Video PlayerClose LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese electric automaker BYD has won the bids to supply vehicles to the U.S. state of Georgia and Atlanta city, the company said in a statement released on Monday. BYD said it will supply Georgia's statewide contracts for public mass transit and transportation vehicles, specifically for battery-electric buses. "BYD is excited to be working with customers in Georgia and we look forward to growing our presence in the state and improving the air quality for Georgians," said Bobby Hill, vice president of North America for BYD Coach and Bus. In addition, the company also won the bid to become one of the suppliers for the city of Atlanta's electric vehicles, which includes electric heavy-duty trucks, taxi fleet vehicles, and buses. "BYD's medium and heavy duty all-electric vehicles will help Atlanta achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 20 percent from 2009 levels by 2020 and by 40 percent by 2030," the statement said. BYD is … [Read more...] about China’s BYD wins more bids to supply electric vehicles to U.S.
Domestic passenger vehicle sales witnessed a marginal increase of 0.28% to 2,85,027 units in October from 2,84,223 units in the year-ago period. Domestic car sales were down 6.34% to 1,73,649 units as against 1,85,400 units in October 2018, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Motorcycle sales, last month, declined 15.88% to 11,16,970 units as against 13,27,758 units a year earlier. Total two-wheeler sales in October declined 14.43% to 17,57,264 units compared to 20,53,497 units in the year-ago month. Sales of commercial vehicles were down 23.31% at 66,773 units in October, SIAM said. Vehicle sales across categories registered a decline of 12.76% to 21,76,136 units from 24,94,345 units in October 2018, it added. In fact, barring utility vehicles, passenger carriers and quadricycles, all other vehicle categories witnessed decline in sales during the month. … [Read more...] about Domestic car sales down 6.34% in October
Hong Kong: A Hong Kong policeman shot a masked protester in the torso on Monday morning, igniting clashes across the city and renewed fury towards the force as crowds took to the streets to block roads and hurl insults at officers. The shooting, which was broadcast live on Facebook, is the latest escalation in more than five months of pro-democracy protests that have engulfed the international financial hub. Footage showed a police officer drawing a pistol in the district of Sai Wan Ho as he tried to detain a masked person at a junction that had been blocked by protesters. Seconds later, two more live rounds were fired as the officer scuffled with another masked protester who fell on the floor. Both were detained by officers. A pool of blood could be seen near the first man whose body initially appeared limp, although he was later filmed conscious and even trying to make a run for it. Scenes after the police shooting in Hong Kong. Photo: AP The second man was conscious, shouting … [Read more...] about Hong Kong police shoot protester, igniting renewed fury
Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule has claimed she was harassed by a cab driver at Central Railway's Dadar terminus when she arrived here on Thursday. Lodging a complaint with the Railway Protection Force (RPF), Sule said that the cabbie, Kuljeet Singh Malhotra, barged into her railway compartment and tried to forcibly tout a taxi service to her. "Despite a refusal twice, he blocked my path, harassed me and shamelessly even posed for photo," said an agitated Sule as she narrated the incident in a series of tweets later. Tagging Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, she added: "Kindly look into the matter so that passengers don't have to experience such incidents again. If touting is permitted under the law, then it cannot and should not be permitted within train stations or airports but only at designated taxi stands." Swinging into action, the RPF quickly tracked down and caught Malhotra and booked him under various sections, besides slapping a fine of Rs 260 for not … [Read more...] about Mumbai: NCP MP Supriya Sule Harassed By Cabbie At Dadar Terminus
The delivery staff who drop off packages for online retail giants or food or ferry passengers around the city in their taxis are among the worst affected by the capital’s foul air. With sales of air purifiers and masks rising as people struggle to cope with Delhi’s toxic air, for one group of people, it’s been business as usual. “What masks, madam?” asked Umesh, who delivers for a food aggregator firm. “We just drove like always, there was no word from the company, nor do we have any idea about these things. "We just have to do our job, earn money and go home. Everything else is Ram bharose(god's will).”Umesh was philosophical. The pollution happens every year. He can’t sit at home waiting for the worst to pass. “Yes, the sky was grey and I had some cough and wheezing problem but work is work. "I took some medicine and went on. My mother made me a herbal remedy for five days and now I am much better,” he said. The delivery … [Read more...] about Delivery staff are among the worst affected by Delhi’s air pollution