Articles about Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Transit vans can now use Ford’s Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil as fuel
Human muscle power gets a boost from an electric motor
Okay, we already see you raising a white flag and giving up on Metro Manila traffic. Now you're beginning to weigh your other options to get around: motorcycle or bicycle?We all know motorcycles give you more speed. Bicycles, while slower,
From the man behind the original Apollo
Remember the Gumpert Apollo? While the utterly bonkers Apollo Intensa Emozione appears to be the car that rose from its ashes, there's another to consider. The is the Roland Gumpert Nathalie, a methanol-powered sports car from the man behind the
Shown at the Bangkok International Motor Show
Motor shows are more than just about seeing the latest cars up close, and hoping that you'll see them in dealerships soon. They also give us a chance to see what's possible in the not-so-near future, usually in
Including Lexus models
Our market may not be aware of it, but in the rest of the world, hybrid cars are a big thing. On our streets, you will see an 86 every day, and a Prius maybe once every quarter. Of course, if our
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
Exceeds carmaker's 2015 sales forecast
Since its launch in Japan in December 2014, over 1,500 orders have reportedly been placed for the Toyota Mirai, the Japanese carmaker's fuel-cell sedan.During the vehicle's launch, Toyota's sales forecast for the Mirai in its home
Until 2020
In a move that mirrors what electric carmaker Tesla did for its electric vehicle technology, Toyota has announced that it is opening up globally its fuel-cell vehicle patents--which reportedly number around 5,680--as part of its efforts "to popularize
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.
Who is to blame?
In January, the Philippine Senate officially gave the green light for Senate Bill No. 2856, or the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Incentives Act, to be passed into law, 10 months after the Philippine Congress passed a similar bill in March 2012.Before the
To create fuel-cell electric vehicles by 2017
In April 2010, the Renault-Nissan Alliance joined forces with Daimler AG to develop next-generation small-car technologies and powertrains for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Now, Ford Motor Company is joining the coalition "to accelerate the commercialization of fuel-
Is a 30-percent price cut good enough?
Ever wonder how much today's hybrid cars would cost once President Benigno Aquino III signs the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Incentives Act into law? We asked an executive of a local carmaker to give us an estimate as to how extensive the
With a goal of 10,000 units
Hyundai will be the first car manufacturer to put a hydrogen-powered vehicle into production. The Korean carmaker has announced that it will begin assembling its ix35 Fuel Cell in December 2012.The ix35 (known as Tucson in other countries) Fuel Cell
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
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
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.
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