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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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WM Philippines rolls out the Weltmeister W5 full-electric Crossover

Text, photos and video by Randy Peregrino Early this year, WM Motor Philippines (WMPH) became the newest automotive company to enter the local market and the official Weltmeister car distributor in the country. It also previewed its upcoming full-electric vehicle as its first model offering. On July 13, WMPH officially unveiled the Weltmeister W5 full-electric …

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Evida opens PH to 30 cutting-edge transport innovations

The Philippines has legislated the electrification of its transport industry. With the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (Evida) officially becoming Republic Act 11697, its expansive scope opens up a whole new world of opportunities for the country and its transport and automotive sectors. It makes it more possible for mainstream Philippine society to experience cutting-edge …

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