Some might snicker when Byton CEO Daniel Kircher called the M Byte EV ;the first smart device on wheels,; but not the people attending this show. Of the vehicle introductions and concept cars, all were electrified - EVs or plug in hybrids - with no gas engine only vehicles introduced.Here are some highlights from the car and car tech part of CES 2020.
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That;s a lot of money, but Rivian;s not your typical startup, as it;s aiming to bring fully electric vehicles to market, including the R1T pickup truck and the R1S sport utility vehicle. Both of those are consumer cars, which the company aims to bring to market starting at the end of next year #8212; and Rivian is also working with Amazon on all electric delivery vans, of which the commerce giant has ordered 100,000, with a target of starting deliveries of the first of those in 2021.Rivian ''s new monster round includes participation from Amazon and Ford Motor Company, along with funds advised by T. Rowe Price Associates and BlackRock, the company said in a release. It ''s not adding any new board seats attached to this funding, and it ''s not sharing any further details on the specific funds involved in the investment at this time.
Don #039;t Miss: Today;s best deals: Free Starbucks, $15 Wi Fi extender, $199 Roomba, $14 Echo Dot for cars, free Echo Show 5, morePutting skepticism aside, Mac Otakara stacked the mockup up against an iPhone 11 Pro Max to see what specifically Apple might have altered for its 2020 flagship. Notably, the height and the width of the mockup were virtually identical to those of the iPhone 11 Pro Max ndash; 159mm x 78mm for the iPhone mockup and 158mm x 77.8mm for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The most notable change was actually the thickness of the device, which was 7.1mm ndash; one full millimeter thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro Max. This may even line up with previous reports.
The automotive pricing and sales data specialist found that pure electric vehicles were the most in demand products currently on the market, selling an average of five days faster than a petrol hybrid, six days faster than a diesel car, nine days faster than a petrol car and 14 days faster than a diesel hybrid.The average selling price of a pure EV is pound;19,000, meanwhile pound;3,000 more than the average diesel vehicle and pound;7,000 more than petrol.
Full screen 1 2 Read more on:ElectricLotus And lo, it begins. Lotus has begun testing the car that will mark an entirely new chapter in the long, winding history of the fabled British sports car maker.A car that, at first glance, is unlike any other Lotus that s ever been. Though, that s the point of these tests. Despite being one of the world s most powerful production cars, the upcoming 1,972bhp Lotus Evija will still have to drive like a Lotus. And thanks to this little teaser video, we can confirm that yes, it will drift. Very important.
It''s electric or bust at VW.
Full screen 1 9 Read more on:Dubai Motor ShowElectric Aspark, a Japanese engineering company you ve maybe heard about, has just revealed the final production version of its Owl hypercar. There are two numbers to focus your attention on, one big, one small. Big? The road going electric hypercar boasts a Lotus Evija beating 2,012bhp, making it we think the world s most powerful production road car.The small number? Aspark reckons it ll do 0 60mph in just 1.69s. You re staring at the very shiny end of one of the world s very fastest accelerating cars, if not the fastest.
EVs are certainly not new technology and have in fact been around since the invention of the car. They were often preferable in major cities because they didn t smell and, unlike the horse, didn t produce any waste. But it s only been in the past 10 years that manufacturers have made a concerted effort with electric cars, producing a wide range of EVs in different shapes and sizes.Our top 10 has everything from small city cars to top of the range luxury SUVs to whet your appetite; some of them are cheaper than others, but all of them represent the best of their type. Read on to find out what are the best used electric cars you can buy.
Full screen 1 2 Read more on:Modified The global shortage of supercars shows no signs of easing. Apart from a new McLaren every ten minutes, a whole line up of fresh exotica arriving from the likes of Lamborghini and Aston Martin, and sterling work from the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Pagani, Bugatti, AMG, Koenigsegg, Rimac There s just not enough choice is there? We need more supercars, stat.
Taking a cue from last year's Oscars, the Emmys had no host this year. That means no traditional monologue a part of the night that's usually packed with jokes. Previous years have presented less than hilarious moments, as audiences saw with SNL stars Colin Jost and Michael Che, who hosted in 2018 and didn't exactly score rave reviews for their tone deaf and relatively bland comedy.Fortunately, it's not just presenters and hosts who can deliver a laugh. Hilarious Emmy moments have also come from winners and nominees. Remember all the bits that Amy Poehler used to organize with her fellow Best Actress in a Comedy Series nominees? In 2009, Poehler got everyone (except Vanessa Williams) to wear funny glasses, and 2011, the nominees rushed the stage and awaited the winning opening of the envelope like beauty pageant contestants.
TwitterEmailThe spread of all electric fleets could make it easier to charge a passenger car.Photograph: Patrick Pleul Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterEmailLet s put Amazon s order for 100,000 electric delivery vans by 2030 into perspective. Today, FedEx uses 85,000 motorized vehicles to deliver packages around the world. UPS has around 123,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles, including about 10,000 the company says use alternative fuel and advanced technology. One hundred thousand delivery vans? That s a lot.For proponents of electric vehicles, it s a big opportunity and not just for Rivian, the decade old startup in which Amazon has invested, and from which it will buy the vans. Rivian, which has not yet put a vehicle into production, has a busy few years ahead of it.
Bollywood actor Salman Khan performs during the 20th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.(AP Photo Rafiq Maqbool) Image Credit: AP The drama and the dazzling dances aren t limited to Bollywood musicals or so proved the 20th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (Iifa) 2019 that was held in Mumbai for the first time in awards history.Dubbed as the Bollywood Oscars, the annual travelling awards show held at the Dome on September 18 did throw many surprises.
CEO Oliver Zipse takes over at a perilous time for BMW and the car industry. Mounting trade tensions between the US and China have weighed on profit, and the unresolved political future of the UK, where BMW makes Mini and Rolls Royce cars, adds to the complicated picture.By equal measure, the shift toward electric cars, a category where BMW was an early leader, puts pressure on the CEO to lay out a clearer strategic vision than his predecessor, Harald Krueger, was able to define in his single term at the helm.
The tiny sum kept the company going for some time but the hunger and animal spirit in him did not die. "We stayed in very inexpensive hotels... we didn't have any cars, sometimes we took buses, sometimes we walked. It was tough," Murthy said once.
Known for her wit amp; humour, Sushma Swaraj #39;s social media presence was admired by many. Her quick responses, witty replies to trolls and her Twitter banters with her husband, Swaraj Kaushal were loved by people. Her devilish sense of humour, mocking those who write to her for problems which aren 't part of her domain ndash; like non working fridges or cars, was attention grabbing.
Attempts to solve the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories, and power plants are doomed to failure, scientists will warn this week.A leaked draft of a report on climate change and land use, which is now being debated in Geneva by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, states that it will be impossible to keep global temperatures at safe levels unless there is also a transformation in the way the world produces food and manages land.