Volkswagen shows new eup at SMMT

Volkswagen’s first pure electric production vehicle, the e-up! will be on display at the SMMT’s headquarters in Westminster from 17-28 February. Based on the multi-award-winning up! city car, the e-up! produces zero tailpipe emissions and has a range of up to 93 miles. As well as achieving a top speed of 81mph, it easily keeps up with urban and suburban traffic, accelerating from 0-62mph in 12.4 seconds.A full charge using a standard domestic three-pin socket takes less than nine hours, while a 3.6kW home charger – which is available free to e-up! customers from British Gas – enables charging in less than six hours. All e-up! models also have a DC fast-charging circuit as standard. Using the Combined Charging System (CCS), this enables a flat battery to be charged to 80% in just 30 minutes.Customers can also opt in to a green electricity package from Ecotricity, which means that when they recharge their car at home they are doing so using 100% green energy. They will also have access to more than 5,000 public charge points, a number of which are powered by Ecotricity.The exhibition showcases Volkswagen’s commitment to its ‘Think Blue’ plan, which encourages environmentally sustainable practices in all aspects of vehicle manufacture, running and recycling.The e-up! will be joined this summer by the fully electric e-Golf, while a plug-in hybrid Golf is due around six months after that.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

The incompetence of this Govt is phenomenal – Jagdeo says as

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has kicked off the debates today in the no-confidence motion brought by the Opposition against the APNU/AFC Coalition Government saying that if there was ever a time for a no-confidence motion, “this is the time”.During his presentation, Jagdeo lashed out at the government for several failures since it took office in May 2015. He laid the blame squarely at the feet of the Coalition Governmennt for the present state of the economy reinforcing his claim that the administration is harming the future of the country by its ‘failed’ economic and social policies.He pointed to the over 200 tax measures being implemented by the Government which he said is stifling growth in the private sector and putting additional pressures on ordinary Guyanese citizens. He also cited VAT on water and electricity, among other issues.Jagdeo said that the government was not able to bring in any new investor since it took the reigns of power. “The incompetence of this Govt is phenomenal”, he said.The Opposition Leader also pointed to the host of scandals which the Coalition Governnment has found itself in; those he cited include; the drugs bond, the feasibility study for the new Demerara River Bridge, the D’urban Park project; among many others.He also lashed out at the Government for being divisive, pointing to Minister Volda Lawrence’s controversial statements she made recently in relation to giving jobs to friends and PNC supporters.Other speakers from the Opposition side still to make their presentations include: Gail Teixeira, Anil Nandlall, Irfaan Ali and Juan Edghill.Meanwhile, Governemnt MP Joseph Harmon has started his presentation. Other speakers on the government’s side include: Basil Williams, Khemraj Ramjattan, Moses Nagamootoo and Simona Broomes.(More details to be provided later)  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJagdeo wants no-confidence debated before Budget presentationNovember 21, 2018In “latest news”Govt hijacks PPP/C business in ParliamentNovember 5, 2016In “latest news”34 as majority over 65 Parliamentarians is “utter stupidity” –JagdeoDecember 31, 2018In “latest news” read more