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FRIDAY STORY – Ford and RNLI deliver safety message on flip-flops – Just Auto

The UK’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has teamed with partners at Ford to create a unique flip-flop using recycled car tyres which will print the charity’s vital ‘Float to Live’ message in the sand, as new data shows a decline in awareness of this life-saving action. In a survey, commissioned by the RNLI, only …

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Volta Trucks prototype starts real-world testing – Just Auto

Volta Zero prototype Volta Trucks has confirmed the start of engineering evaluation and development testing of the first prototype Volta Zero at HORIBA MIRA in Nuneaton, UK. It says the start of testing follows soon after the reveal of the first prototype chassis of the Volta Zero – claimed as the world’s first purpose-built full-electric …

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Evergrande looks to sell stake in EV unit – Just Auto

China Evergrande Group confirmed this week it is in early-stage talks with local smartphone maker Xiaomi Corporation to sell part of its stake in its electric vehicle (EV) subsidiary, according to local reports. The property group’s EV startup, China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group, is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and has Chinese …

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UK push to recruit haulage driving examiners – Just Auto

A campaign to recruit additional vocational driving examiners in England and Wales to help reduce the lorry driver shortage, has been launched by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Some 40 new vocational examiners will be recruited in total, made up of existing DVSA employees and external candidates. The government wrote to the UK haulage industry on …

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Logistics UK Van Briefings now free to attend – Just Auto

Logistics UK says its Van Operational Briefings 2021 will now be free to attend, to ensure as many operators as possible have access to information. The briefings will provide information on compliance and operating standards and will share insights into driver welfare, alternative fuels, navigating changed road space and operators’ obligations regarding vehicle safety defects and recalls.  Taking …

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GlobalFoundries aims to reduce emissions by 25% – Just Auto

Semiconductor manufacturer, GlobalFoundries (GF), has unveiled its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% from 2020 to 2030, as the company expands its global production capacity. To meet the goal of reducing absolute greenhouse emissions by 25%, GF will apply a variety of approaches and investments tailored to its global manufacturing footprint. These include …

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Getting About Made Easier in 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross With what3words

Getting about easier with the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with a new navigation system featuring what3words location technology, enabling drivers to input and get directions to any three-metre square in the world using just three words. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will also offer what3words offline through its built-in TomTom navigation system. what3words is a very simple …

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Indonesia market rebound continued in July – Just Auto

Indonesia’s new vehicle market continued to rebound strongly in July 2021, by 164% to 66,639 units from depressed year-earlier sales of 25,283 units, according to member wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo. Record low interest rates and the suspension in March 2021 of the luxury tax on vehicles with engines smaller than 1500cc continue …

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