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California-based firm Vonnen has beaten Porsche to an electrified 911
Plus slick tires and big wings. They’re still hybrids, though
The Toyota Prius is automotive spreadable yeast extract. It's loved by Uber drivers and Dirty Mike and the Boys, but loathed by people who appreciate decent driving dynamics and doors that are a gauge thicker than a sardine can's lid.
A laudable initiative
As a general rule, car companies are extremely secretive about their technological developments. Anything that could provide a unique selling proposition or give an edge over the competition is kept under lock and key-being guarded more fervently than the recipe for
The award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will get mild hybrid assistance
The Ford Fiesta and Focus are going hybrid. Well, kinda. Ford is giving them both the option of mild hybrid technology from 2020 as it aims to "bring the benefits of electrification to greater numbers of consumers." Slapping this tech onto two
“There is no better way to start the advocacy than with our future engineers and craftsmen”
To the car-loving university students out there, here's something to look forward to, courtesy of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP): The carmaker has kicked off its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) campus tour, which aims to give you a better knowledge and
KERS in a big, seven-seat Swedish SUV? You’d better believe it
Ladies and gents, feast your eyes on the facelifted Volvo XC90. Looks pretty much exactly the same as the current one, doesn't it? Given how much we love Volvo's design language at the moment, though, that's no bad thing
Will this push through?
It looks like the local electric vehicle (EV) movement might soon get a much-needed boost.A new bill filed in the Senate aims to address the high cost of EVs and the lack of infrastructure to support them. How? By requiring
We hope we get this here
The RAV4's first generation, especially as a three-door, was pioneering and not unfunky. Then things went downhill. The outgoing fourth-gen car, which sold mostly as a hybrid, was a visual assault and a dynamic misery.Yet that RAV4 generation
We try it out in Singapore
In case you missed it, Subaru announced last week that the all-new Forester e-Boxer-the hybrid version of the Japanese carmaker's popular AWD crossover-will be arriving on Philippine shores sometime in 2020.If this pushes through, we're
Previewed at the 2019 Singapore Motor Show
Hybrids weren't always associated with engaging driving dynamics. Not too long ago, the term was almost exclusively attached to nameplates like the Toyota Prius and the Nissan Leaf-huge leaps forward toward saving the environment and in peak efficiency, but fun?
It’ll catch bad guys while averaging 10km/L
Ford-a staple of the US police force. American law enfrocement personnel have been catching bad guys with the company's pursuit vehicles for years now, and looking good while doing so. Countless cop shows and car-chase compilations will attest to
That’s enough torque to rival the McLaren Senna
After the new Porsche 911 ride came the school day. And buried in many PowerPoint slides of graphs, tables, and charts showing how the new 992 generation is better than the old 991, there was a clue to the 911's hybrid
An ill-fated, overlooked gem
In 2013, Honda Cars Philippines had a model lineup that could only be described as lackluster. Think the much-maligned ninth-gen Civic and the not-too-exciting fourth-gen CR-V. Gone were the days of the Civic SiR, and still
Diesel’s not dead! The E300de pairs a 2.0-liter oil-burner with much electricity
Mercedes-Benz clearly doesn't think diesel is totally done for. Not yet, anyway. Just look at this new E-Class. It's called the E300de, and though it doesn't look like much, it's actually the rarest of the rare-
A mean, green crime-fighting machine
Well, this is a surprise. Earlier today, photos of a truck full of Toyota Prius police cars surfaced on social media. They were white, equipped with sirens, and featured bodywork decals and the word pulisya plastered on the hood and the rear
Here's why
Which is the saintlier drive-full-battery or hybrid? Amid a Paris Motor Show where pure-electric vehicles had by far the biggest share of voice, one engineer was making the case for hybrid.This was Gerald Killmann, the top engineer in
The Toyota we really want to see here
The MX5-driving wife and I attended a wedding in Spain this month, and our itinerary included us jumping through three Spanish cities: Madrid, Barcelona, and San Sebastian. We took a train from Madrid to Barcelona, which cost us about P18,000
Is the PH affected?
This is not a good look for Toyota. According to a report by CNN, the Japanese carmaker has just announced a recall for the Prius, Prius plug-in hybrid, and C-HR because of fire risks. The scale? About one million cars
Is it time to ditch conventional engines?
Another vehicle has joined the ranks of sleek, eco-conscious offerings. Remember the all-new Toyota Corolla hatchback we reported earlier in the year? Well, a hybrid version is on the way and it will likely be just as easy on the
BYD unveils 'multi-layered electrified transportation solutions'
Two new clean transport alternatives have arrived in the Philippines in the form of the BYD Tang Super Sport and E5 electric vehicle (EV). The vehicles were revealed during the launch of the company's multi-layered electrified transportation solutions. And they
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