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Volkswagen invests 2 billion euros in Chinese electric vehicle sector

May 29, 2020 - 9:20 PM

Volkswagen will take a 50% stake in JAG – the parent company of state-owned JAC Motors – and a 26% share of Chinese battery supplier Gotion High-Tech

VOLKSWAGEN. The company's logo on the roof of its headquarters in Germany. Photo from Shutterstock

From princes to undertakers, Norway's motorists go electric

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Rich or not, young and old, hip urbanites and rural dwellers alike: Norwegians, including Crown Prince Haakon, are increasingly switching to electric cars

A custom made Tesla Motors car operated by a funeral services company in Norway is pictured in Oslo on April 29, 2019. Rich or not, young and old, hip urbanites and rural dwellers alike: Norwegians, including Crown Prince Haakon, are increasingly switching to electric cars. The choice is especially green in this country, where most of the electricity produced is environmentally-friendly, derived from hydro power.  Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP

DTI to craft program to boost e-vehicle investments

Jun 26, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Department of Trade and Industry gears up to strengthen the Philippines' e-vehicle industry as it seeks to seal a free trade agreement with South Korea, a manufacturing powerhouse

Photo from Shutterstock.

European alliance to invest up to 6 billion euros in electric car batteries

May 02, 2019 - 8:59 PM

A pilot factory with around 200 employees will be opened in the coming months in France, with a goal of opening two production sites, in France and Germany, that would generate 1,500 jobs at each

Mitsubishi sets sights on e-vehicle market

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Mitsubishi ties up with the academe and the Department of Trade and Industry for a feasibility study on the company's new venture

The logo of Mitsubishi Motors is seen at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on November 20, 2018. - Nissan and Mitsubishi shares plunged on November 20, as the automakers prepared to oust chairman Carlos Ghosn a day after he was arrested for alleged financial misconduct. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Tesla introduces new 'Model Y' SUV, priced at $39,000

Mar 15, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Musk says, it has 'the functionality of an SUV but it will ride like a sports car' accelerating from stand-still to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds

Elon Musk, Tesla, Model Y

Toyota's new self-driving concept vehicle aims for customizability

Jan 09, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Toyota says it's designing not just a vehicle but a mobile platform for use in e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, among others

E-PALETTE. President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda, seen in the background on screen, introduces the e-Palette Concept Vehicle, a fully autonomous, battery-electric vehicle with open control interface to allow partner companies to install their own automated driving system, during a press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Shell stations to offer charging for electric vehicles

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Lack of charging equipment is one of the main reasons for the slow uptake of electric vehicles in the Philippines

CHARGING POSTS SOON. The agreement requires that the initial 100 pilot sites for the charging stations will be strategically located in Pilipinas Shell's retail stations in Metro Manila. Rappler file photo

China mulls petrol car ban, boosting electric vehicles

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:31 PM

As the measure looms foreign auto makers have announced plans to boost the production of electric cars in China

ELECTRIC RIDES. A man walks past electric cars and tricycles on a sidewalk in Beijing on April 25, 2017. Greg Baker/AFP

Tesla begins to deliver electric car for the masses

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Tesla rolls out the first of its keenly awaited Model 3 cars aiming to disrupt a world accustomed to automobiles powered by pollution spewing fossil fuel

Tesla's lower-priced Model 3 to start production Friday

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:16 AM

The first 30 customer Model 3 Tesla cars are slated to be ready on July 28

TESLA CARS. A view of a Tesla car at "Late Night Letters" during the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival - Day 4 on June 24, 2017 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Nantucket Film Festival/AFP

Tesla to build self-driving tech into all cars

Oct 20, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Every car that Tesla produces from here on out will have the full autonomy capability says Tesla co founder and chief executive Elon Musk

FUTURE MOBILITY. A Tesla model S sits parked outside of a new Tesla showroom and service center in Red Hook, Brooklyn on July 5, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/AFP

Samsung to build electric car battery plant in Hungary

Aug 30, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The company said it will invest 100 billion forints 325 million euros in the construction of the plant in the small town of God 25 kilometers 15 miles north of the capital Budapest

SAMSUNG EV BATTERIES. The Samsung logo is displayed on a screen at the Hammerstein Ballroom, August 2, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

E-trike project still on but 'refinements' in plan needed

Aug 10, 2016 - 6:24 PM

NEDA says the Department of Energy has to present its final and confirmed action plan on the 504 M project to the Investment Coordination Committee

BMW powers through second quarter towards record year

Aug 02, 2016 - 10:45 PM

The German carmaker makes 2 2 billion of profit from April to June 2016

Visitors walk among German BMW cars on display at an auto show in Hanoi on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM

Tesla Model 3 orders hit 325,000

Apr 08, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Tesla Motors says interest has spread completely organically and it did not advertise or pay for any endorsements

epa05238727 An undated handout photo made available by Tesla late 31 March 2016 shows the Tesla Model 3 electric car that was unveiled in Hawthorne, California, USA, 31 March 2016. According to the Tesla media relations website, 'the Model 3 should be the safest car in its class once testing completes. This, combined with over 200 miles of range while starting at 35,000 US dollars before incentives, makes Model 3 an extraordinary mid-size sedan. Model 3 will begin production in late 2017, ramping Tesla vehicle production to 500,000 vehicles per year.' EPA/TESLA / HANDOUT FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Tesla racks up 276,000 Model 3 orders in just days

