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Singapore to See First Large-scale EV Sharing Scheme in December

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The First Large-Scale Electric Car Sharing Service in Southeast Asia (ASEAN) BlueSG Pte Ltd has unveiled the locations of its first batch of 30 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) ahead of the roll-out of what will be Singapore’s first large-scale EV-sharing programme in December. Bluecar EV In a statement on September 27, it said the sharing program will enable

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Taiwan to Launch Kaohsiung Strategies for Urban Mobility

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Taiwan’s second largest city, Kaohsiung, is set to launch the Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility as it hosts the EcoMobility World Festival 2017 next month. The Kaohsiung Strategies is slated for launch on October 4th during the month-long festival. Among others, the 12-point framework pledges to prioritise liveability and seamless connectivity in urban planning so as to

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Tokyo Motor Show 2017 Offers a Glimpse of Future Urban Mobility

Tokyo Motor Show 2017 Offers a Glimpse of Future Urban Mobility Tokyo Connected Lab

Tokyo Connected Lab 2017 In a future where cars drive themselves and talk to infrastructure in real time, what does travelling look like for us all? The upcoming 45th Tokyo Motor Show offers a glimpse of how mobility will change in the advent of artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and the Internet of Things connecting everything. As Japan’s 14 automakers gather

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Wowora App Takes On Ride-Hailing Giants in Malaysia’s Second-tier Cities

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Price Transparency Ipoh-based taxi hailing app Wowora is looking to compete with ride-hailing giants Uber and Grab in Malaysia’s fringe markets, banking on fixed price rates to attract passengers who may be turned off by the ride-hailing companies’ surge pricing mechanism. According to its website, Wowora follows the taxi rate in each state it operates in and does not seem

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Vietnam’s Five Year Plan Towards Sustainable Mobility

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Vietnam has a problem. Between now and 2050, its economy may see the strongest growth globally, according to a February 2017 forecast by PricewaterhouseCoopers. But that may also see its air pollution crisis worsening further.   Urbanisation Challenges Vietnam counts two cities ranked in the top 20 of Numbeo’s 2017 Pollution Index. Its largest city, Ho Chi Minh, is the most polluted city

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Here’s Why the Electric Bus will Lead Malaysia Electric Mobility Blueprint

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Making History  For the past year or so, the Malaysian administrative center of Putrajaya has quietly been making history. Its roads had been hosting the world’s first demonstration of full-sized (12-metre-long) double-decker electric-powered buses, which is plying its main routes using secondary batteries with long service life and super rapid charging ability. The two double-decker EV buses were introduced in June 2016 as

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Tax Boost for Sustainable Mobility in the Philippines

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EV Tax Exemption The Philippines is proposing new excise tax law that would exempt electric vehicles (EVs) from excise duty. The proposed exemptions are part of the House Bill 5636, which the House of Representatives passed on May 31, and the Senate Bill 1408 currently under consideration. The proposed law also exempts hybrid vehicles so long as its drive system “consists of

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Philippines Fast-tracks Sustainable Urban Transportation

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President Rodrigo Duterte has put reducing the congestion and improving the Philippines’ public transportation system as among his administration’s priorities. Getting on the Fast Track In a nutshell, the plan is to seek temporary emergency powers to consolidate traffic authority over urban Manila under a single entity and to bypass bureaucratic processes to push through various infrastructure and transportation projects

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Philippines Hosts Inaugural ASEAN Electric Vehicle Summit

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Two-day conference organized by EV Association Philippines (EVAP) shines spotlight on nation’s sustainable urban mobility drive amid a growing air pollution problem. Air pollution and traffic congestion are growing issues across major Southeast Asian (ASEAN) cities as rapid growth comes with growing urbanisation and motorisation. The impact, both on urban health and local economy, cannot be understated. The Asian Development Bank estimates that

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