More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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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. …

Thursday, May 1, 2014

BMW to introduce electric, hybrid i3s to Taiwan in June

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-05-01

The BMW i3. (File photo/China Times)

BMW will introduce its i3 electric car to the Taiwanese market by the end of June, making it the first electric carmaker to sell to private car owners in the country.

Over the past three years, the Taiwanese government has been encouraging local carmakers to produce and sell electric vehicles to members of the public but while there are 11 companies producing electric vehicles today and 300 electric vehicles on the market, none are being sold to private owners due to the lack of a charging infrastructure and their relatively high price.

An anonymous carmaker said that they would not dare to sell electric vehicles to the public because they are afraid of complaints given the inconvenience of owning an electric car in Taiwan.

BMW, however, said that the i3 will be available on two platforms, including the pure electric i3 and the hybrid i3. The electric i3 will be sold at a price of between NT$2.4-$2.5 million (US$80,000-$83,000) while the hybrid i3 will sell for NT$2.9 million (US$96,000). BMW is expecting that 70% of the sales for the i3 will be the electric version.

BMW said equipment to recharge the battery will be installed at any designated location at the owner's request, while "i3-only parking spaces" for recharging the batteries will be established at all BMW's maintenance outlets across the nation.

In addition to the i3, BMW said that preorders for its i8, an electric sports car, have begun to be accepted with a minimum down payment of NT$1 million (US$33,000), while the sports car is being sold for NT$10 million (US$333,300). BMW said that they have received more preorders for the i8 than for the i3.

The company said that the cost of owning an electric car remains high so it is easier for them to target wealthier customers who don't mind trying new things.

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