car prices surged by the largest amount in 51 years, the Labor Department reported Friday.The August increase in the consumer price index reflected some moderation following big gains of 0.6 percent in both June and July as the pace of energy price gains slowed.However, there were still areas that showed bigger price increases, led by a 5.4 percent jump in used car prices, the biggest monthly gain since March 1969. New car prices were unchanged in August but analysts predict prices are likely to rise in coming months, reflecting supply shortages. Motor vehicle production closed completely during the spring as the pandemic shut down wide swaths of the economy.Other big gains were seen in household furnishings, which jumped 0.9 percent, the largest monthly increase since February 1991. Prices of furniture, bedding and appliances all showed big gains.Still, even with the recent gains, inflation increases over the past year are modest. Overall inflation is up 1.3 percent while core … [Read more...] about US: Consumer prices up 0.4% in August as used car prices surge
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Climate experts call the ride-hail’s industry electric push admirable—particularly because it could spark wider change in the automotive industry. Just 3 percent of the vehicles sold globally last year were electric, and fewer than 2 percent of those sold in the US were battery powered, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. But batteries are getting more powerful, prices are dropping, and new electric vehicle models are hitting roads in the next few months. If electric Ubers and Lyfts make the more emissions-friendly options seem more accessible, that’s a win for the planet. … [Read more...] about Uber Pledges to Go All-Electric, but It Doesn’t Own the Cars
New Delhi: Car rental company, Avis India on Tuesday has announced that the company is offering free car delivery and collection of self-drive cars across 10 locations in India, namely, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, and Kochi.Sunil Gupta, Managing Director and CEO, Avis India, said, “Avis India is the domain leader in the car rental industry and aims to provide premium car rental solutions for hassle-free transportation across all rental locations in India. Our free doorstep delivery and pickup service for self-drive rentals is another step towards ensuring the same. This feature allows us to delight our customers with a first-rate ground transportation experience and make travel planning more convenient for them.”All adults with a valid government identification are eligible to book this self-drive car through company's website and mobile app, the release added. In addition, one can rent a car of their choice for a … [Read more...] about Avis India introduces free pick & drop service of self- drive cars
Then there is the other factor: sustainability. Delhi’s Anju Modi, who refuses to spend huge amounts on a wardrobe but has to dress up for her job as an event manager, says, “It is wasteful to buy expensive garments because you are going to wear a dress once in a while, and it would just keep lying around. But flaunting labels do add gravitas to your image. Renting seems to be a sensible idea.” She came across a small company that was leasing out second-hand couture for a fraction of cost on Facebook last year and has since been hooked. … [Read more...] about Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!
Video surveillance footage from businesses near the crime scene identified the assailants' vehicle, which detectives tracked to a rental car company. The vehicle was rented by Edwards' girlfriend, who lives in Tickfaw, Hicks said. On Monday, EBRSO detectives, assisted by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, arrived at an apartment where the vehicle was seen leaving. … [Read more...] about Baton Rouge man arrested in shootings of 3 adults and a 2 children while out on bond