Future cars BMW to source battery cells produced using renewable energy

FILE PHOTO: A logo of BMW is seen outside a BMW car dealer, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Brussels, Belgium May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Yves HermanFRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) on Tuesday said its electric cars will use battery cells produced using renewable energy, a step which will compel the biggest suppliers…

Future cars FEATURE-Pakistan launches electric vehicle plan with cars in slow lane

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ghulam Hussain was used to zipping through the streets of Lahore with his wife and three young children perched perilously on his motorbike, whenever they visited relatives or ran errands. But now that Pakistan has launched a plan to move vehicles over to electric power, Hussain is excited about the…

Future cars From food to cars, Saudis stock up ahead of VAT hike

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – People in Saudi Arabia rushed to buy goods from imported fruit juices to cars ahead of a sharp hike in value-added tax on July 1, introduced by the oil-rich kingdom to boost state revenues amid its worst ever economic decline. Saudi women push the shopping cart outside a supermarket during shopping before…

Future cars Motor racing: Mercedes to use black cars in stand against racism

(Reuters) – Formula One champions Mercedes unveiled black-liveried cars for the 2020 season on Monday as part of a public pledge to further improve diversity within the team and the World of motorsport. Mercedes have traditionally raced in silver throughout their time in Formula One but will switch to black and have ‘End Racism’ emblazoned…

Future cars House Democrats lay out new roadmap for cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

FILE PHOTO: People hold a banner during a protest march to call for action against climate change, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Vienna, Austria, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard FoegerWASHINGTON (Reuters) – House Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a plan to cut nearly 90% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,…

Future cars Austria to support purchase of electric cars with 5,000 eur from July

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria will boost financial incentives for buying battery-powered cars and bicycles, and triple grants for charging points from July in its efforts to fight global warming, the economy minister said on Monday. Electric car buyers will get 5,000 euros ($5,640) in support from Wednesday, up from 3,000 euros, Leonore Gewessler told a…

Future cars Some Disneyland workers protest reopening plans amid pandemic

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) – Workers at California’s Disneyland Resort protested from their cars on Saturday, arguing that the Walt Disney Co has not agreed to adequate protections for employees when the destination reopens to the public amid a pandemic. Coalition of Resort Labor Unions representing Disney cast members stage a car caravan outside Disneyland California,…

Future cars Some Disneyland workers protest reopening plans amid pandemic

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) – Workers at California’s Disneyland Resort protested from their cars on Saturday, arguing that the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has not agreed to adequate protections for employees when the destination reopens to the public amid a pandemic. Coalition of Resort Labor Unions representing Disney cast members stage a car caravan outside Disneyland…

Future cars Some Disneyland workers protest reopening plans amid pandemic

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 26 (Reuters) – Workers at California’s Disneyland Resort protested from their cars on Saturday, arguing that the Walt Disney Co has not agreed to adequate protections for employees when the destination reopens to the public amid a pandemic. The company had planned to welcome guests back to Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure…