General Motors execs say Chevrolet Bolt electric cars range could surpass 200

WARREN, Mich. – General Motors’ entry into the long-range electric vehicle market should be able to go more than 200 miles on a single charge, company officials said Tuesday.The company also plans to market the Chevrolet Bolt, a small hatchback car due out late next year, as a crossover SUV as it tries to take advantage of the global thirst for SUVs.The comments were made at an event at GM’s technical centre north of Detroit announcing joint development efforts with LG Electronics of Korea to design the Bolt’s electric motor, heating and air conditioning system, infotainment screen and other components. LG Chem already has worked with GM on the battery design.GM’s 200-mile range estimate for the Bolt is a bit conservative, product development chief Mark Reuss told reporters, without giving a number.GM unveiled the Bolt early this year as it tries to compete with Tesla Motors and other automakers that are working on long-range electrics. Many industry watchers see the 200-mile range as making battery-powered cars more appealing to the masses.Reuss said the partnership with LG Chem and LG electronics enabled GM to overcome range, price and utility limitations that have hampered mainstream electric car sales in the past. The Bolt will cost under $30,000 including a $7,500 federal electric car tax credit. At that price, the car would be in the range of Tesla’s planned Model III, which also would go about 200 miles per charge. The car is due out in 2017.Currently Tesla’s Model S sedan can go up to 270 miles per charge, but it starts at more than $70,000.Pam Fletcher, GM’s executive chief engineer for electric vehicles, said the company will try to get the Bolt classified as an SUV because it has the “spaciousness and utility” of a larger vehicle. FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric concept vehicle is unveiled during the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. General Motors’ entry into the long-range electric vehicle market should be able to go more than 200 miles on a single charge, company officials said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. The company also plans to market the Chevrolet Bolt, a small hatchback car due out late next year, as a crossover SUV as it tries to take advantage of the global thirst for SUVs. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File) by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press Posted Oct 20, 2015 1:28 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email General Motors execs say Chevrolet Bolt electric car’s range could surpass 200 miles read more

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Man left with life threatening injuries after acid attack says he believes

first_imgMr Muhktar said the attack was “definitely a hate crime”, saying “I believe it’s something to do with Islamophobia”. He told Channel 4 News: “Maybe he’s got it in for us because of all the things that have been going on. John Tomlin, who police are looking for after two people suffered serious burns in an acid attack The public have been warned not to approach John Tomlin, 24, who is being sought after the pair were struck with a corrosive substance as they sat in a car at traffic lights.Scotland Yard said Tomlin, who has distinctive tear drop and dagger face tattoos, is around six feet tall and is known to frequent the Canning Town area of the East End.The attack in Beckton in east London on June 21, Miss Khan’s 21st birthday, left her and her 37-year-old cousin with serious burns to their faces and upper bodies and requiring hospital treatment.Miss Khan has also suffered damage to her left eye and Mr Muhktar was temporarily placed in a coma. Scotland Yard said Tomlin, who has distinctive tear drop and dagger face tattoos, is around six feet tall and is known to frequent the Canning Town area of the East End.Detective Superintendent Neil Matthews said: “I would like to reassure the public that our continued focus remains on finding the person responsible for this horrendous act of violence.”We will continue to progress these inquiries as quickly as humanly possible and fully understand concerns that they should be brought to justice quickly.”This male should not be approached; instead members of the public should dial 999 if seen.”The attack happened at 9.15am in Tollgate Road and the car drove off before colliding with a fence, police said.Later that day officers including the Metropolitan Police’s territorial support group raided a building in the East End, but no arrests have been made. Resham Khan Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. John Tomlin, who police are looking for after two people suffered serious burns in an acid attackCredit:PAcenter_img Resham Khan before and after the attack Resham Khan before and after the attack A man left with life threatening injuries following an acid attack said he believes it was a racially motivated assault.Police are hunting a man wanted over the “horrendous” acid attack that left Jameel Muhktar and his cousin Resham Khan with “life-changing” facial burns. Resham Khan after the attack “I haven’t done anything to anybody, we’re not terrorists.”It was excruciating pain, I was screaming like a baby.”last_img read more

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