September 10, 2019

Polestar wont limit top speeds like Volvo

first_img More From Roadshow 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper 2021 Polestar 2 is Sweden’s sleek Tesla rival Volvo Share your voice “Naturally, our questions are anyway in a different realm, because with electric cars, you do not discuss high speed anymore that much. That is much more an element of the combustion-engine world. Even with Tesla, [you] have to look up the top speed. For us, it would be silly to announce it [limiting top speed], because really, it’s not a question that’s relevant to us as a brand.”Because of the way electric motors deliver power, with maximum torque output coming from zero rpm, the most sensational aspect of electric vehicle performance tends to be standing-start acceleration, like 0-to-60-mph tests. Top speeds aren’t discussed as often, in part because most EVs have single-speed transmissions that result in comparatively unspectacular velocities. Volvo has built its reputation on safety, and the company is doubling-down on that with the top-speed announcement, as well as revealing that it plans to research automatically limiting top speed in areas around schools and hospitals. While Polestar models will share much of Volvo’s safety knowhow, it will evidently not seek to wear that reputation on its sleeve. According to Ingenlath, Polestar is “a bit more expressive, a bit more daring, it’s a bit more, indeed, exclusive. Some people will like it, some people will not, and it is more driver-oriented.” 1:31 Now playing: Watch this: 50 Photos Electric Carscenter_img Volvo made waves on Monday when it announced that beginning next year, it will start phasing in a 112-mile-per-hour top speed on all of its vehicles. At the time, the Swedish automaker’s new electrified premium brand, Polestar, remained quiet on whether it plans to adopt the same policy. It will not.On Tuesday here at the Geneva Motor Show, I sat down with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath after the debut of his company’s new Polestar 2 EV. He revealed, “We obviously will not do that, and that is a nice brand differentiator [from Volvo].” He continued, “we have not the wish within Polestar to actually dictate to somewhat speed he or she should drive.” According to Ingenlath, not only would limiting the v-max of its vehicles to such a low speed be contrary to the brand’s high-performance image, he thinks the discussion itself is almost beside the point with electric cars. The Polestar 2 EV is gorgeous in Geneva 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 1 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags Comment Polestar Volvolast_img read more

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September 3, 2019 Missing Natore priest rescued in Sylhet

Missing Natore priest rescued in Sylhet

first_imgChristian priest William Walter Rosario rescued by South Surma police on Friday. Photo: Prothom AloChristian priest William Walter Rosario, who went missing on 27 November from Natore, has been rescued in Sylhet.Sylhet police said they rescued the priest at 3:00pm on Friday from Kadamtali Bus Terminal in South Surma.”He was found sitting in the terminal. He has already been sent to Dhaka. Dhaka police will inform newsmen more about his rescue,” said South Surma police station officer-in-charge Khairul Fazal.Assistant priest of Jonail Borny Church and headmaster of St Lewis High School William Walter Rosario went missing nearly five days ago.He started from his residence by a motorcycle around 5:00pm to meet his elder brother at Jonail Dharmapalli, said his family members.He remained missing ever since, they said.Rosario’s brother Premal said they suspected that he was kidnapped.last_img read more

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September 3, 2019 Russia accuses USbacked rebels of hindering Syria IS fight

Russia accuses USbacked rebels of hindering Syria IS fight

first_imgA picture taken during a press tour provided by the Russian Armed Forces on 15 September shows Russian soldiers standing guard in a central street in Syria`s eastern city of Deir Ezzor, as locals pass by. Photo: AFPRussia on Tuesday accused US-backed rebels in Syria of targeting regime forces to try to halt their advance against Islamic State jihadists around the city of Deir Ezzor.In a statement the Russian military said it had received reports from Syrian generals that regime forces that crossed the strategic Euphrates River were faced with “gunfire from the north” near Deir Ezzor.Moscow claimed that shooting came from a zone controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported by Washington.The statement also accused the rebels of opening dams on the Euphrates to stop government forces from crossing the river.“A few hours after the Syrian forces started to cross the river, the water level rose and the speed of outflow doubled,” it said.Despite this, Russia said that Syrian forces have captured some 60 square kilometres (23 square miles) of territory on the eastern side of the river after bridging it on Monday.Until Monday, Syrian troops had been fighting only west of the Euphrates, while the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces waged a rival offensive against IS east of the river.To prevent the two operations from clashing, the coalition, the SDF, Syria’s government and Russia have agreed on a “de-confliction line” in northeast Syria.That line runs from the neighbouring province of Raqa southeast along the Euphrates to Deir Ezzor.On Saturday, however, the US-led coalition backing the SDF accused Russian aviation of bombing them in the north east of Deir Ezzor, which Moscow denies.A spokesman for the US-led coalition targeting IS Colonel Ryan Dillon said he did not “know how that could be the case” that the SDF or coalition were slowing the Syrian advance.Dillon said it was “beneficial” to have all sides there, adding: “IS now has to swivel their heads to the east and to the west and to the north, because they’re being assaulted from so many different directions”.last_img
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