THE owner of Jaguar Land Rover gave a Brexit boost yesterday amid plans to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in its British plants. The fresh investment – believed to be imminent and worth hundreds of millions of pounds – is likely to be in electric cars for the future. In January it announced plans to cut some 4,500 jobs, mostly in Britain, on the back of lower Chinese demand and a slump in European diesel sales. There have also been reports that the carmaker’s Indian parent company Tata is considering selling a stake the luxury car after a record corporate loss. But the company has signalled that it would invest in electrification, saying electric drive units would be produced at Wolverhampton Engine Manufacturing Centre. It also said there would be a new Battery Assembly Centre at Hams Hall, in Birmingham.The new funds would also be a welcome boost to the UK car industry which has been buffeted by bad news in recent weeks. Last month, Jaguar Land Rover’s … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover’s owner unveils plans to invest millions of pounds in British plants for electric vehicles
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Video PlayerClose BERLIN, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- German carmaker BMW announced on Friday that worldwide deliveries increased by 1.4 percent to 225,662 vehicles in November, compared to the same month last year. In the first 11 months, BMW sales rose 1.7 percent to a total of 2.3 million vehicles of all BMW brands, including MINI and Rolls-Royce. In addition to the "successful" luxury segment, BMW profited from its good business with SUVs which saw sales rise by more than 23 percent to a total of 870,267 vehicles between January and November. "After renewed growth in November, we continue to approach a new record for the full year as planned," said Pieter Nota, member of the board of management of BMW responsible for customer, brands and sales. Despite lower sales in Germany and across Europe, the Munich-based carmaker profited from significant growth in key regions like China, with an increase of 12.1 percent, and the United States, with 7.6 percent in November. Between January and … [Read more...] about German carmaker BMW sells more cars in November
The black dust that caked Margaret Gordon’s Venetian blinds was the first bad omen. Her West Oakland neighborhood, criss-crossed by freeways and nestled close to a busy port, was gradually poisoning her lungs, she says. When Gordon moved to an affordable housing complex on 7th and Willow Streets in 1992, she could hear trucks rumbling by throughout the day, shipping goods from the port, crawling along the Interstate 880 underpass and rolling out of the post office parking lot. Gordon was diagnosed with asthma, as were her two grandchildren, who lived in the same building. Respiratory ailments were so widespread among children in the neighborhood that the nurse at Prescott Elementary School carried a shoebox full of inhalers. Two decades later, air pollution still looms near ports and freeways. The transportation sector accounts for 41% of greenhouse gas emissions in California, and 10% derives from heavy trucks, which comprise only 4% of all vehicles on the road. The California … [Read more...] about Heavy trucks are among California’s biggest polluters. Can the state make them go electric?
The official trailer for the new Bond film, No Time to Die, was released only on Wednesday but has already been viewed tens of millions of times, which is an efficient sales job for a film its producers hope will make at least $1bn. Appetites have been whetted and nerves calmed in the run-up to the film’s release in April after a bumpy production. The budget for the movie – Daniel Craig’s final in the lead role – is estimated to have exceeded $250m (£190m), having rocketed after the departure of the director Danny Boyle in August 2018, who left at the 11th-hour citing “creative differences”. Boyle’s exit, along with his co-writer and their script, led to a six-month delay as well as a plot and production overhaul. In addition to the costs incurred by the studio and producers, the departures also prompted scrabbling by companies with Bond sponsorship deals, many of which plan campaigns in line with new releases. Bond has always been a … [Read more...] about Selling James Bond: why No Time to Die is a product placement dream
Advertisement Most people use their smartphones all day. However, even with light use, there are very few phones that can take you from morning to midnight on a single charge.With current flagships being priced at a thousand dollars and beyond, you’d think that manufacturers would find ways to make your smartphone last throughout the day. However, most phones have the same battery lives as their previous iterations.Here’s why your phone’s battery can’t last the whole day without needing a recharge.1. More Power, More Power ConsumptionYou may already know how batteries work. But why isn’t battery life improving?The clearest reason is simply that they consume more power. Take, for example, the Samsung Note series. These phones are normally noted for their exceptional battery life. However, very little has actually changed since the first Galaxy Note was released.In 2011, Samsung released the original Galaxy Note with a 2500mAh battery. It could last roughly … [Read more...] about Why Do Phones Have Such Short Battery Life? 5 Reasons Why