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To support the government’s drive to modernize the public transport system, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has released several standards that cater to the emerging market of electric vehicles (EVs). Through the BPS Technical Committee on Road Vehicles (BPS/TC 44)‘s Sub Committee on Electric …

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The future looks bright and electrifying as numerous manufacturers are bringing to our shores their various offeringss for sustainable and greener mobility. For one, the Public Utility Vehicle  Modernization Program (PUVMP) is targeting to upgrade some 200,000 public utility jeepneys over the next six years. In the said project, manufacturers …

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COAST Autonomous announced that it has been selected by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to provide autonomous electric vehicle (AEV) service in New Clark City during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) scheduled later this year. A fleet of electric COAST P-1 Self-Driving Shuttles will showcase the …

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A soundtrack. Yes, you’ve heard it right–a BMW engine soundtrack to be more specific. Let’s include noise in the equation here as well. Believe us, it can be a problem in vehicles–especially the electric or hybrid ones available in the market today. And really, too much or too little can …

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Hyundai Kona Electric

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez underscored that for the Philippines to be a production hub of electric vehicles (EV) in the future, the government should work on a special program that will attract investors in the different stages of the value chain in the EV industry. …

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Nissan partnered with Mackie’s–an ice cream brand in Scotland–in launching an all-electric zero-emission concept car for the United Kingdom’s ‘Clean Air Day’ last Thursday, June 20. The collaboration attempts to demonstrate how a ‘Sky to Scoop‘ approach can eliminate carbon dependence throughout the ice cream vending process via Nissan’s new …

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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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After announcing the performance numbers of it SkyActiv-X engine, Mazda is expected to launch an entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market in 2020 and have a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) on the road in 2022, possibly as early as 2021. Leading the way is Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto, …

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Subaru Corporation have disclosed that they have agreed to jointly develop a platform dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for midsize and large passenger vehicles and to jointly develop a C-segment-class BEV SUV model for sale under each company’s own brand. By combining their respective strengths, …

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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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