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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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Prolonged idling of parked cars’ engines soon a no-no in San Juan

Soon, drivers who leave their engines idling when they park in San Juan City will be slapped a fine of P1,000. An ordinance filed and authored by Councilor Angelo Agcaoili has banned the idling of gasoline- or diesel-powered motor vehicles in the city for over three minutes. Idling means the engine of a parked vehicle […]

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Even low levels of air pollution could cause serious changes to the heart, finds new research

New United Kingdom research has found that even air pollution levels that fall well within U.K. guidelines could cause changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure. Led by Queen Mary University of London and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the new study […]

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Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

BEIJING — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai under an agreement signed Tuesday, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China. Tesla Inc.’s announcement comes amid mounting US-China tension over technology, and follows Beijing’s April promise to end restrictions that required foreign automakers to work through […]

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BMW recalls 12,000 diesel cars over emissions

German high-end carmaker BMW recalled thousands of diesel cars for a software update, after reports it had admitted to authorities they released more harmful emissions on the road than in the lab. BMW “noticed during internal testing that correctly programmed software was wrongly used in a few models that were not compatible,” the group said […]

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Gov’t starts crackdown on dilapidated PUVs

Over 250 drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) are expected to report to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) after they were flagged down on Monday by the Interagency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) as part of the government’s implementation of its PUV modernization program. On the first day of the Department of Transportation’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal […]

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Transport groups to stage 2-day strike to protest vs jeepney ‘phase-out scheme’

Transport groups will demand on Monday the junking of President Rodrigo Duterte administration’s transport modernization program, which they slammed as a jeepney “phase-out scheme” and an abandonment of its duty to provide an “efficient and affordable mass transport system.” Various groups, led by Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston), are geared to […]

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Despite raps, Piston set another jeepney strike

Even with its leader already facing a complaint, the militant transport group Piston is gearing up for another nationwide strike on Oct. 16 and 17 to protest the government plan to replace aging jeepneys with environment-friendly models. The planned “transport holiday” will be Piston’s third this year and is set two weeks after another group […]

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Net Group first to launch e-trike service

Net Group, will be offering for free a limited e-trike shuttle service, a pilot program in support of the fight against traffic pollution. Ramon Fernando Rufino, co-president of the Net Group, told reporters the program would be using seven e-trikes for the daily service to and from Net Lima or Net Park and Market! Market! […]

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Diesel in Davao to soon cost just P16 per liter

DAVAO CITY — A plant that could produce biofuel that would cost no more than P16 per liter has been opened here on Friday, raising hopes, too, for a stop to the dumping of used cooking oil into the city’s rivers and canals. The plant, an initiative of the city government, Japan International Cooperation Agency […]

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Apr 17, 2019

Fresh from celebrating its milestone of selling its 1 millionth unit since the company’s foray into the country in

Apr 10, 2019

The display of a Hyundai Kona Electric at last week’s Manila International Automobile Show (MIAS), plus Nissan Philippines’ recent

Apr 03, 2019

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