October 25, 2020

Audi to launch new electric vehicle venture with China’s FAW



FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Germany


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FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Germany


BEIJING (Reuters) – German premium automaker Audi AG said on Tuesday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s state-owned FAW Group to launch a venture to make premium electric vehicles (EVs).

Audi has a long partnership with FAW, which is based in the city of Changchun in the northeast of China, the world’s biggest car market. The German firm also plans to make vehicles with Shanghai-based automaker SAIC Motor .

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Audi said it would produce models based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), a base developed with Porsche. It said the new venture would start manufacturing several models in China from 2024.

Audi aims to have electrified vehicles make up a third of Chinese sales by 2025. It sold 512,081 vehicles in China in the first nine months of 2020 and about

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Announcing the Launch of Uncurb to Provide Choice and Transparency for Assisted Transportation

Online marketplace that helps caregivers find safe, high quality transportation for loved ones with limited mobility

Uncurb, an online marketplace that helps customers find high-assistance transportation such as wheelchair and medical transportation, today announced its official company launch. Currently serving Southeast Michigan, Uncurb provides customers with choice and transparency in their mobility options by curating a trusted network of committed and high-quality providers and partners to support mobility beyond curb-to-curb needs.

An estimated 25.5 million adults in the U.S. have travel-limiting disabilities, according to The Bureau of Transportation. Current on-demand ride-hailing companies have left a gap in services that require higher-assistance, especially as trust in sanitization, cleanliness and safety become crucial in today’s environment. Uncurb aims to close this gap by helping those who are impacted by sudden changes in mobility find, compare, and book vetted transportation providers specializing in higher-assistance services. Providers must meet and exceed marketplace standards before

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Elon Musk’s Tesla, Starman fly past Mars 2 years after SpaceX launch

  • In February 2018, SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster owned by the company’s founder, Elon Musk, into deep space.
  • The electric vehicle, which has a spacesuit-clad “Starman” dummy in the driver’s seat, just made its first flyby of Mars.
  • To Starman, Mars would have appeared to be about one-tenth the size of the moon as seen from Earth, the astronomer Jonathan McDowell said.
  • The vehicle and its unlikely passenger, launched on the upper stage of a Falcon Heavy rocket, may travel for millions of years before crashing, most likely back into Earth.
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An electric car that Elon Musk rocketed into space more than two years ago just flew past Mars for the first time.

SpaceX, the rocket company Musk founded, launched his old Tesla Roadster aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket in February 2018 with a spacesuit-wearing dummy named “Starman” at the wheel.

The car

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Toyota-Backed Startup Successfully Tests Manned Electric Flying Car, Plans Launch By 2023

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  • Tokyo-based SkyDrive successfully tests flying car
  • Startup claims its prototype is the smallest flying car
  • The vehicle may be commercially available in 2023

A Toyota-backed Japanese startup has said it successfully tested a manned flying car prototype, crossing a major milestone in the race to a trillion dollar futuristic industry that could transform urban transport. SkyDrive expects to market its flying car in Japan in 2023.

The company said its prototype is the smallest electric flying car. About 6.5 feet tall and 13 feet wide, the SD-03 prototype is a little bigger than a standard sedan. It can carry up to 500 kilograms and travel up to 60 kilometers/hour.

It hovered in an enclosed field in Japan before landing safely, the company said. It runs on electric motors that charge four pairs of rotors, lights and other parts.

SkyDrive chief technology officer Nobuo Kishi said the vehicle will

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Etrio to launch in-house-developed electric three-wheeler and bicycle: Gets Rs 22cr funding

E-Trio has got more than 500 bookings for the Touro brand of commercial three-wheelers ahead of launch. The launch is scheduled for October 2020.

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E-Trio is a Hyderabad start-up that specialises in converting conventional-fueled vehicles to electric. The brand has received approval from the ARAI for fitting these kits. These converted vehicles include a Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Dzire, Alto and so on. There are multiple load carriers also involved. Now, E-Trio has received a fresh series of funding. The funding is in excess of Rs 22 crore and has been invested by Janardhan Rao, founder of Triumph Global Group. The group is based out of Singapore. This specific investment will be used to further E-Trio’s new bicycle and three-wheeler brands. Yes, E-Trio is working on an all-new electric three-wheeler called Touro. The launch is scheduled for next month. There are going to be two variants –

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