The Velocity Q&A: Vince S. Socco (Chairman, GT Capital Auto and Mobility Holdings Director, Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. Vice-Chairman, Lexus Manila, Inc.)

1 of 3 Vince Socco poses with a Lexus LFA. — PHOTO FROM LEXUS PHILIPPINES Mr. Socco speaks at the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Technology Conference in May 2019. The event was attended by government officials, Toyota technology experts, environment resource persons, members of the academe, and the press. — PHOTO BY KAP MACEDA AGUILA […]

Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Develops High-Voltage Motor Driver IC Products

TOKYO, Jun 7, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Ltd. (HPSD) has developed two High-Voltage Motor Driver ICs primarily for room air-conditioners. The single-chip IC products ‘ECN30216’ & ‘ECN30624’ are able to tolerate large variation of supply voltage. Both products possess the function of shutting down all the output devices […]

Sudarshan Venu Elevated as Managing Director of TVS Motor Company

Singapore, May 6, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers globally, announced at its board meeting today the elevation of Sudarshan Venu as Managing Director of the Company, effective today. Sudarshan Venu, Managing Director Sudarshan has been charting the future of one of India’s leading […]

TVS Motor Company acquires Switzerland’s largest e-bike player – Swiss E-Mobility Group AG (SEMG)

Singapore, Jan 27, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – TVS Motor Company today announced the successful acquisition of a 75% stake in the Swiss E-Mobility Group (SEMG). The acquisition reaffirms TVS Motor Company’s commitment to expansion in Europe through a portfolio of premium and technology leading brands, including Norton Motorcycles and EGO Movement, which […]

TVS Motor Company and BMW Motorrad Announce the Expansion of their Cooperation Agreement for Future Technologies and Electric Vehicles

Singapore, Dec 15, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – TVS Motor Company and BMW Motorrad today announced that they are extending and expanding their long-term partnership with the joint development of new platforms and future technologies, including Electric Vehicles. Based on this decision, TVS Motor Company’s scope will include the design and development of […]

Toyota Selects North Carolina for New U.S. Automotive Battery Plant

Toyota City, Japan, Dec 7, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Toyota Motor North America announced today that North Carolina Greensboro-Randolph Megasite has been chosen as the location for Toyota’s new $1.29 billion automotive battery manufacturing plant, to be named, Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC). When it comes online in 2025, TBMNC will […]

LTO issues memo clarifying that PMVIC inspection still optional  

SENATOR Mary Grace S. Poe-Llamanzares on Thursday welcomed the memorandum issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) reiterating its statement last week that checks done by private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) are still not mandatory.     “At the minimum, this assures our vehicle owners and motorists a choice that is more convenient and favorable to them amid the pandemic’s […]

Toyota Charges into Electrified Future in the U.S. with 10-year, $3.4 billion Investment

Toyota City, Japan, Oct 18, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Toyota announced today that it will invest approximately $3.4 billion (380 billion yen) in automotive batteries in the United States through 2030. Specifically, the investment is for developing and localizing automotive battery production, including those for battery electric vehicles, and is part of […]

Hitachi: Compact, Lightweight Direct-Drive System to Make In-Wheel Electric Vehicles Closer to a Production Reality

TOKYO, Sep 30, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) and Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. today jointly announced the development a compact, lightweight direct-drive(1) system for the increasingly popular EV segment,(2) which combines the motor, inverter, and brake into a single unit (Fig. 1). This enables the installation of the entire system […]

TVS Motor Company Forays Into the Personal E-Mobility Business With a Majority Stake in European E-Bike Brand EGO Movement

SINGAPORE, Sept 17, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – TVS Motor Company, a reputed two-wheeler andthree-wheeler manufacturer globally, today announced a partnership with EGOMovement as a majority shareholder, in an all-cash deal through its SingaporeSubsidiary TVS Motor (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The partnership is in line with TVSMotor Company’s commitment to building an aspirational product […]

“Booking Car”, A Cloud Service for Company Cars, Launched at Toyota Dealers and Toyota Rental & Lease Agencies in Japan

Toyota City, Japan, Jul 1, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced that Toyota dealers and Toyota rental & lease agencies in Japan have begun accepting applications for “Booking Car,” a cloud service developed by Toyota Mobility Service Corporation for corporate customers nationwide who use company cars. Since the […]

Hitachi Astemo EV motor and inverter adopted in Mazda’s first mass-produced electric vehicle “MAZDA MX-30 EV MODEL”

TOKYO, Jun 1, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hitachi Astemo Co., Ltd. today announced that its EV motors and inverters were adopted by Mazda Motor Corporation for their first mass-produced electric vehicle, the “MAZDA MX-30 EV MODEL” which was launched in Japan in January 2021. The motor adopted in the “MAZDA MX-30 EV […]

Bluebird Motor Corp. is newest Mitsubishi dealer in Angeles City

MITSUBISHI MOTORS Philippines Corp. (MMPC) last month appointed Bluebird Motor Corp. as its newest dealership in Angeles City, Pampanga. Hizon Autogroup Founder and COO Marco Hizon and his team boast extensive experience in the business — helping grow multiple car brands through automotive dealerships in the north. Mr. Hizon also hails from the distinguished family […]

Got Vios, will Gazoo

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