TESLA MADE IT HARDER TO BUY ITS CHEAPEST ELECTRIC CAR

TESLA MADE IT HARDER TO BUY ITS CHEAPEST ELECTRIC CAR

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Tesla is making it more difficult to buy the $35,000 version of the Model 3 sedan that used to be viewed as pivotal to its growth. The electric-car maker announced another series of changes to its lineup and pricing late Thursday to "simplify vehicle choices." All Tesla vehicles that can be ordered online now come with the driver-assistance system Autopilot standard, the company said in a blog post. The Model 3 with Standard Plus now costs $39,500 with Autopilot included. But along with those adjustments, Tesla is de-emphasising the $35,000 price point promised when it first unveiled the sedan in March 2016. Deliveries of the entry-level models start this weekend - more than six weeks after the company starting taking orders. Customers who want this version from now on won't…
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THE 2019 HONDA CIVIC IS HERE!

THE 2019 HONDA CIVIC IS HERE!

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Honda Cars India expects to end the ongoing financial year with 8 per cent sales growth on account of good performance of its compact sedan Amaze, according to a senior company official. The company, which has completed the sedan line-up with the launch of the latest version of its Civic sedan priced between Rs 17.7 lakh and Rs 22.3 lakh, is also looking to fill gaps in its SUV line-up going forward to make a bigger presence in the Indian market. “In the April to February period this fiscal, our sales have grown 6.5 per cent. We expect to sell around 17,000 units in March taking our overall sales to 1.8 lakh units for the year,” Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) President and Chief Executive Officer Gaku Nakanishi told PTI.…
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LITHIUM AIR BATTERIES MAY POWER FUTURE CARS

LITHIUM AIR BATTERIES MAY POWER FUTURE CARS

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Lithium-air batteries, which run on ambient oxygen, maybe a sustainable and environment-friendly way to store energy and power electric vehicles, houses, and industries of the future, scientists say. Current lithium-ion battery technology will probably not be able to handle the coming decades’ huge demand for energy. It is estimated that by 2050, electricity will make up 50 per cent of the world’s energy mix. Today, that rate is 18 per cent. However, installed capacity for renewable energy production is expected to increase fourfold. This will require batteries that are more efficient, cheaper and environmentally friendly. According to researchers from the University of Campinas in Brazil, one of the alternatives being studied today in many parts of the world is the lithium-air battery. The lithium-air battery, currently functioning only on a…
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