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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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Is the country ready for a fully electric car? Hyundai Philippines seems to think so, by releasing not one, but two electric vehicles in the country—the Hyundai Kona crossover and Hyundai Ioniq hatchback. For now, we’ll focus on the bigger car and what it offers. Without further ado, here’s your …

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Hyundai Kona Electric

Soon, all you need is your phone to tune your electric vehicles. This as Korean-based automotive brand Hyundai announced that it has developed a “smartphone-electric vehicle (EV) pairing based performance adjustment technology.” This simply means that one can tune his or her EV–adjust maximum torque output of the motor, ignition, …

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Hyundai Palisade

One of the country’s leading automotive companies, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the Philippines, reported sales of 9,949 units in the first quarter of 2019. This represents a substantial increase of 12.5 percent versus sales of 8,847 units for …

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With consideration for the amount of time, money and resources needed to develop sustainable mobility to help combat rising emissions and continuing to utilize currently available technology, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced two measures related to its patents and technical knowledge to further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles. …

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Akio Toyoda

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have agreed recently to consider collaborating with one another in developing new products using their respective strengths. This means that the collaboration between the two Japanese carmakers will concentrate on Toyota’s strength in electrification technologies and in Suzuki’s strength in developing …

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The world’s fastest motorcycle isn’t technically a motorcycle in the traditional sense. The KillaJoule–built and owned be Eva Håkansson, a Swedish mechanical engineer and holder of the fastest ever world speed record for a female motorcycle rider–is a three-wheel, sub-nosed, low-slung and bright-red aerodynamic machine that boasts a top speed …

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have agreed to consider the possibility of collaborating on international space exploration. As a first step, JAXA and Toyota have reached an agreement to further cooperate on and accelerate their ongoing joint study of a manned, pressurized rover that …

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Porsche’s first publicly-available electric sports car is still months away from its public debut but that hasn’t stoppped more than 20,000 people from all over the world from placing a EUR2,500 (roughly PHP146,000) down payment for it. According to the German carmaker, the Porsche Taycan will make its debut in …

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2019 Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf will go on sale in Indonesia and the Philippines by 2020, underscoring Nissan’s commitment to drive electrification in the region. The expanded availability of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle is an important part of Nissan’s goal to electrify one-fourth of its sales volume under its midterm plan, …

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Nissan Leaf

In the past five years, global battery-only electric vehicle (EV) sales have increased 23-fold, with 37 percent of Southeast Asian consumers now considering EVs for their next vehicle purchase. To actively support this growing demand for information on EVs, Nissan launched its first education video series to bust myths and …

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Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales, solidifying the model’s leading role in the global shift toward more sustainable mobility. Introduced in 2010 as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf has led the way in making the excitement and convenience …

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What happens when you combine two luxury car makers who are passionately committed to “beautiful luxury automotive design”? You get two for the price of one: a collaboration between Mahindara-owned Pininfarina and Southern California-based Karma Automotive. The partnership also has one important goal: to “help accelerate future technology and product …

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Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is proposing to create a national energy policy and regulatory framework for the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. On December 13, 2018, Gatchalian filed Senate Bill 2137, otherwise known as the “Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations Act” to usher in the use of electric vehicles in …

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eSakay e-jeepney

Solidifying a new era in public transport, a partnership between the national government, local government units, and the private sector has been formed to launch “a new developmental route” for e-jeepneys under the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). Together with the Land Transportation Franchising and …

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