The event is now in its seventh year
We are in the advent of electric vehicle (EV) technology-it's hard to say otherwise, especially when carmakers all over the globe are putting more effort and resources into their electric ventures as we eclipse the decade. These are definitely exciting
A jeepney makeover by a world-class Filipino car designer
Our kababayan car designer Winifredo Camacho was featured in our April issue this year because of a very special achievement: He had played a big role in the design of the current- model Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In the world of automobile
100 Sarao e-jeeps expected to be on Manila streets by January 2019
In the past, we have continuously followed the development of Pinoy-made electric vehicles under Le' Guider International, a local company owned by Engr. Youssef Ahmad.Le' Guider developed a powerful electric motor in its own backyard in Pasay City, with the
This jeepney manufacturer gets a new lease on life
Sarao Motors, the country's biggest manufacturer of traditional jeepneys, and electric vehicle maker Le' Guider International have finally signed a joint agreement to revive the iconic jeepney, which is threatened by extinction as the government implements stricter laws for reasons of
Owner still wants traditional jeepneys on PH roads
After almost two years, Engr. Youssef Z. Ahmad, chairman of Le' Guider International E-Trike Electronic Assembly Philippines, and Ed Sarao, of the famed passenger jeepney manufacturer Sarao Motors, recently met for the second time to talk about business possibilities.On this
Is there a future for EVs in the country?
It may not seem like it, but the electric vehicle industry actually has a presence here in the Philippines. Proof of this is the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit, which will be holding its fifth annual event this coming April 14 and 15.
Offering electric tricycles and jeeps
A new foreign-based player in the electric vehicle industry has arrived in the Philippines. TECO, a Taiwanese electric motor manufacturer has teamed up with local motorcycle distributor Ropali to bring us the Roteco ETrike and the TECO Electric Jeepney.The Roteco
Are you ready for e-jeepneys and e-trikes?
Whether you drive your own car or ride a public-transport vehicle, we're sure there's not a day that passes when you don't secretly wish that old jeepneys and buses be permanently wiped off the face of the earth.
Let's keep our fingers crossed
Jeepneys. Love them or hate them, it looks like they're here to stay--at least for the foreseeable future. Problem is, a good lot of them are old, smoke-belching and hazardous rust buckets with undisciplined drivers who couldn't care
An earth-friendly way of marketing
Big companies routinely do what is known as "corporate social responsibility" campaigns. Technically speaking, it's really just another form of brand marketing, but done in a way that makes it look like the sponsor is doing its part as a responsible
The benefits can no longer be ignored
The clamor to pass laws supporting hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) is becoming a tired tune. But there's no avoiding progress; the so-called alternative-fuel vehicles are here to stay. The government is only delaying the inevitable.In fact, a
To be locally assembled
Who's excited to see economical electric vehicles ply our streets?Neues Co. Ltd and Kart Plaza Manufacturing Corp., a Philippine electric golf kart distributor and servicing company, have teamed up to locally manufacture affordable and economical electric vehicles. These vehicles will
With Eton Centris as their hub
Eton Centris, a township project of Eton Properties Philippines in Quezon City, will soon become the central hub for a zero-emissions city shuttle that is being positioned to eventually \"replace regular jeepneys and help in regulating the transportation system in Metro
Brings the reality of electric vehicles closer to Filipinos
Meralco, the country\'s leading electricity distributor, has officially inaugurated its prototype charging station called Meralco eVehicle Power Station.The first of its kind in the Philippines, the eVehicle Power Station is a test bed for Meralco\'s \"business case premises and
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
At P8 per passenger
eJeepney Transport Corporation (EJTC), the very first operator to hold an electric public-utility jeepney commercial franchise, is set to commence operations at Legaspi and Salcedo Village in the Makati City commercial business district on March 1 with a minimum fare of
One small step for the eJeep, one giant leap for Filipinos
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has just issued the Philippines' very first public-utility electric-jeepney franchise to eJeepney Transport Corporation (EJTC)."Continuous operations of the eJeepney fleet in the last three years prove the technical viability of e-
Going green knows no borders
The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) have inked a partnership aimed at developing electric vehicles at the 17th Philippine-Taiwan Joint Economic Conference.With the partnership, the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology and
What makes it so different?
Owners of electric vehicles may soon recharge their cars as quick and easy as that of an internal combustion engine automboile getting refueled as researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a battery design that relies on
It's about time
Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri is calling on Malacañang to remove the duties and taxes on imported electric vehicles."The President can allow CAMPI (Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc) to import these electric vehicles tax-free in order to
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