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Electric vehicles are a hit with mall crowds

ELECTRIC vehicles returned to the Mall at Marathon for Father’s Day and once again proved to be a big hit with the crowds.

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BYD CELEBRATES ONE MILLIONTH EV PRODUCTION WITH CUSTOMER REBATES

THIS week marks a milestone in electric mobility around the world. BYD produced their one millionth new energy passenger car, which rolled off the production line in Shenzhen, China, on May 19th. To celebrate this historic moment, Easy Car Sales, the local distributor and warranty centre for BYD in The Bahamas, is offering factory rebates to EV buyers through the end of May.

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NAGB INSTALLS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION

THE National Art Gallery of The Bahamas just put themselves on the map – of free charging stations now available to electric vehicle drivers, that is!

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In the driving seat at electric car show

BAHAMIANS of all ages fell in love with electric vehicles over the Valentine’s Day weekend.

In Nevada desert, a technology firm aims to be a government

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In the Nevada desert, a cryptocurrency magnate hopes to turn dreams of a futuristic “smart city” into reality. To do that, he’s asking the state to let companies like his form local governments on land they own, which would grant them power over everything from schools to law enforcement.

FIVE CES TECH SHOW TRENDS TO WATCH

CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year — less Vegas glitz, more internet efficiency. With no physical conference in Las Vegas due to the pandemic, 1,800 companies are instead taking to streaming video to show off new products and technology to 150,000 attendees across the globe.

FIVE CES TECH SHOW TRENDS TO WATCH

CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year — less Vegas glitz, more internet efficiency. With no physical conference in Las Vegas due to the pandemic, 1,800 companies are instead taking to streaming video to show off new products and technology to 150,000 attendees across the globe.

French wine, vines are headed home after year in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station bid adieu Tuesday to 12 bottles of French Bordeaux wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines that spent a year orbiting the world in the name of science.

GM charges up new unit to sell electric delivery vans, gear

DETROIT (AP) — The market for battery-powered delivery vehicles and equipment has so much potential that General Motors is forming a new business unit to serve it, a move that lifted the automaker’s stock to a multiyear high.

Tech winners and losers of 2020

We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. In many ways, 2020’s pandemic-induced isolation threw our dependence on technology into overdrive, snipping away at our real-life connections while bringing digital relationships to the fore.

Colorado officials approve company’s plan for electric cars

DENVER (AP) — Colorado utility regulators have voted to support Xcel Energy’s plan to invest more in electric-powered transportation. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission’s decision last Wednesday voted to support the company’s proposal to spend $102 million over three years to build charging stations, help convert state-owned vehicles into electric cars and incentivise homeowners to install car-charging equipment.

‘LOST CONNECTION’ HAMPERS VIRGIN GALACTIC’S TEST FLIGHT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic test flight Saturday ended prematurely as the spacecraft’s rocket motor failed to ignite and it then glided down safely to its landing site in southern New Mexico.

AMAZON’S ZOOX UNVEILS AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC VEHICLE

AN AUTONOMOUS vehicle company acquired this year by Amazon has unveiled a four-person “robo-taxi,” a compact, multidirectional vehicle designed for dense, urban environments.

JAPAN’S SPACE AGENCY FINDS AMPLE SOIL, GAS FROM ASTEROID

TOKYO (AP) — Officials from Japan’s space agency said Tuesday they have found more than the anticipated amount of soil and gases inside a small capsule the country’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft brought back from a distant asteroid this month, a mission they praised as a milestone in planetary research.

Apple unveils first Macs built to run more like iPhones

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple is rolling out new Mac computers powered by the same kind of chips that run iPhones and iPads, a move aimed at making it easier for its most popular products to work together.

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