Is the government now taking the environment seriously?
Our lungs are feeling better just reading this. According to the Land Transportation Office's (LTO) semi-annual report for 2018, fines and penalty collection for violating Republic Act 9749-better known as the nation's Clean Air Act-is up by
This will make you stop and think
It's a question that boggles the mind. With the number of cars being sold in the Philippines today (despite the industry slowdown because of the revised excise tax law), it's a staggering figure. Almost half a million vehicles were sold
By more than 3.4 million metric tons
Good news for the environment. Today, Ford announced in its annual sustainability report that it has met its goal of reducing global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing eight years ahead of schedule. The American manufacturer announced its plan back in 2010 to
Road-widening of national highways continue
The nationwide road-widening project, which began in earnest in 2013 continues, and the physical motoring landscape is indeed changing. It isn't only us car guys who miss the nostalgia and romance of driving along tree-lined highways. Various historical preservation
We'll wait for the regular model
Back in February, we asked Nissan executives if there was any chance that the Leaf--the company's main EV offering and the world's best-selling electric car--would be sold here on Philippine soil. Their answer? Yes--eventually.So not
Thanks to internal efficiency programs
Nissan Motor Company is one of those automakers that thrive on a multifaceted portfolio. Whether it is the GT-R or the Leaf, the Japanese firm seems to do both sporty and eco-friendly well.Lately, an area that Nissan seems to
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 "
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
A total of 1.1 million vehicles
People say that if one were to view the Metro Manila skyline from an elevated place like Antipolo or Tagaytay, he would see a cloud of smog hovering over the city. True enough, photos have been taken more than once showing this
Ever heard of biomimicry?
Mankind has thought up countless potential ideas to help in the fight to preserve our environment. We've set up solar-power plants that stretch out for acres, built wind turbines hundreds of feet high, and produced millions of emission-free vehicles
Check out Yokohama's BluEarth Ace AE-50
Let's face it: Our environment isn't what it used to be. The air isn't as clean, and our rivers don't flow like they did back in the day, so it's imperative that everybody do his part in
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
We hope our fuels can keep up
Whether we choose to believe it or not, Metro Manila pollution is getting worse with every passing day. The smog is getting thicker, just as the air is getting worse--and with the continued increase in car sales the country is currently
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
Check out these images
When one hears the name Peugeot, you think of either quirky French cars or cars throwing dirt while competing in WRC. These descriptions are true, but let's not forget that the French automaker also makes environment-friendly vehicles. In fact, it
Motolite has developed one for PH owners
As you know, Mazda in the Philippines has been on a roll the past couple of years. Now handled by a dedicated and more focused distributor in Berjaya Auto Philippines, the Japanese car brand now boasts far better (and award-winning) products
Touting low carbon-dioxide emissions
When the term 4x4 is mentioned, images of dirty, gas-guzzling off-road rigs almost always come to mind. For several decades, people have had this notion that such vehicles--though capable of tackling almost any terrain--tend to deplete our planet'
Do they just throw these away?
Back in the '90s, Toyota Motor Company changed the world by introducing a little car that could run on petrol, an electric motor, or both. The Prius, first introduced in Japan in 1997 and worldwide in 2000, was the first mass-produced
The hip car just got hipper
With the exception perhaps of the Tesla Model S, electric vehicles generally look boring. It's like carmakers deliberately give them a dull design to ensure that their environment-friendliness doesn't escape whoever is staring at them.And then we have
Let us give you an estimate
Carbon footprint, as described by TimeforChange.org, is the "sum of all emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, which were induced by our activities in a given time frame." It could be anything from the production of the food we eat
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