Apr 04, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Orders are piling up fast and exceeding the expectations of the company for its Model 3

An undated handout photo made available by Tesla March 31, 2016 shows the Tesla Model 3 electric car. Tesla handout/EPA

Yes, Pedro, we need to modernize the jeepney

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:22 PM

The former icon of Philippine culture is not something to be proud of anymore It has lost its luster It has turned into a symbol of decay and neglect

OLD VS NEW. the traditional jeepney running on fuel (left) alongside an e-jeepney. Photo by Rommel T. Juan

BEMAC Electric to deploy 3,000 e-trikes within 2016

Feb 16, 2016 - 4:45 PM

After talks the final price is settled at around 30M for the production delivery and servicing of 3 000 electric tricycles

CLEANER RIDE. A sample of BEMAC's E-trike. The vehicle sits up to 5 and is expected to reduce the transport sector's annual petroleum consumption by 2.8% per year. E-trike photos from BEMAC Electronic Transportation Philippines Incorporated's website

GM unveils Bolt electric car in Vegas

Jan 07, 2016 - 2:46 PM

The Bolt set to go into production later this year is designed to travel 320 kilometers more than 200 miles between charges

CHEVY BOLT. The new Chevy Bolt EV, an electric car with a battery range of 200 miles, priced at $30,000, and will be in production this year, is seen on stage after a keynote address at CES 2016 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Ateneo, La Salle, UP make e-vehicles a reality

Aug 01, 2015 - 4:30 PM

A lower carbon footprint transport efficiency and greater corporate social responsibility are some of the reasons Philippine universities are going green with e vehicles

Use tech to scale up CSR

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Groups in the Corporate Social Responsibility space should not think of technology as something that s isolated from what s happening in the world today says technopreneur Manny Ayala

APEC-wide e-vehicles road map draft ready by Sept

Apr 24, 2015 - 5:07 PM

UPDATED The road map pushes for the promotion and facilitation of e vehicles in the Asia Pacific

Delayed PH electric vehicles road map eyes Q3 2015 launch

Apr 24, 2015 - 8:44 AM

Hurdling delays the road map is pushing through with or without incentives

Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:35 PM

The Japanese unit of German auto giant BMW starts selling its i3 electric models on Amazon co jp

ELECTRIC CARS. A Japanese businessman walks past a large BMW electric car advertisement at a train station near the venue of the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 in Tokyo, Japan, 01 December 2011. Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA

Apple plans to develop electric car

Feb 15, 2015 - 12:17 AM

If the vehicle moves forward it would put Apple in competition with other electric car makers including Tesla and General Motors

APPLE. The company's logo at an Apple Store in Washington, DC, USA, 27 January 2015. Photo by EPA/Shawn Thew

DOE to solicit bids for E-trikes supply and distribution

Dec 03, 2014 - 3:03 PM

The Department of Energy will issue bid documents on January 15 2015 as part of an effort to offer its E trike program to a wider audience

9 economic benefits of using e-vehicles in PH

Nov 29, 2014 - 8:30 AM

The country stands to gain nearly P10 5 billion compared to only P320 million in foregone revenues from exempting e vehicles from taxes

11 things you may not know about electric vehicles

Oct 06, 2014 - 7:27 PM

The Philippines is Asia s next best thing in the electric vehicle industry Here s a list of little known facts about EVs

You may now board Quezon City e-jeepneys

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:49 PM

The electric shuttles meant to render conventional Philippine jeepneys obsolete have hit the road What do its first passengers think?

Quezon City e-jeepneys get first route

Aug 16, 2014 - 8:30 AM

The e jeepneys will travel from SM North EDSA to LRT 2 Katipunan Station with designated stops along the way

Nissan unveils newest all-electric vehicle

Jun 09, 2014 - 8:39 PM

The Japanese automaker continues its push into the eco friendly car segment despite lackluster sales

ECO-FRIENDLY RIDE. Nissan's Chief planning officer Andy Palmer poses with the company's new commercial electric vehicle

Gov't rolls out P505.6 M for e-trikes

Mar 11, 2014 - 3:08 PM

A joint project with the Asian Development Bank will put 100 000 e trikes on PH roads by 2017

THE FUTURE IS HERE. E-tricycles from local and foreign manufacturers were on display in the Electric Vehicle Summit last February 27. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

'One million electric vehicles in PH by 2020'

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:43 PM

The cost of charging the battery of a e trike for example is about 5 times less than what drivers spend on fuel for regular tricycles

THE NEW JEEP. E-jeepneys can be just as colorful and playful as conventional jeepneys. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

HK launches electric bus in drive vs pollution

Sep 09, 2013 - 3:35 PM

The new single decker bus was manufactured by Chinese automaker BYD powered by lithium iron phosphate batteries

Image courtesy Kowloon Motor Bus Co.

South Korea tests 'electric road' for public buses

Aug 08, 2013 - 12:33 PM

A South Korean city is testing an electrified road that allows electric public buses to recharge their batteries from buried cables as they travel

ELECTRIC BUS. The Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) during a test run. Image courtesy of KAIST

PH should manufacture own electric vehicles, says MVP

May 27, 2012 - 9:38 PM

E trikes e jeepneys and e cars could be the wave of the future and Manuel V Pangilinan says his company wants to jump on board and invest in clean transportation