Articles about Alternative Energy

Transit vans can now use Ford’s Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil as fuel
To be used by i-MiEV and Outlander PHEV units
Tired of your daily dose of smog and dust during rush hour commutes? Don't worry, because you're not alone. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) just built an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (
Joint venture to fund filling stations
It's no secret that the automotive industry does business in a very competitive environment. Carmakers try to outdo each other in terms of product offerings' features, technology and even designs. It's practically a show of one-upmanship.Once in a
Automobiles to stop using fossil fuels
Can you imagine the automobile running on anything else but fossil fuel? Despite the emergence of vehicles that are fueled by alternative sources such as hydrogen, electricity or even solar energy, the image of a car running on gasoline or diesel just
A good look at the future
A highlight of our trip to Tokyo recently was seeing and feeling the new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. There was a lot to absorb because it is such a groundbreaking car. It's like the Prius hybrid being introduced all
Check out the numbers
Have you ever wondered how an electric vehicle would fare against a gasoline vehicle in Philippine setting? At the 3rd Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit yesterday, Meralco's manager for the EV project, Anthony Agoncillo, presented his Big Test data pitting an e-
Catch the Mitsubishi Outlander's electric version
Typhoon Yolanda forced the Electric Vehicle Alliance to postpone the Electric Vehicle Summit originally scheduled for November. Now, the organization is set to hold the summit's third installment on February 27-28, at the Multipurpose Hall of Meralco in Pasig City.
School\'s best finish since joining in 2007
Sikat II, De La Salle University\'s solar car which had run in the 2011 World Solar Challenge, finished third in its class in the recently concluded 2013 running of the biennial race in Australia--the school\'s best-ever finish since
When the i3 goes on sale later this year
While BMW is busy developing its i sub-brand of environment-friendly premium vehicles, the German carmaker has already tapped the services of solar module provider Solarwatt GmbH to create a \"combined rooftop and carport photovoltaic solution\" for future BMW i customers.
Better late than never, as the saying goes.After a brief mudslinging threatened to derail the passing of several important bills before the Senate goes on recess for the May 2013 elections, the lawmakers have finally approved on its third and final
Enough to provide power to a town of 15,000 people
Renault is one of the world's largest carmakers. Recently, it also became the carmaker with the world's largest photovoltaic system when it unveiled 400,000sqm of photovoltaic panels at six of its production plants in France.The solar panels are
Closer to reality
Ferrari is serious about creating its very first hybrid model. After revealing its drive system in April, the Italian carmaker is now showing off its composite chassis that has been derived directly from Formula 1 technologies.According to Ferrari, the materials, design
Here comes Terra Motors
Terra Motors, Japan's leading electric scooter manufacturer, is looking to enter the Philippine market "as part of its business expansion strategy into other Asian markets," following its successful launch in Vietnam and Taiwan.Terra Motors was established in Japan in April
To test their performance in Metro Manila
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is collaborating with the Department of Energy and Meralco as part of the Electric Vehicle Cooperation Agreement signed by the three organizations. Under their combined effort, Mitsubishi will loan to the DOE and Meralco two test units each of
Potentially cutting its power cost by more than half
The Department of Energy recently inaugurated the solar-powered LEDs that it recently installed inside the Boni Tunnel in Mandaluyong City with the help of the Asian Development Bank, which provided the lithium batteries and other accessories for the solar power assembly.
One step closer to production
The Porsche 918 Spyder is now one step closer to its scheduled September 2013 production as the German carmaker has now started the driving trials for the prototypes of its hybrid supercar."What we are doing with the 918 Spyder is redefining
Are you ready for a 'green' Ferrari?
In a move that may be considered sacrilegious by the most diehard Ferrari faithful--as if the four wheel-drive FF isn't unholy enough for them--the Italian carmaker is once more heading into unknown territory after it revealed its HY-
Coming soon to your barangay
Electric tricycles will soon be a common sight as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has recently approved the Market Transformation through Introduction of Energy Efficient Electric Tricycle (e-Trike) Project.Expected to cost P21.5 billion, the project aims to
That was fast!
The House of Representatives recently passed on its third and final reading House Bill (HB) 5460, which provides incentives for the manufacture, assembly, conversion and importation of electric, hybrid and other alternative-fuel vehicles--just before Congress adjourned for the Lenten break.
One step closer to realization
While Sen. Ralph Recto is confident his colleagues in the Senate will pass his Alternative Fuel Vehicles Incentive Act of 2011 later this year, his fellow lawmakers have just approved on its second reading a counterpart bill in the House of Representatives.
And where is it now?
Political issues never cease to keep our lawmakers busy but Sen. Ralph Recto, author of the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Incentive Act of 2011, is hoping his proposal will soon be passed into law. By soon, he is looking at June 30--when
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