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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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Alibaba-backed Xpeng Motors has reportedly invested billions of dollars in research and development in its attempt to challenge Tesla and establish itself as a major player in the electric vehicle (EV) market. With money funneling in from Alibaba Group Holding, Xpeng said it is now poised to release its first …

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Muntinlupa e-trike

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently turned over 150 e-tricycle units  to the City Government of Muntilupa through Mayor Jaime Fresnedi. According to the DOE, the ceremony highlights its effort to promote energy-efficient and alternative technologies in the transport sector. “The DOE is consistent in its drive of enhancing the energy …

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A hybrid electric vehicle combines two or more different power sources to make it run. Often, it will use an internal-combustion engine (that uses a typical fossil fuel like gasoline or diesel) with an electric motor to produce energy to power up your vehicle. There are three common types of …

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Hyundai and Kia invested in Grab to push for electric vehicle (EV) programs across Southeast Asia. The Korean automakers are set to invest an additional USD250 million (around PHP13.2 billion) in Grab for the said program. The program plans to bring together stakeholders from the EV industry to collaborate and …

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Hyundai Kia Solar Roof Charging Technology

Sister carmakers Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors will soon introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology in some of its vehicles after 2019, using solar panels incorporated into the roof or hood that will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles “with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.” The …

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Daewoo PIMS 2018

Daewoo is back in business in the Philippines, only this time, it’s with a new distributor and it will be dealing in commercial vehicles. Now distributed by Columbian Manufacturing Corporation (CMANC), the company will showcase at the 7th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) its line of commercial vehicles, including its …

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