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Gearheads want 2013 to be a ‘shocker’ with more performance electric cars

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After the twists and turns of hybrid technology development, the Honda CR-Z, recently featured in a media road test in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, emerges as a popular choice.

New Year is supposed to be a time to make resolutions. Well, that’s cliché. How about expressing wishes and fantasies, then? So, Inquirer Motoring “stimulated” the restless minds of auto enthusiasts by asking them what rides they would like to imagine rolling their way into Philippine shores this 2013. Don’t be surprised if their answers are a bit “jolting.”

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why electric cars are losing their aura

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At major international motor shows all over the world during the past few years, the spotlight invariably focused on electric vehicles that promised great fuel economy (40 km per liter), zero tailpipe emissions, quiet, smooth operation, stronger acceleration and less maintenance than an internal combustion engine (ICE). But at the recent Geneva Auto Show, although a plug-in electric car, the Chevrolet Volt, was voted European Car of the Year 2012, the spotlight was back on high tech yet traditional engines that are more fuel-efficient than ever and produce less emission.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Pain at the pump: Are we now ready for electric vehicles?

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Remember: There will come a time when the continuously rising fuel prices will no longer be sustainable. With car owners’ stagnating wages and rising cost of living, their capacity to bear the grunt will force a lot them to reconsider using the public transport or look for personal rides that will no longer use expensive [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Nissan aims to be world No. 1 in green vehicles

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Nissan Motor Co. is aiming to be the world’s No. 1 in green cars, targeting cumulative sales of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles with alliance partner Renault SA of France.

Posted: October 24th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Changing—and charging—the future

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Imagine owning a pure-electric vehicle. Aside from the knowledge that your vehicle is emitting no emissions (aside from the ones being generated by the electric utility), you are immune from fuel price increases. That’s the good part. The disadvantages are high purchase cost and limited range. For a car with an internal combustion engine (ICE) [...]

Posted: September 28th, 2011 in Motoring | Read More »

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