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Showing posts with label DOE. Show all posts

May 22, 2024

DOE Mandates Higher Biodiesel Content Starting October

The Department of Energy (DOE) is mandating local petroleum players to use higher biodiesel blends starting this October until 2026.

May 20, 2024

Cheaper Hybrids Set To Arrive? Philippine Government Expands Zero Tariff Coverage

Despite push back from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) extended its zero-tariff policy to cover hybrids (HEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) until 2028 in a bid to wean the country away from fossil fuels and boost its electrified vehicles market.

May 6, 2024

2024 MG3 Will Be Philippines' First Number Coding Exempt Sub-Compact

Available for test drives this weekend at the Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival, it’s been confirmed that MG’s new sub-compact hatchback, the MG3, has been certified as a Hybrid Electric Vehicle or HEV by the Department of Energy.

May 3, 2024

Department Of Energy Clamps Down On Indoor EV Charger Use, Installation

With EV charging stations now popping up in several public establishments, including condos and shopping malls, the Department of Energy (DOE) is now tightening down on requirements of these chargers, especially DC fast chargers. This is in connection with Department Circular 2023-05-0011.

November 14, 2023

Department Of Energy Recognizes Mazda CX-60, CX-90 As Hybrid Electric Vehicles

It’s official: the Mazda CX-60 and CX-90 have been recognized by the Department of Energy as a hybrid electric vehicle or HEV. With that, it gets all the benefits under the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act or EVIDA, including exemption to the number coding scheme and priority registration. See the updated list below.

September 20, 2023

Soon You May Have To Say Goodbye To Free Public EV Charging

The Department of Energy (DOE) says accredited Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) can now start charging fees.

September 1, 2023

Why Did The Department Of Energy Remove Mild Hybrids As EVIDA Law Benefactors?

When the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act or EVIDA lapsed into law, there was an initial state of confusion as to the status of mild hybrid vehicles: are they included or aren’t they?

August 15, 2018

August 11, 2018

DOE Eyes Going Back to Euro 2 Emissions Standards to Curb Rising Pump Prices

The Department of Energy (DOE) is eyeing a shift back to cheaper, but dirtier fuel all in an attempt to curb the skyrocketing cost of fuel that’s causing record inflation rates.

November 24, 2017

The Cars of 2017 Are Less Fuel Efficient Compared to Last Year's

Last year, the Department of Energy (DOE) in cooperation with Petron held the first-ever Euro 4 fuel economy run in the country. Supposedly a dry run for the DOE’s efforts for a standardized fuel economy benchmark (surprise: there’s still none), 70 vehicles were driven at midnight on a mostly empty highway course. This year, the DOE held another fuel economy run (the 13th such event) with 55 vehicles present. They threw away the guise of creating a standardized benchmark and highlighted instead its consumer-focused “E-Power Mo” campaign which aims to highlight efficiency as a main factor in purchasing a vehicle.

June 16, 2016

Making Sense of the First Petron-DOE Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run Results

Recently, the Department of Energy (DOE) together with the country’s biggest oil company, Petron, held the first Euro 4 fuel economy run. Used as dry run to come up with a standardized measure of fuel economy under the Philippine Energy Standards and Labeling Program or PESLP (the same group that determines the efficiency of your electric fan or refrigerator), 70 cars from 22 brands participated.

May 29, 2012

Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Collaborates with DOE and Meralco on i-MIEV Evaluation

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Press
Mitsubishi Motors Phils. Corp. (MMPC) is pleased to announce that an Electric Vehicle or EV Cooperation Agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) and MERALCO is underway which mainly covers the use of Mitsubishi Motors’ zero emission electric car the i-MiEV (i-Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle), for evaluation and demonstration purposes.  MMPC will be the first auto manufacturer to bring in a pure electric car in the country given that its principal Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is in the forefront of EV development.

This collaboration project will entail MMPC to lend demo cars of i-MiEV to both DOE and MERALCO for the purpose of studying EV’s behaviors and performance when utilized in Metro Manila in various conditions, and also examine the impact to power system when EV is charged.  The outcome of the evaluation will enhance the understanding of EV and determine the requirements of supporting charging infrastructure.  It will also be a preparatory step toward the possible future introduction and create greater public awareness of electric vehicles.