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Running out of charge? Here’s where you can plug in your EV in PH

For electric vehicle (EV) owners, range anxiety is real. Perhaps one of the most difficult obstacles to hurdle in order for the EV industry in the country to take off is the apparent lack of remote charging stations. But worry no more. There are, in fact, remote charging stations already installed in strategic locations in …

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Celebrating The Philippines’ 123rd Independence Day with A Meatless Feast at Sentro Botanikos

TessDrive PH continues its series of “mukbang” videos, this time with an Independence Day special at Sentro Botanikos vegan restaurant in Alfonso, Cavite province. Our intrepid trio of vegan food hunters (scientist and radio host Custer Deocaris, breastfeeding advocate and vegan activist Nona Andaya-Castillo, and TessDrive editor Aries Espinosa) celebrate their own “Happy Independence From …

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EV battery

DOST wants PH to make its own advanced batteries; the global market tells us why

In what may be an acknowledgment that the electric vehicle (EV) industry and other sectors that require renewable energy may very well play key roles in the Philippines’ bid for industrial competitiveness in the Asian region, the Department of Science and Technology has allotted a substantial bulk of its 2021 budget for new research and …

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Felino Palafox Jr

Legendary ‘green’ architect Palafox to help master plan airport city

San Miguel Corp (SMC) has left no doubt as to its vision to build the country’s most sustainable and resilient city. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang recently announced that the company has tapped “green” architect and urban planner Felino “Jun” Palafox to help master plan its airport city development in Bulacan, …

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The Consortium, using technologies developed by double Olympic gold medalist yachtsman Iain Percy OBE

The future of zero-emissions maritime transport may lie in Northern Ireland

In a move bolstering the global maritime sector’s assertiveness of its environmental drives, a Belfast Maritime Consortium led by Artemis Technologies recently won a £33-million UK Government innovation grant to develop zero-emission ferries in the city that will revolutionize the future of maritime transport. With further investment from consortium partners, the total project investment will …

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the world’s first full-EV pickup Endurance

This pickup is powered by an electric motor in every wheel

Talk about a pickup truck with literally a “four-wheel drive”. Ohio-based startup electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing company Lordstown Motors Corp (LMC) unveiled in late 2020 a prototype of its revolutionary full-electric pickup called the Endurance. LMC announced that it would begin commercial production this year. The final date for that, however has not yet been …

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The new aptera, a futuristic car

Sun’s the limit: The first-ever ‘never charge’ solar EV up for production this year

The times have been productive for the electric vehicle (EV) industry despite the ongoing pandemic. Numerous EV models, particularly from new manufacturers, have been introduced.  Aptera Motors is one of those new and fascinating EV makers that have taken bold steps in producing some of the world’s most technologically advanced solar electric vehicles (sEVs). sEVs …

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EcoPulse, a French-designed hybrid-electric aircraft

French-designed hybrid-electric aircraft takes a step closer to flight

The world may see a French-designed hybrid-electric aircraft take to the skies as early as 2022. The EcoPulse, a distributed propulsion hybrid aircraft demonstrator currently being developed by Daher, Safran, and Airbus with France’s Corac civil aviation research council, has just recently successfully passed its “preliminary design review” (PDR) as a first critical step toward …

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Skateboard-platform EV

EV maker to turn skateboard platform into light duty vehicles at reduced costs

Canoo Holdings Ltd, the manufacturer of Canoo, the world’s first subscription-only electric vehicle (EV), is also a company developing breakthrough EVs with a proprietary and highly versatile skateboard chassis for personal and business use. Recently, Canoo released a video showcasing the performance of its self-contained skateboard platform for the first time. Canoo transformed its skateboard …

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