More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal
Volkswagen has admitted it installed illegal software into 11 million 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel engines worldwide (AFP Photo/Josh Edelson)

Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission
Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

QZ8501 (AirAsia)

Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Geely hits out at protectionism in China's electric car market

Want China Times, Kung Chun-jung and Staff Reporter 2014-03-01

Workers assemble electric cars at a Shandong Weidong New Energy
 Automobile factory in Zouping, Shandong province, Oct. 27, 2013.

Amid the investment craze for new-energy cars in China, Li Shufu, chairman of China's Geely, the parent firm of Volvo, recently criticized the Chinese government's protectionist policies, saying that they will block the emergence of international-class electric car brands like Tesla in the nation.

The electric-car craze has been fueled by the recent news of Tesla's turnaround as the company is now turning a profit, according to Chinese-language Shanghai Securities News.

Li said that under the current policy, companies like Tesla cannot undertake research and development, design, production or sell cars in China as they lack a producer license. He urged the government to lift the ceiling of shareholding owned by foreign partners in joint ventures, now set at 50%, allowing for more competition which would benefit the industry.

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers opposed this proposal, however.

The nation's electric-car market has also been stimulated by the chronic smog problem that has plagued China's major cities. The government hopes to have 500,000 hybrid and pure electric cars hit the nation's roads by 2015 and increase to 5 million by 2020, compared with sales of 17,600 electric cars last year and the less than 50,000 electric cars currently on the road.

According to Tencent's finance news webportal, Volkswagen plans to start manufacturing electric cars in China in 2016 and will turn out 10 models by 2020. Toyota, the world's largest automaker, is scheduled to start production of hybrid cars in China in 2015, while Honda will begin to produce hybrid cars in partnership with Dongfeng Motor and Guangzhou Automobile in 2016.

Automakers are scrambling to get a foothold in the market, attracted by the huge potential, as the annual demand will hit 2 million cars, so long as existing auto demand, at 20 million units a year, translates to demand for electric models.

Government incentives, meant to lower electric-car prices to an affordable level, will be key for the achievement of this goal, otherwise, electric cars will continue to be a luxury in China.

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