Articles about Environment

Lighter, better for efficiency, and easier on the planet
The auto industry's current obsession with going green isn't just limited to electric cars and hybrid powertrains. In case you weren't aware, companies are turning their attention to reducing the environmental impact of other components, too.Tires are one
Another carmaker announces its shift
One by one, global car manufacturers are declaring their intent to do away with the ills of the internal combustion engine and fossil fuels. The latest is Honda, which has announced that all of its cars will run on electricity by the
Baby steps
Never mind the quietness or environmentally sound underpinnings. About 15 minutes ago, I was in the middle of a busy Shaw Boulevard suddenly slowing down to a lurch every time I lifted off the accelerator-the intended effect of the E-Pedal,
Exisiting models will continue to get updates, though
It looks like another car manufacturer has decided to truly clean up its act.According to a recent report by the Korea JoongAng Daily, Hyundai has ceased to develop new diesel engines as part of its shift towards zero-emission vehicles. The
Excited for this, too?
It seems like forever since Nissan first announced that the Leaf would be making its way to Philippine shores. The Japanese carmaker confirmed the EV for our market in early 2019, saying it would arrive sometime in 2020.Well, 2020 is coming
Boris Johnson is calling it the country’s green recovery
The United Kingdom is making the great green leap, announcing that it will end the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by the year 2030.In an opinion article for the Financial Times, Prime Minister Boris Johnson shared plans for the
The right move
If you like breathing air, you're going to like this: According to a report by Nikkei Asia, China has announced that it plans to phase out gasoline-powered cars by the year 2035.Details surrounding the move to eco-friendly vehicles
It will be available next year
At Top Gear Philippines, the usual talking point when it comes to pollution is the air. You know, on account of all the diesel, and the smog and fumes cars put out and whatnot. In this case, though, we'll make an
Califronia love (for the environment)
Some big news for those of you residing in California. The state has just announced that it's moving to eliminate the sale of gasoline-powered cars and trucks. This follows Governor Gavin Newsom's issuance of an executive order requiring
This is the future
Germany is making another move to usher in an era of electric mobility.According to a report by Reuters, the European nation will be requiring gas stations to provide EV charging infrastructure for motorists as part of a €130 billion (P7.3
How can we keep this clean ECQ air?
You learn it in grade school: Pollution affects everyone on the planet, and in some cases, it can even kill you. It's a consequence that's particularly likely in low- to middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization, with
Who’d have thought?
The past year for Paolo Felizarta has been nothing short of a whirlwind.In May 2019, Felizarta stormed the Araneta Coliseum court during Game 5 of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup Finals donning a skin-tight Spider-Man costume, accidentally
Breathing easier lately?
Turns out we can improve the air quality in Metro Manila. All it takes is for, well, everyone to stop using their cars.According to data collected by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), those
The brand is cleaning up its act
Isuzu has announced that it will completely clean up its act, eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from both its products and operations by the year 2050.While the carmaker stops short of saying it will discontinue diesel offerings, unless by some miracle it
Hopefully other regions follow its example
Driving clean is a relatively simple proposition, provided you have the money to shell out for a zero-emissions vehicle. Keeping the manufacturing process of said vehicle clean, on the other hand, takes considerably more effort.Toyota, though, has just shown the
Say it ain’t so
Are you a fan of the Mitsubishi Strada or Montero Sport's torquey diesel performance? If your answer is yes, you're probably not going to be happy with what you're about to read.According to a recent report by the
Good job, Honda!
These guys care for the environment. Honda Foundation (HFI)-composed of Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI), Honda Philippines (HPI), Honda Parts Manufacturing Corporation (HPMC), and Honda Trading Philippines-recently conducted its Tree Planting activity with 5,000 tree saplings planted in Real, Quezon.
Beginning this Sunday, August 4
This is a long time coming. Half of Session Road in Baguio City will be closed to vehicular traffic every Sunday beginning August 4, 2019.Finally, there will be some respite from the noxious fumes that blanket the city's main thoroughfare
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
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