advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Graeme Fletcher / Driving.ca While Lucy is a testbed and not a production vehicle, we can’t see BMW going through all this work just to build a toy. Expect the technology it’s pioneering to end up in a variety of models underpinned by the same powertrain. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever BMW’s late June showed off its latest EV test mule, “Lucy,” a battery-driven prototype built out of a standard 5 Series and offering more horsepower and torque than anything the German automaker’s ever built before.While the exterior looks like a standard 5 Series, somehow BMW managed to tuck a few electric motors and all the supplementary batteries and wires under the body, a seriously impressive feat.Three motors power the vehicle, like in a Tesla Model S, with two for the rear wheels; and one in the front to provide all-wheel-drive. The two motors in the rear allow for active torque-vectoring, improving cornering ability. Trending in Canada Together Lucy’s motors make a ridiculous 711 horsepower, which is 111 more than the current BMW M5 and its twin-turbo V8. Project BEV also trumps it on torque, with some 848 lb.-ft. on tap. All that stomp helps the sedan rocket to 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds, and in total silence.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW’s electric 5 Series prototype ‘Lucy’ Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 BMW’s electric 5 Series prototype ‘Lucy’ Graeme Fletcher / Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos Project BEV also uses no rare earth metals in its motors, and BMW says the upcoming iX3 will similarly keep the rare metals in the earth. RELATED TAGSBMWLuxuryElectric CarsLuxury CarsElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles ‹ Previous Next ›
Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Vodafone today announced a reorganisation of its European leadership structure, including the departure of chief executive for the region, Philipp Humm (pictured).The move follows ongoing speculation that Vodafone’s European operations could be broken up if a deal emerges with US cable operator Liberty Global.As part of the changes, chief executives of Vodafone’s four largest European markets – Hannes Ametsreiter in Germany, Aldo Bisio in Italy, Jeroen Hoencamp in the UK and Antonio Coimbra in Spain – will become members of the group’s executive committee and report directly to group CEO Vittorio Colao, effective from 1 October.Rob Shuter, chief executive of Vodafone Netherlands, completes the line-up and will assume additional leadership responsibilities for Vodafone’s smaller markets.“These changes will simplify and streamline the management of our largest European markets and accelerate our strategic plans in those countries,” said Colao in a statement.The re-jig seemingly leaves no room for Humm, who will leave the company “later in the year to continue his CEO career outside Vodafone”.Colao thanked Humm for his “significant contribution to Vodafone”, and pointed to his integral role in “the recovery of our European businesses “ through acquiring and integrating Ono in Spain, Kabel Deutschland in Germany and Cable & Wireless in the UK.“I fully understand his desire to pursue his career ambitions outside Vodafone in light of the new organisation and wish him all the best for the future,” added Colao.Vodafone confirmed there will be no changes to the leadership structure for the group’s operations in Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Related Tags Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 JUL 2015 Operators back Qualcomm role in open RAN path Previous ArticleQualcomm may break up, prepares to lay off thousands of employees — reportsNext Article4G drives 43% profit growth for ZTE Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Home Vodafone reshuffles European leadership team Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more EuropeHummVodafone Kavit Majithia
The ‘Coronavirus’ pandemic has been the greatest equaliser of recent times. It has not discriminated between any of the barriers that human beings have created. It has made the high and mighty to come down from their imaginary throne and seek shelter like ordinary people. Each and every one who values life has, even if it is grudgingly, put himself under house arrest! I am looking at the street from my window at 7 pm and there are no cars racing, no horns blaring, no quarrelling over space to walk or park. Barring a few cars parked on the sides of the street, no vehicles are in sight. There are no maids, delivery boys, vendors anywhere in sight. All religions and religious leaders have been awakened to the humbling effect of the ‘Coronavirus’. Of the many calamities and disasters that man has experienced in the past century, none have been as global and all encompassing as this one. No nation has been spared, however developed or developing! None of the Superpowers were able to stop the ‘Coronavirus’ virus from entering their country! The virus has spread from country to country by tourists and travellers unknowingly and unintentionally but the ‘Coronavirus’ has become an international pandemic.People are dying in thousands in many countries owing to the virus. Every nation and every government is dealing with this calamity on a war footing. Closer home, the lockdown imposed by the government is an extremely valid step taken for containing the spread of the disease. Here, the ‘Coronavirus’ had exposed the so-called educated amongst us. These people walk on empty streets during a curfew to enjoy the fresh and pollution free air exposing themselves to the ‘Coronavirus’ virus that is also enjoying the fresh air! Since there is nothing better to do with life currently, they think they will gamble their life with the virus! The ‘Coronavirus’ has also exposed the self proclaimed evangelists who are constantly spreading second hand knowledge of things they might not know and have not bothered to verify. And with the social media at their fingertips, all kinds of tips keep flying off their keyboards, verification to be done by the recipient.Here and now, man has made to bow down to Nature, humbled by the quickness and grip with which the ‘Coronavirus’ virus has spread across the globe. This isn’t a disaster where one can expect relief and help to come from somewhere else, since there is nowhere else that has escaped the virus. With man constantly exploiting Nature and its resources, encroaching on the habitats of other organisms for his own space isn’t enough for him, he has himself brought this pandemic on him. There are millions of microorganisms in Nature that man isn’t even aware of and the more he pushes his luck, the more he is going to invite disaster. A teeny tiny microorganism invisible to the naked eye has the mighty man dancing to its tune. Nature is trying to knock sense into man – here is his chance to accept that Nature fuels his self and it’s time to judiciously use the intelligence endowed to him by Her. The ‘Coronavirus’ pandemic is an eye opener to the priorities in life. This is the time to sit calmly at home and enjoy the privilege of being alive.
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