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Volkswagen plans to launch first all-electric car in CHINA next year

SHANGHAI – Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest automaker, plans to launch its first pure-electric car in China next year as Beijing steps up pressure on the industry to promote alternatives to gasoline.

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PLUG IN AT THE ISLAND HOUSE THIS EARTH DAY

Earth Day 2017 will be celebrated at The Island House on Saturday from 10am until 12.30pm with a series of informative talks on how to live a more environmentally conscious life in The Bahamas.

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Hybrid police car: ‘Catches bad guys, saves gas too’

The next time the cops chase you down for speeding, they could be driving a fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid.

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Pope Francis, who has called for action to stop climate change, is now the owner of a Nissan Leaf electric car. The vehicle was a gift from German investor Jochen Wermuth in February.

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Bahamas Power and Light goes green with electric vehicles

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has become the latest organisation in the country to acquire electric vehicles (EVs) for their company fleet.

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AUTO SHOW GETS INTO GEAR WITH ELECTRIC VEHICLES

South Korea’s largest auto show provides a look at the future of Asian premium cars and electric vehicles, as well as efforts by Asian auto and tech companies to catch up in the field of autonomous driving.

London plans vehicle emissions fee to fight air pollution

The mayor of London says drivers of the most polluting cars will have to pay a 12.50 pound ($15.55) charge to drive in the city in a bid to improve air quality.

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All electric Nissan Leaf and solar vehicle star at St John’s fair

EASY Car Sales, the only provider of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the Bahamas, featured the solar-ready, 100 per cent electric Nissan Leaf car at St John’s College Mardi Gras Fair.

Electric Vehicle: Q and A

Q: What is an EV? An EV is an electric vehicle. It does not require any gasoline and is propelled by an electric motor using energy from the electricity grid or from solar, stored in rechargeable batteries.

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Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

The World Video Game Hall of Fame’s 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic “Donkey Kong” that launched Mario’s plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit “Wii Sports,” that made gamers out of grandparents.

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• The benefit of using video referees during soccer games was highlighted Tuesday when Spain rightly profited from two decisions made away from the field of play to beat France 2-0 in an international friendly in Paris.

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Samsung’s fire-prone Note 7 phone may return after recalls

Samsung’s fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 phone might come back as refurbished or rental phones.

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Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera “do the talking” as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.

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Hack IT summer camp to host budding tech entrepreneurs

APPLICATIONS are being accepted for Hack IT Bahamas 2017, a six-day summer camp focusing on technology entrepreneurship scheduled for July 24 to 29 at St Andrew’s School in eastern New Providence.

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• Computer chip maker Intel paid handsomely for a piece of the next big thing Monday as it offered more than $15 billion for Mobileye, an Israeli company at the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology.

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