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Millions of people with Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan or Proline tumble dryers manufactured by Whirlpool have been told to unplug them immediately - because they could explode. Whirlpool has admitted that all affected models, including Hotpoint and Indesit dryers - should be taken out of service until they can be repaired. It comes after calls for Whirlpool to take responsibility for 5.3 million dangerous machines sold over a decade and linked to hundreds of fires. Campaigners are now...
Auto Express
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0 TDI 190 diesel, to see if it delivers in reality. Image 2 of 18 Image 2 of 18 Whereas the original A5 Cabriolet was actually a significant design step for Audi, the new model is more about small styling refinements. The chunkier grille, stretched-back headlamps and wealth of body creases add some extra presence, but the basic shape is entirely familiar. That’s no bad thing, of course – it’s still a good-looking convertible, but the old A5 didnt have to compete with such svelte models as the latest Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet . • Best convertible cars on sale The interior moves the game on in a much more obvious way. The dash is the same superbly built and cleanly laid-out affair as the hard-top A5’s, with, of course, the stunning Virtual Cockpit contrasting with the awkward-looking centre console screen. It remains the best cabin in this class in terms of usability and quality, however.
Autocar
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The Focus programme’s similarity to the Fiesta’s evolution is no surprise since the project is now under the management of Ford’s small-car guru, Darren Palmer, whose team recently delivered the Fiesta, the Ka+ and a dramatically improved Ecosport B-segment SUV. The new Focus is unlikely to grow in length or width, but is tipped to have about 50mm more wheelbase to match its rivals for rear legroom. It will also deliver weight savings around 50kg, model for model, though precise figures are still being calculated. Efficiency will be high on the agenda: Ford will undoubtedly improve on the current car’s aerodynamics. It will also launch a new all-electric as one of one of a dozen electric cars promised last year by European chief Farley. The company has also been experimenting with hybrid models, already successful in its US line-up, though there are no sure signs yet of a four generation Focus hybrid.
The Iran Project
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EVO
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‘It’s pretty clear that by 2020 at least half the models on sale will be electrified in some form or other,’ Garrett continues. ‘A recent study suggested that by 2030 there will be less than ten per cent diesel sold across Europe, which given we’re at 52, 53 per cent today is a massive shift.’ The risk is that this rapid move to electrification can’t happen without sound analysis and evidence. Dieselgate could impact on this, as governments and consumers want swift resolutions. Image 5 of 20 Image 5 of 20 ‘We’re in the situation we’re in today because we havent understood exactly what the impacts were likely to be in the past,’ says Garrett. ‘We’ve had relatively weak regulation but with over-optimistic assumptions on the impact that will have on the environment. We as an engineering community need to provide better analysis to the policymakers in order to make those future regulations more sensible and deliver what’s required.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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MANUFACTURER Whirlpool have told customers with faulty tumble dryers to unplug them immediately after previously saying they were safe to use as long as they were attended. The electrical giant caved in to pressure and admitted all affected models including Hotpoint and Indesit dryers should be taken out of service until they can be repaired. It comes after the Mirror led calls for Whirlpool to take responsibility for 5.3 million dangerous machines sold over a decade and linked to hundreds...
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Phys.Org
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Tesla reported on Wednesday that it slipped back into the red in the recently ended quarter while revenue revved, with orders for some of electric car models hitting record highs.
Top Speed
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We shall be supported in this by our new Editions, which we are presenting at the Geneva Motor Show. So we can now offer our customers an even wider choice of individual performance models.” The AMG C63 Ocean Blue Edition joins the AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 and C43 Night edition models as part of the 50-year celebration. Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition.
Top Speed
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Needless to say, Ferrari has been doing pretty well lately. It has a solid lineup consisting of four distinct models, its racing program is still winning races, its finally using turbocharged engines, and its doing a great job at keeping the naturally aspirated V-12 alive. But thats not to say there isnt room for improvement. For starters, I think that Maranellos designs arent as exciting as they used to be. But this is another story for another time. My main rant with Ferrari is the way its been naming its cars. Granted, Ferrari was never very creative with car names, having used numerals based on displacement and number of cylinders almost exclusively. On the other hand, its responsible for the iconic "GTO" badge, as well as names like Daytona and California, both pretty cool in my opinion.
