV-bodied eco-mobility models.” The Kona Hybrid adds to the gasoline engine and full-electric versions of the nameplate. Hyundai said it has sold nearly 120,000 Kona models in […]

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Lotus adds electricity

THE company known to make cars that faithfully stick to its founder’s “simplify, then add lightness” mantra is now adopting electric propulsion. Lotus Cars, started by Colin Chapman in 1948, announced it will be launching in London on July 16 its first all-new model in more than a decade. The company described the upcoming car, […]

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What’s in store at the Toyota HEV Conference

TOP Toyota Motor executives and key personalities from government and an international organization will lead the discussions at the Toyota Hybrid Electric Technology Conference set on May 29 at Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. To focus around the theme of “Toward sustainable mobility,” the meet will tackle issues concerning the adoption of […]

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US seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones

CHICAGO  — The U.S. government will lead an ambitious effort to develop technologies to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production in anticipation of soaring global demand and potential shortages, Department of Energy officials said Friday. Calling the effort […]

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Ferrari set to unveil hybrid supercar this year, battery-electric supercar ‘after 2022’


Ferrari’s chief executive officer confirmed a couple of weeks ago that a hybrid supercar will debut this year.

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Norway sees boom in electric cars, fueled by gov’t

OSLO, Norway — A silent revolution has transformed driving in Norway. Eerily quiet vehicles are ubiquitous on the fjord-side roads and mountain passes of this wealthy European nation of 5.3 million. Some 30 percent of all new cars sport plug-in cables rather than gasoline tanks, compared with 2 percent across Europe overall and 1-2 percent […]

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PUV modernization schedule ‘a timeline, not a deadline’ — DOTr

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) clarified on Wednesday that the implementation of the PUV modernization program scheduled to begin in March 2019 is “a timeline, not a deadline.” DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road Transport Mark De Leon issued this statement in reaction to reports that  transport officials postponed the implementation PUV modernization program (PUVMP). “The March 2019 […]

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New Tesla chair must rein in CEO Musk at key moment

WASHINGTON — It won’t be an easy job. Whoever becomes the new chairman of Tesla Motors will face the formidable task of reining in Elon Musk, the charismatic, visionary chief executive with an impulsive streak, while also helping Musk achieve his dream of turning Tesla into a profitable, mass-market producer of environmentally-friendly electric cars. Musk […]

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Jun 19, 2019

The Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback represent a crucial period in the Hiroshima-based manufacturer’s history.

May 29, 2019

The International Engine (now with + POWERTRAIN) of the Year Awards has a wide array of winners, and almost

May 29, 2019

f there's any hard evidence that this so-called "golden age of motorization" in the Philippines is well underway, it's

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