Will your vehicle pass?
By now, at least 32 new private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) across the country have started conducting dry runs of vehicle roadworthiness tests. These facilities are using modern equipment approved by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and sourced from Europe.Top
All these components have to be in good shape
Recently, Top Bikes Philippines wrote about the list of requirements needed in the step-by-step process that vehicle owners can expect when their cars and motorcycles undergo inspection and testing under the soon-to-be-implemented Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS).
There are plans to roll it out very soon
After years of delay, at least 32 new fully-computerized and privately owned Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS) centers located in the different parts of the country will soon be allowed to operate by the Land Transportation Office (LTO).According to insiders,
113 of 138 sites have been awarded to private operators
Motorists with cars due for registration at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will be glad to know that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is doing everything it can to get private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC) up and running.According to a
The group laid down its recommendations
The Clean Air Movement of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) has rejected proposals by some sectors to suspend vehicle emission testing until December 31, 2020, due to the influx of applicants for registration renewal at the different Land Transportation Office (LTO) offices as
The government agency clarifies the matter
NOTE: Our sources from the Land Transportation Office have told us that as of May 29, 2019, the memo below has been retracted and taken down from all LTO branches. Watch this space for updates. If you've ever visited your nearby
The reactions have been very Japanese
Remember when everyone thought emissions scandals were something mainly associated with European carmakers? It seems like ages ago already.Two more Japanese car companies and one motorcycle manufacturer are now facing accusations of conducting improper fuel economy and emissions tests. According to
Less 'human error' to worry about
The emission test is a standard part of car registration in the Philippines. But as anyone who has ever had jeepney smoke belched on their face or windshield will tell you, it's not exactly a perfect process. Recently, the Department of
The journey of atonement continues
We reported that Volkswagen of America, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Research Board were on the brink of reaching an agreement, which calls for the German carmaker to compensate aggrieved customers in the diesel-emissions scandal it was
The solution to Dieselgate
It was reported in April that Volkswagen and the US Department of Justice had reached an agreement to clean up the mess known as Dieselgate. At the time, both parties hadn't finalized any details, save for saying that they would settle "
Including Fiat Chrysler and Opel
Several months after the beginning of "Diesel-gate," Volkswagen continues to experience the fallout from what is arguably the biggest automotive scandal in recent memory. Now, several more companies are being investigated by the German government to see if they, too, are
Totaling about P72 billion
Volkswagen Group has revealed the first concrete effects of the emissions scandal on its finances.After delaying its annual results, it reported an annual loss for the year 2015 of €1.36 billion (or P71.8 billion). By comparison, in 2014 it
Reaches agreement with US gov't agencies
In September last year, Volkswagen found itself in a controversial emissions scandal. The issue revolved around the German car company's manipulation of its diesel vehicles' emissions software so these could pass tests administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This
Former CEO may have demanded too much
It doesn't look like the Volkswagen diesel-emissions fiasco is going to let up anytime soon. Another diesel-gate bombshell has been dropped, barely a week after Porsche North America discontinued sales of Cayenne diesel units as part of the fallout
Based on a book set to come out next year
The fallout of Volkswagen's diesel-emissions scandal has yet to be fully known, and already the fiasco is on its way to Hollywood immortality. According to Reuters, Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way intends to make a film about the
Set to recall around 5M vehicles
A week ago, news broke out that Volkswagen diesel engines were allegedly installed with "defeat devices" that altered vehicle emissions in order to pass stringent US Environmental Protection Agency testing. The EPA found some five million diesel engines in various VW models
Are any local VW units affected?
The recent Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal shook the entire automotive industy to its core, culminating in the resignation of VW CEO Martin Winterkorn several days ago. If you've been hibernating under a rock in the past week or so, the German
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