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Nissan unveils 1st immersive 3D ad in Asia at Bonifacio Global City

Nissan Philippines recently unveiled its first 3D immersive ad in Asia. The ad—which began running October 27—was part of the launch of the country’s biggest LED billboard, BGC Beyond located at One Bonifacio High Street, 5th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City. The out-of-home ad featured the all-new Nissan Kicks e-Power as it appears to break …

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Hybrids: The best of both worlds

Story and photos by Randy S. Peregrino The 8th edition of the Philippine International Motor Show showcased not only full-electric vehicles but also hybrids. Moreso, the show managed to line up various types of hybrid technologies for the spectators to learn more about. Hybrid models are, to this point, the most feasible and affordable option …

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10th Philippine EV Summit on Oct. 20 and 21 to highlight industry resolve to accelerate electric mobility

The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), together with the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), and in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) and Nissan Philippines Inc, is hosting the 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) set on October 20 and 21, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center Manila. EVAP President Edmund Araga, citing …

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PIMS 2022 showcases record number of EVs and hybrids!

TessDrive visited the 8th Philippine International Motor Show at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City, Philippines held from September 15 to 18, 2022, and we were greeted by a record number of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid cars. This is, indeed, a reflection of a rapidly evolving motoring landscape that needs to address …

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Award-winning Kia EV6 to be showcased at 8th Philippine International Motor Show

Meaningful technology, engineering, and innovations that will inspire Filipino motorists to embrace the future will be showcased at the Kia Philippines display at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) from September 15 to 18 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Kia Philippines is confident that the country …

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Mazda Philippines’ 3 pillars for eco-sustainability

Story by Randy S. Peregrino On August 10, 2012, Mazda’s official vehicle and parts distributor in Bermaz Auto Philippines Inc (BAP) was established. Since then, the company has brought Mazda’s diverse lineup of stylish and award-winning vehicles. Imbued with the head-turning Kodo design language, premium Japanese craftsmanship, and fuel-efficient Skyactiv Technology, it has helped Mazda …

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Toyota PH leads shift to EVs with 95% share

The shift to various forms of electrified vehicles (EVs) is rapidly accelerating in the Philippines, with the industry seeing the fastest adoption rates yet since the very first hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) was introduced commercially in the country in 2009. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), whose groundbreaking HEV Prius pioneered the electrification movement, is leading this …

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Oct. 20 PH EV Summit to reveal Evida IRRs, EV industry roadmap

The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), together with the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) and Nissan Philippines Inc, is hosting the 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) set on Oct. 20 and 21, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center Manila. The country’s biggest annual EV …

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Nissan showcases all-new Kicks e-Power ahead of Philippine launch

Nissan Philippines (NPI) recently gave motoring media and content creators an exclusive hands-on experience of the all-new Kicks e-Power, accelerating the local electrification strategy with another state-of-the-art innovation. During the two-day event at Clark, Pampanga, NPI introduced the Kicks e-Power with a walkthrough and a track activity led by Chief Powertrain Engineer Naoki Nakada, Alliance …

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Chery Tiggo8 Pro PHEV ‘plugs in’ to The Pub Forties music, plant-based goodies 

TessDrive editor in chief Aries Espinosa, who also fronts his up-and-coming rock band The Pub Forties, goes on board Chery’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle model in the Philippines, the Chery Tiggo8 Pro PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle), to get to his band’s first post-pandemic gig. Of course, as an advocate of the plant-based, sustainable, …

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