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Finns are giving up cars because of rising fuel prices

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Many people in Finland are forced to give up or reduce car travel to a minimum due to rising fuel prices. This was reported by the Yle TV channel, citing a survey by the insurance company LocalTapiola Group.

Finns are giving up cars because of rising fuel prices

According to this data, 44% of motorists in Finland “refuse to travel without urgent need”, and another 14% are “forced to completely stop them” because they can no longer afford it. A total of 75% of Finns noted a negative change in their attitudes towards private vehicles due to rising prices.

The cost of gasoline and diesel in Finland this summer reached a historical maximum – more than 2.5 euros per liter. Survey participants noted that because of this, they spend an average of 331 euros per month on car maintenance, more than 70% of this amount is spent on fuel.

Perhaps high prices are a signal for Finnish society to move towards more economical, safer and more environmentally friendly transport.”, said Tapani Alaviri, director of road safety at LocalTapiola Group.

The survey was conducted in Finland from May 27 to June 3, but its results are published for the first time. The survey involved 1,085 residents of the country aged 18-79 who owned or drove a car in the last 12 months. The error was no more than 3 percentage points.

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A promising $120,000 Interstellar electric SUV has been photographed in China. They promise cross-country ability no worse than that of Cybertruck

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A promising 120000 Interstellar electric SUV has been photographed in

Photo spies filmed a camouflaged SUV on the roads of China. According to the source, these photos show a promising electric car of the new Interstellar brand, behind which stands the industry leader, BYD. It will be a very expensive car with outstanding off-road potential.

A promising $120,000 Interstellar electric SUV has been photographed in China.  They promise cross-country ability no worse than that of Cybertruck

There are not as many details about the project as we would like, but it is reported that the car will receive motor-wheels and a fully controlled chassis (4WS) – both the front and rear wheels will turn. The cross-country ability will be no worse than that of some Cybertruck, high power and very good dynamics are also promised. It is expected that the car will receive the Huawei platform, on the basis of which the functions of the autonomous driving system will work (two lidars are attributed at once).

A promising $120,000 Interstellar electric SUV has been photographed in China.  They promise cross-country ability no worse than that of Cybertruck

A promising $120,000 Interstellar electric SUV has been photographed in China.  They promise cross-country ability no worse than that of Cybertruck

The premiere of the new Interstellar brand may take place as early as August, and the first car (the one in the photo, but already in commercial form) in the fourth quarter of this year. Sales of new items should start in the first half of 2023. The price of an SUV is also called – from 120 to almost 240 thousand dollars.

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Tesla Semi with a range of 800 km will be released this year, Cybertruck with the same range – next

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced today that the company will begin deliveries of its Semi electric truck with a range of about 800 km this year, with a Cybertruck with the same range coming in 2023.

Tesla Semi with a range of 800 km will be released this year, Cybertruck with the same range - next

At the time of the announcement of the Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker said that production versions of the 36-ton electric truck would have a range of about 480 and 800 km at a price of $150,000 and $180,000, respectively. The truck can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 20 seconds, even with a huge load. Pre-orders began to be accepted in May of this year with a deposit of $20,000.

As for the Cybertruck, Musk recently acknowledged that the company would not be able to sell a vehicle with the features and price it announced in 2019, when the pickup truck was introduced.

At the time of the announcement, the single-motor Cybertruck was offered for pre-order for $39,900, the dual-motor version started at $49,900, and the triple-motor version started at $69,900.

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Honda and Sony team up to take on Tesla

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Honda and Sony team up to take on Tesla

Honda and Sony have decided to compete with the American company Tesla in the electric car market, as stated in an interview with the Nikkei newspaper by the president of the automaker, Toshihiro Mibe.

When asked by the Nikkei about whether Honda and Sony are ready to beat the American company in the electric car market, he answered as follows:

We will not play catch-up with Tesla, instead we will bring new, original value to our products. Nevertheless, we intend to make Tesla a worthy competitor.

Toshihiro Mibe

Honda and Sony team up to take on Tesla

Honda and Sony plan to create a venture company Sony Honda Mobility during 2022, which will develop and manufacture electric vehicles. Primary production will take place at existing Honda plants. In doing so, Sony will offer digital services for the upcoming mobile platform.

We are very pleased to have signed a joint venture agreement with Sony, which has strengths in advanced digital technology. and shares our desire to take on new challenges.

Toshihiro Mibe

The news follows Sony’s announcement of its intention to become an electric vehicle brand. The company introduced the Vision S 02 concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Sales of new cars will begin in 2025.

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