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Nissan to Build Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in UK with Chinese Partner

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Japanese company Nissan Motor is set to build a giant electric vehicle battery plant in the UK with a Chinese partner. The corresponding investment is estimated at $ 1.4 billion.

Nissan’s partnership with the Envision Group as global automakers are rushing to secure the supply of batteries, the most expensive component of EVs, amid growing demand for EVs in Europe. Envision this week also announced plans to build a $ 2.4 billion plant in France with Renault, Nissan’s automotive alliance partner.

Called the Nissan EV36Zero, Envision AESC will fund the construction of a 9 GWh plant near its Sunderland plant, which is already supplying batteries for the Nissan Leaf EV. The new plant will produce as many batteries per year as needed for 100,000 Nissan electric vehicles. In the future, the plant can be expanded to 35 GW · due to investments from a Chinese company.

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Power 750 HP and a cruising range of 750 km. Foxconn unveils its flagship Foxtron Model E sedan, which can compete with Tesla’s Model S

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Foxconn has brought its flagship Model E sedan, created by the Foxtron automotive division in conjunction with the Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina, to the exhibition, which is held until December 5 in Hong Kong. Contrary to the expectations of many, this electric vehicle will not go on sale – it only serves to showcase Foxconn’s electric vehicle technology. However, in some version, the Model E materializes in a serial product through the efforts of Yulun Motor – this company embodied the Model E in metal, it also buys components for electric vehicles from Foxconn.

Power 750 HP  and a cruising range of 750 km.  Foxconn unveils its flagship Foxtron Model E sedan, which can compete with Tesla's Model S

Power 750 HP  and a cruising range of 750 km.  Foxconn unveils its flagship Foxtron Model E sedan, which can compete with Tesla's Model S

Power 750 HP  and a cruising range of 750 km.  Foxconn unveils its flagship Foxtron Model E sedan, which can compete with Tesla's Model S

The Model E’s powerplant develops 750 hp, and it takes just 2.8 seconds to accelerate to 100 km / h. And even if the Model E is not as fast as the Model S Plaid, but it pleases with a power reserve – it is 750 km, about 100 km more than the Model S Plaid.

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Google Unveils New Android Features: Car Cd Keys, Family Bell, New Widgets, Emoji Kitchen, Better Security

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Google has announced a number of new features of the Android operating system, one of which we talked about in a separate article: we are talking about the ability to use a smartphone as a digital car key.

Speaking specifically about the Android operating system, a new feature called Family Bell has been introduced, which will alert you and your family of important events during the day and help you keep track of your daily schedule. Various smart home devices, such as a home speaker or smart displays, will support this feature and provide reminders for pre-set events, such as picking up your kids from school or after a workout.

Three Google apps are getting new widgets, namely Google Play Books, YouTube Music and Google Photos. The new Google Play Books widget lets you access your library and track your audiobook progress. The YouTube Music widget puts playback controls and recently played tracks right on your home screen. Finally, the People & Pets Google Photos widget lets you play slideshows of your favorite faces and pets on your home screen.

All Android 6.0+ devices will also get more secure next month by automatically resetting app permissions. This feature will automatically disable runtime permissions for apps that have been idle for a while. However, the permissions can be restored the next time you start the application.

The Emoji Kitchen emoji set for Gboard keyboard has received many new combinations to help you express emotions. Some emojis are missing in system emoticons. They are already available to users of the beta version of Gboard and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.

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Tesla launches Cyberquad for Kids electric ATV

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Tesla has unveiled the Cyberquad for Kids electric ATV for kids, which is available for $ 1,900 on the EV manufacturer’s official website.

Get ready for any adventure with the all-electric Cyberquad for Kids. Inspired by our iconic Cybertruck design, the four-wheeled ATV features an all-steel frame, padded seat and adjustable suspension with rear disc brake and LED light strips. Cyberquad for Kids, powered by a lithium-ion battery with a range of up to 25 km and an adjustable maximum speed of up to 16 km / h, is suitable for children ages 8 and up.

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The product description also says that its dimensions are 1193 x 660 x 685 mm with a mass of 55 kg. It has three speeds and a reversing mode at speeds up to 8 km / h. It can take up to 5 hours to fully charge a fully discharged battery.

Deliveries will start in 2-4 weeks.

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