Autocar
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The first images of the Range Rover Velar have been revealed, but why is it necessary? To understand why the Range Rover model line-up needs the upcoming Velar, you need only consider the size of the price gap that exists between the Evoque (typical price £40,000) and Range Rover Sport (typical price £80,000). In marketing terms, you’re looking at a gap large enough to drive a truck through — but instead, it's JLR’s opposition that has been doing the driving. Models such as the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE are doing great business in a reasonably high-numbers market where people also spend a lot of money on extras. If Land Rover is to fulfil its mission to be the world’s top luxury SUV specialist, it must surely plug the gaps more generalist rivals have identified — and do it with designs that save it from accusations of a ‘Russian dollstyling approach.
South China Morning Post
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It was like looking through the giant windows of a futuristic palm house into a wondrous botanical world, with animals and flowers printed, woven, embroidered or knitted and worn in eclectic combinations by willowy models.Alessandro Michele indulged his love for flora and fauna, which included his signature bee on leather bags and biker jackets. Gucci to have single catwalk show for menswear and womenswear; timing still an issue It was a new season, a new venue and a new format for Gucci, which...
The Week
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Amazon and Uber make 'gig economy' confession Amazon, Deliveroo and Uber have admitted their business models would remain viable without 'gig economy' workers. Senior executives of the trio, and the delivery company Hermes, told MPs that they would continue in business even if they were no longer allowed to rely on self-employed workers who do not receive sick pay, pensions or a guaranteed minimum wage. Lloyds shares rise after profits double Lloyds shares climbed to their highest since the Brexit referendum as the banking group reported a more than doubling of statutory profits and promised to hand back £2.2bn to shareholders. Michelle McGrade of TD Direct Investing led the delighted charge of analysts, saying that Lloyds was becoming "a lean, mean dividend-making machine for years to come". Staff and management bonuses were increased by 11% to £393m.
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It will need to. Tesla has promised to be producing a total of half a million cars a year by next year. In 2016, it delivered this many of its existing two luxury models - just over 76,000 - less than the 80-90,000 it promised. So it's still a small scale operator. But judging by the share price - investors have high hopes it could become the next Ford or General Motors.
BBC News 24
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Let's show you why. It's all about this - the Model 3. At $35,000, it's half the price of existing Tesla models - and is aimed at the mass market. In a letter to shareholders, Tesla says it's on schedule to start production in July. So not that far off.
ITV
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The specific models are on your website. Whirlpool says their modification programme remains the most effective way of resolving this issue and will continue to provide consumers with a free of charge modification as quickly as possible.
ITV
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What we do not want is parents taking their kids to school, leaving the tumble dryer on and potentially there could be a fire. What we are asking for is people to check their tumble dryer. We are looking at models made by Creda, have one of those models, unplug the machine and contact Whirlpool for a replacement.
BBC News 24
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In 2016 it delivered this many of its existing two luxury models, just over 76,000, less than the 80-90,000 it promised. So it's still a small-scale operator. But judging by the share price investors have high hopes it could become the next Ford or General Motors. Tesla shares have soared around 50% since the beginning of December, hiving it a stock market value of $44 billion.
BBC News 24
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At $35,000, it's half the price of existing Tesla models and is aimed at the mass market. In a letter to shareholders Tesla says it's on schedule to start production in July. It will need to. Tesla has promised to be producing a total of 500,000 cars a year by next year.
BBC News 24
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It will need to, because Tesla has promised to be producing a total of 500,000 cars a year by next year. These are big ambitions. In 2016 it delivered this many. Just over 76,000, that is less than the 80,000 - 90,000 it promised, under its existing models.
BBC News 24
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Let's show you why. It is all about this. This is the model three. At $35,000 it is half the price of existing Tesla models and is aimed at the mass market. In a letter to shareholders, Tesla says it is on schedule to produce these, to begin production in July.
Autocar
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Volvo V90 Hot versions of the S90 and V90 will turn to hybrid power and are due to launch in 2018 New Volvo S90 and V90 Polestar models wont launch until at least 2018 but will use high-performance hybrid power as the Swedish firm seeks to further differentiate itself from German rivals. The decision to launch with hybrid power is motivated by Volvo’s desire to be perceived differently from the likes of Audi ’s RS, BMW ’s M and Mercedes-AMG . However, company bosses have indicated that developing electrified performance cars will take time, pointing to a 2018 launch. At last month’s Detroit motor show Lex Kerssemakers, president of Volvo America, said the new-look Polestar wont launch for around two years, but added: “There’s a plan, but nothing to talk about. We will talk soon, but we’re still working on it internally.” Volvo UK’s managing director, Jon Wakefield, declined to reveal specifics, but said: “Polestar is going to come out with something very exciting and a little bit different.