Fisker tasked with developing all-electric popemobile

first_imgAdvertisementTags: FiskerPope FrancisVatican Vatican asks Instagram to get to the bottom of Pope account’s lingerie model ‘like’ November 21, 2020 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Pope Francis refers to China’s Uyghurs as ‘persecuted’ for the first time November 24, 2020 Vatican says it will not bless same-sex unions, calling them a ‘sin’ March 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICScenter_img AdvertisementThe interior of the vehicle will contain “a variety of sustainable materials, including carpets made from recycled plastic bottles from the ocean,” he said. Fisker said it got more than 16,000 orders for the Ocean, with production slated to begin on November 17.The popemobile is the name given to custom-built vehicles used to transport the Pope at public appearances. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the vehicles are designed to protect the pontiff while allowing him to be visible to crowds. Pope John Paul II was warned about abusive archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Vatican admits November 10, 2020 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments CNN — Fisker is set to develop the first all-electric popemobile based on the carmaker’s new Ocean SUV.The co-founders of the American electric carmaking startup, Henrik Fisker and Geeta Gupta-Fisker, had a private audience with Pope Francis on Thursday to show off the new design.The team presented the Vatican with a concept of a modified Fisker Ocean, a sleek SUV with an all-glass cupola, giving crowds the best chance of seeing the pontiff. Fisker said the car is expected to be delivered to the Pope next year. “I got inspired reading that Pope Francis is very considerate about the environment and the impact of climate change for future generations,” Henrik Fisker said in a statement. last_img read more

Local Link evening services on DRT routes suspended

first_img Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Local Link evening services on DRT routes suspended Previous articleField hospitals to created in Northern IrelandNext articleRule book should be thrown out during pandemic – MacManus News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – March 27, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim evening services on door-to-door routes are being suspended with immediate effect.These resources will instead be redeployed, where practical, to the delivery of community support services for passengers who need medical and food supplies within rural areas, in particular the elderly, the vulnerable, and the sick.In a statement the National Transport Authority confirms that public transport services will continue to run and all other Local Link services shall continue with regular updates to be provided over the coming days.Local Link is working with local authorities, agencies, community and volunteer groups, the GAA, and An Garda Síochána to ensure that vulnerable members of the community can avail of a trusted and coordinated support services over the coming weeks and months.This will mean providing additional trips where possible for essential travel to purchase provisions and making contact with passengers who are not travelling but may require assistance.Local Link is offering a collect and deliver service, where possible, from pharmacies and local shops for passengers, delivering critical medical supplies to the elderly, the vulnerable and sick within rural areas.Those in need of such support should contact their Local Link provider directly. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

512 Trolley Cafe

first_imgThe 512 Trolley Cafe opens early in the morning to serve hot and cold espresso drinks and fruit smoothies to the Fort Jackson community. The 512 Trolley is next to Palmetto Greens Miniature Golf and the Solomon Center. It is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Family Days). The trolley was made especially for Fort Jackson and is fully equipped with restaurant-quality appliances. Customers can expect to find high-quality espresso-based drinks much like they would find in the big box and specialty coffee houses.last_img read more

Dynamic Releases First-Ever Internal Geared Road Bike

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: Dynamic Bicycles, Inc. today introduced the Synergy – the world’s first drop bar road bike using a Shimano internal gear hub. Unlike any other road bike on the market, The Synergy combines Shimano’s Alfine 8-speed hub with the new Versa integrated shift-brake lever to create a lightweight bicycle that delivers the performance of a road bike with the inherent simplicity of internal gearing.Demand for Shimano internal gear hubs has been steadily rising the last few years. However, until now, internally geared bicycles have been limited to using flat or upright handlebars. The Synergy changes all this. With its drop bar design, it takes internally geared bicycles to a whole new level of performance and versatility.Patrick Perugini, president of Dynamic Bicycles comments, “There is currently no other bike like the Synergy on the market, and no bike has ever offered this level of performance using an internal gear hub. The Synergy offers fast, smooth shifting across a wide gear range, and very low maintenance. But most importantly, it’s a lot of fun to ride. It is an ideal bike for fitness riding, event rides or fast commuting.”The Synergy recently received glowing reviews from both BikeCommuters.com and BikeHugger.com. Jack Sweeney of BikeCommuters.com wrote, “The Synergy blends STI-style shifting and an internal gear hub into a sleek, road-worthy package that is capable of some real performance.” Mark Villegas of BikeHugger commented, “The Synergy is an honest performer, and I really think that this bike could be a hit.”With Shimano’s internal gearing, all the gears are tucked away inside the hub of the rear wheel, giving the bike an attractive, minimalist appearance, similar to a single speed or track-style bicycle. Using the Shimano 8-speed Alfine hub – Shimano’s most efficient internal hub – the Synergy offers a gear range equal to 95 percent of a compact double crankset, and 92 percent of a full triple crankset. To control the shifting, the Synergy uses the new Versa integrated shift-brake lever, the first drop bar road lever developed specifically for the Shimano hubs.The benefits of the Synergy’s internal gearing design are tremendous. Wither fewer external moving parts, the Synergy dramatically reduces maintenance and repair costs. It also simplifies shifting with a single shifter controlling the eight evenly spaced gears for smooth, consistent shifts that can be made at any time – while pedaling, coasting, or even at a complete stop.The Synergy weighs just 20 pounds, making it the lightest weight internally geared bike on the market today. It uses a 7005 Alloy frame, carbon fork and many high end components at a retail price of $1,399. The Synergy is available online direct from Dynamic Bicycles and through select retailers. Retailers interested in carrying the Dynamic Synergy can call 1-800-935-9553 for details.last_img read more

GBI Reinstatement Signals Indian Wind Market Momentum But Challenges Remain

first_imgThe Indian Generation-Based Incentive (GBI) scheme for wind power has been formally reinstated with minor changes, and reinstatement of Accelerated Depreciation (AD) of wind power investments remains undecided, but is currently under discussion. Both are potential means to re-stimulate growth in the Indian wind market. Challenges to reach government installation target however remain unsolved.India’s Union Cabinet of Ministers officially announced the reinstatement of the generation based incentive (GBI) on August 13. With the announcement, the Indian wind industry will be relieved as details of the new GBI have been clarified. In addition to the GBI, new financing support measures and the establishment of a national offshore wind authority indicate the government is intent on giving more support to wind. However, the level of GBI support may not be sufficient to support ambitious government targets and there are still major challenges confronting the industry as well as new technical requirements for wind power plants.The Flash Note examines the new GBI and supporting policy measures to spur wind development, as well as the status of the accelerated depreciation (AD) program. MAKE analyses the implications of reinstating the GBI scheme for the Indian wind market and also identifies the main challenges that will pose a barrier for future market growth.Press release, September 04, 2013last_img read more