Slated for July 17 and 18, the seventh staging of the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) will see not only the participation of various independent manufacturers as they showcase their products but major car brands like Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Nissan as well. Their participation comes as no surprise since Hyundai …

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BGC Speed Bumps

Djanco Information Technology Solutions, a local mobile applications developer founded by balikbayan Debbie Macariola-St. John, has launched Croxtec (pronounced CROSS-TEK), an early-warning pedestrian safety app that was developed “to help stem and stop the rising number of road fatalities from happening by providing an alert system to its users.” According …

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Back in January, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) launched the updated Mitsubishi Strada with no less than Mitsubishi vehicle development driver and two-time, back-to-back Dakar Rally champion Hiroshi Masuoka behind the wheel, giving his passengers–and prospective buyers–a sample of the midsize pickup truck’s capabilities. Thoroughly impressed with how the Strada …

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Effective tomorrow, Friday, 12:01 AM of June 14, the toll fees on the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) will go up by an additional P0.51 per kilometer for its entire 94-kilometer stretch. This means that under the new toll rate adjustment, Class 1 vehicles (passenger cars) traveling from Mabalacat City (Mabiga Interchange) …

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Toyota Gazoo Racing will run the GR Supra at the Nürburgring 24 Hours Endurance Race which will take place from June 20 to 23 at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. After competing in the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring where it finished third in its class and 63rd overall, the car …

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The BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover have confirmed that they are joining forces to develop next-generation electric drive units in a move that supports the advancement of electrification technologies necessary to transition to an autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES) future. The BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover …

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Angkas

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has released the guidelines for the pilot implementation of motorcycle taxis in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. Approved by Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade on May 8, the guidelines are from the same document that the DOTr cited in its Facebook page on …

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Ford Philippines is offering big cash savings and all-in low downpayment deals for its top-selling vehicles this month. Leading the pack is the 2.2-liter Ford Everest Ambiente 4×2 with cash savings of PHP190,000 available to customers. The Everest continues to raise the bar for mid-sized SUVs with its best-in-segment 800 …

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Gone are the days when gas stations only offer fuel. Stations evolve to become one-stop shops offering personalized, accessible and simple solutions that meet all the needs and desires of motorists. As part of Total (Philippines) Corporation‘s commitment to going above and beyond for their customers, new establishments have been …

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AC Motors, the automotive distribution and retail group of AC Industrials of the Ayala Group of Companies, recently launched Maxus as the sixth motoring brand under its umbrella. For its initial salvo, Maxus Philippines launched only two models–the Maxus G10 minivan and the Maxus V80 line of vans. Now, depending …

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It’s official: the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is revoking the driver’s license of Miko Lopez who, in a viral video shared on social media, was seen driving a car while seated on the front passenger seat. When the video went viral on May 28, the LTO was supposedly instructed by …

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Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) held its Isuzu Service Skills Olympics (ISSO) last June 1 at the IPC Plant at the Laguna Technopark in Binan, Laguna. On its 14th year, ISSO has been competitive and was definitely a fierce one as each participant evidently did not hold back in showcasing their …

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AC Motors, the automotive distribution and retail group of AC Industrials of the Ayala Group of Companies, has launched Maxus Philippines, the sixth brand in the company’s growing motoring portfolio following its shares in Honda and Isuzu and its acquisition of the local distribution of Volkswagen, Kia, and KTM motorcycles. …

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Grab Driver

Good news for those who are looking to get into the Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) business! The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will accept 10,000 new TNVS units applicants “starting on June 10, 2019.” Although no mention was made as to what region/s is/are covered by the …

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Chevrolet has launched the all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer in the United States, and it has gone down a size: from previously being a midsize SUV, it’ll now be a compact crossover positioned between the subcompact Chevrolet Trax and the midsize Chevrolet Equinox crossovers. “The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said …

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