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Toyota and Subaru have agreed to a new business alliance “with the aim of further developing and strengthening their long-term partnership,” starting with the “joint development of the next-generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.” In addition, both companies will also jointly-develop all-wheel-drive models “that offer the ultimate sensation in all-wheel …

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Whoever thought that the era-defining box-type design of the ’80s would make a comeback in today’s sleek- and curvy-centric times? The Toyota HiAce, Mahindra Enforcer and Suzuki Jimny has certainly enjoyed robust sales with the style revival, and now a Michigan startup vehicle company, Bollinger Motors, is also cashing in …

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As the excitement for the Honda e reaches fever-pitch, the Japanese carmaker decided to fan the flames even more by a releasing a video of the electric vehicle’s ultra-high-tech dash. Honda’s first production EV will feature an eye-popping wide digital touchscreen dashboard made up of five seamlessly integrated HD displays …

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The Delsbo Electric Vehicle Challenge in Sweden–an electric car competition that involves running a battery-powered vehicle with six passengers along three kilometers of railroad track–brings students from all over the north European country once a year to build, tweak and test their electric creations. It recently crowned a new champion, the Eximus IV, …

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It is all systems go for the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), the main voice of the electric vehicle industry in the country, as it prepares for this year’s Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) this coming July 17-18, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall …

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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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BMW plans to launch an all-electric MINI Cooper this year, and it’s taking a no-holds-barred approach in its promotion. Collaborating with German airline company Lufthansa, the British carmaker showed off its yet-unreleased unit pulling a 150-ton Boeing 777F in a teaser video. In the video, a yellow all-electric MINI Cooper …

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Honda’s new fully-electric city car, the Honda e, is set to become the Japanese carmaker’s first battery electric vehicle in Europe. Whether it’s destined for other markets in the future remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure–it looks gushingly lovable, a fact made even more obvious by its …

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In a historic first, electric cars outsold those equipped with internal combustion engines, and it happened in the Northern European country of Norway. Electric vehicles (EV) accounted for 58.4 percent of the country’s total car sales in March, led by Tesla‘s mass market Model 3, which took nearly 30 percent …

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You may be forgiven to think that an electric car is a very recent invention, but in fact, it came decades before the first internal combustion engine car was born. Of course, these early battery-powered wonders were crude, to say the least. The first working electric vehicle ever built however, …

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A hybrid petrol-electric sports car may have been a far-flung idea for Ferrari once upon a time, but the Italian carmaker has already decided to shift to hybrids four years from now. “By 2022, nearly 60 percent of the models we produce will be built around hybrid powertrains,” newly-minted CEO …

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Mercedes-Benz‘s electric sub-brand, EQ, is doing a good job of staying mum these days. Aside from those teasers that give far less than the Pope and his sealed confessionals, there seems to be a shortage of tantalizing slogans and information to announce its arrival to the world. The only thing …

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6th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit

If you weren’t able to drop by the just-concluded 6th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit, then here’s a gallery of the vehicles you missed, from the amphibious electric jeepney and tricycle to the country’s “first electric supercar” in the Greenbird–which suspiciously looks like one of the Aurelio “supercars”–probably the orange one …

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Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit 2018

Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) President and spokesperson Rommel T. Juan is hopeful that with the recently-enacted Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law exempting electric vehicles from the excise tax–due in part to EV stakeholders’ representation with Congress–it would pave the way not only for more …

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The future of mobility is leaning towards electrification, which means that cars will soon be powered by an electric motor. First world countries and some of our neighbors in Asia have already started to embrace this concept. How about us? Is the Philippines ready to go electric? To answer that …

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