TESSDRIVE PH

A vegan food trip in Tagaytay on board the Geely Azkarra hybrid and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The vegan foodie adventures continue in this latest installment on the TessDrive trio’s incessant hunt for meatless goodies. This time, they find a mountain lodge in Tagaytay ridge offering 100% meatless, plant-based, cruelty-free chow. From the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila, our trio of vegan foodie adventurers Aries B. Espinosa (tessdrive.com editor in chief), Custer …

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Rolls-Royce testing 100% sustainable aviation fuel; all-electric medium-range plane in development

Rolls-Royce is among the most recognizable and respected names in aircraft engine and aviation technology. Worldwide, Rolls-Royce engines power more than 35 types of commercial aircraft, with over 13,000 engines in service. As such, the British aerospace engine maker plays a key role in the industry’s management of its overall emissions in order to contribute to …

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Despite low oil prices, this company pushes through with a wind propulsion system to power its cargo vessels

Current restrictions and challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic will not stop the shipping industry in pushing for wind-assisted propulsion solutions to pave the way for decarbonization. Not even the low oil prices, for that matter, as companies continue to search for technology solutions that are market-ready and have the potential to deliver substantial …

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EVs in PH won’t be charged new import taxes, says EV Owners Society president

The president of the newly formed EV Owners Society, Ferdi Raquelsantos, has confirmed that electric vehicles would be exempt from the new DTI safeguard measures on vehicle imports. Raquelsantos, who is also the president of the Philippine Parts Maker Association (PPMA) that has welcomed the Department of Trade and Industry’s initiative to impose provisional safeguard …

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The 1st zero-emission supertruck to silently rumble in by 2022

General Motors Corp (GMC) stirred up the automotive scene recently with the introduction of the 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1. It will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation electric vehicle propulsion technology that enables unprecedented off-road capability, extraordinary on-road performance, and an immersive driving experience designed to put occupants …

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Next up for ZeroAvia after world’s 1st hydrogen-electric flight: Commercial short-haulers

ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonizing commercial aviation, recently completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. The flight took place late in September at the company’s R&D facility in Cranfield, England, with the Piper M-class six-seat plane completing taxi, takeoff, a full pattern circuit, and landing. This achievement is the …

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The ‘mu-X-Mas Paspas Karipas Delivery’ and the Meatless Holiday Mystery

Fresh from their meatless foodie escapade at Satya Graha in Laguna and Firehouse Pizza at Crimson Hotel in Muntinlupa City, our always-hungry trio of TessDrive.com editor-in-chief Aries B. Espinosa, scientist and radio host Custer C. Deocaris, and breastfeeding advocate and vegan activist Nona Andaya-Castillo now find themselves delivering Christmas packages to a “mystery location”. The …

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‘Meat No More’, the cruelty-free Christmas music video

The Christian world celebrates its most important season—the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who espoused that “the greatest is love.” We at TessDrive believe that the best way to practice what has been preached to us is to love not just fellow human beings, but all of God’s creatures. And that means …

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‘HyShip’ project gets 8-million-euro boost

A couple of months back, the world witnessed the presentation of the “Oceanbird” concept—a car-carrying vessel designed to utilize wind as its primary source of power. This time, it’s Norwegian maritime industry group Wilhelmsen’s turn to present another groundbreaking maritime innovation. The substantial 8-million euro funding will strengthen the focus on development and commercialization of …

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