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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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‘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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The International Animal Rights Day 2020 in the Philippines: The Bridge to Kindness and Compassion

Veteran animal rights activists from the Philippines observed the International Animal Rights Day 2020 on December 10 by trooping to the Philcoa pedestrian overpass along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City and unfurling a banner honoring the lives of billions of animals lost due to violence inflicted by humans. Alex V. Orlino, animal rights activist, stressed: …

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Maxus Appetitus for Meatless Pata, Pasta and Pizza

TessDrive.com’s intrepid food gang go on a wacky trip to two restaurants south of Metro Manila – Satya Graha Health Grocer and Restaurant in Los Banos, Laguna and at Firehouse Pizza in Crimson Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa, on board the spacious 8-seater multi-purpose vehicle Maxus G50. Watch the video below for the full experience In …

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Toyota partners with Hitachi to develop hybrid trains

Toyota Motor Corp, East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and Hitachi Ltd have agreed to collaborate on the development of test railway vehicles. It will be equipped with hybrid systems that use hydrogen-powered fuel cells and storage batteries as their source of electricity. By collaborating to develop these test railway vehicles, the three companies aim …

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Rolls-Royce’s fastest all-electric plane completes technology tests

We have always associated the Rolls-Royce badge with elegance, luxury, and opulence in automobiles. Those familiar with the airline industry also know that Rolls-Royce also makes some of the most powerful aircraft engines. And it isn’t ranked next to General Electric as the world’s second-largest maker of aircraft engines for nothing. Recently, Rolls-Royce has come …

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Wireless EV charging will eliminate range anxiety, heavy batteries, and vehicle downtimes once and for all

While the Philippine government is still in the planning stages of installing plug-in charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in a few locations in the National Capital Region, and Filipinos have yet to embrace EVs as a form of mainstream transport, some parts of the developed world are already installing wireless charging technologies right under …

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