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Free parking for electric cars and VAT cut considered to drive up sale of green vehicles

Free parking and a VAT cut on electric cars are being considered by ministers in efforts to outlaw the sale of new combustion engine vehicles within ten years.

According to a report commissioned by the Department for Transport, a series of “upfront incentives” were required to boost the number of electric vehicles being sold.

Additional financial support to buy a battery-powered car was “one of the most effective and popular levers” which could be introduced by the Government, the report found.

Cutting the VAT rate for electric cars and penalising those who buy petrol or diesel models could also be a popular move to drive change.

Other incentives, including the free use of public car parking spaces, were said to potentially offer a “positive impact” in the short to medium term – and some councils already offer either free or cheaper parking for

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FIA won’t stop ‘free’ 2021 F1 upgrades for Racing Point and AlphaTauri



FIA won't stop 'free' Racing Point, AlphaTauri upgrades


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FIA won’t stop ‘free’ Racing Point, AlphaTauri upgrades

The FIA has told teams that it won’t drop the new rule that will allow Racing Point and AlphaTauri to get ‘free’ upgrades for the 2021 Formula 1 season.

The rule specifies that teams currently using 2019 unlisted customer parts can upgrade them to 2020 spec for next year, without deploying the tokens that have been introduced to rein in development.

Racing Point and AlphaTauri are the two teams that will benefit from the rule, as they are now using 2019 parts, such as suspension elements, provided by their respective partner teams, Mercedes and Red Bull. Ferrari customer Haas already uses the same 2020 parts as the works team and thus will not benefit.

A late addition to the 2021 FIA technical regulations, Article 22.8.5.b, states: “In the event the customer competitor has used for that TRC-H [transferable component]

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FIA won’t stop ‘free’ 2021 F1 upgrades for Racing Point and AlphaTauri – F1

The FIA has told teams that it won’t drop the new rule that will allow Racing Point and AlphaTauri to get ‘free’ upgrades for the 2021 Formula 1 season.

The rule specifies that teams currently using 2019 unlisted customer parts can upgrade them to 2020 spec for next year, without deploying the tokens that have been introduced to rein in development.

Racing Point and AlphaTauri are the two teams that will benefit from the rule, as they are now using 2019 parts, such as suspension elements, provided by their respective partner teams, Mercedes and Red Bull. Ferrari customer Haas already uses the same 2020 parts as the works team and thus will not benefit.

A late addition to the 2021 FIA technical regulations, Article 22.8.5.b, states: “In the event the customer competitor has used for that TRC-H [transferable component] or FSC-H [free supply component] the 2019 specification of the supplying

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Loophole over free 2021 updates “not logical”, says McLaren F1 boss Seidl – F1

McLaren Formula 1 chief Andreas Seidl has criticised the decision to let rival teams take a token-free update for their 2021 cars thanks to a loophole in the regulations.

All 10 F1 teams will continue to race with their 2020 cars next year as part of the agreements to protect the sport and cut costs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teams are permitted to spend two development tokens for updates on their car between seasons, and were required to inform the FIA of where they would be used last Wednesday.

But it emerged over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend that the wording of the regulations means customer teams that receive year-old parts from a larger outfit can take some updates for free.

The rule applies closest to Racing Point and AlphaTauri, who received listed parts from Mercedes and Red Bull respectively.

In the case of Racing Point, the

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BTCC Brands Hatch: Hill stuns in free practice with Blundell Honda – BTCC

Mark Blundell Motorsport Honda driver Jake Hill set a stunning lap to top free practice for the second round of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.

Local driver Hill had a nightmare opening round at Donington Park, where he suffered a double engine failure, so arrived at his home circuit carrying no success ballast on his old-spec FK2 Civic Type R.

Hill put the AmD-run machine top of the opening session by 0.139 seconds from the latest FK8-model BTC Racing Honda of Tom Chilton, then blitzed the second period to go 0.463s clear of the Team Dynamics-run works Civic of Dan Cammish.

“Free practice one went completely to plan,” Hill told Autosport.

“The engine is a lot better – Swindon [supplier of the TOCA spec powerplant] are doing their best to make sure we don’t have the same issues as we had at Donington, and it performs as

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Hill stuns in free practice with Blundell Honda

Mark Blundell Motorsport Honda driver Jake Hill set a stunning lap to top free practice for the second round of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.

Local driver Hill had a nightmare opening round at Donington Park, where he suffered a double engine failure, so arrived at his home circuit carrying no success ballast on his old-spec FK2 Civic Type R.

Hill put the AmD-run machine top of the opening session by 0.139 seconds from the latest FK8-model BTC Racing Honda of Tom Chilton, then blitzed the second period to go 0.463s clear of the Team Dynamics-run works Civic of Dan Cammish.

“Free practice one went completely to plan,” Hill told Autosport.

“The engine is a lot better – Swindon [supplier of the TOCA spec powerplant] are doing their best to make sure we don’t have the same issues as we had at Donington, and it performs as

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Loophole allows Racing Point, AlphaTauri to claim ‘free’ ’21 updates – F1

A potential loophole in the FIA’s new development token system will allow Racing Point and AlphaTauri to make significant upgrades to their Formula 1 cars without deploying tokens.

The loophole slipped through when the teams voted on a large package of measures to deal with the post-COVID-19 world, including the lower cost cap.

As part of the new freeze on homologated components that runs to the end of the 2021 season each team has been handed two tokens to deploy on an area of the car of their choice.

The teams have to notify the FIA next Wednesday of how they want to use their tokens, and must submit full details of the upgrade plans at a later date.

If a customer team takes a part that its supplying team has deployed tokens on to upgrade it, the customer also has to give up its tokens in order to be

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Toronto’s Michael Majeed talks electric cars, why a wave is still coming : Augusta Free Press

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It was bound to happen sooner or later.

The days of gasoline-powered engines appear to be waning a bit as more and more consumers are switching to cars fueled by alternative energy sources. Even the word fuel appears to be a misnomer in some places these days. More and more, people are buying hybrid cars and vehicles powered completely by electricity.

This is a trend that’s expected to continue according to BloombergNEF’s 2019 Electrical Vehicle Outlook.

The report, described on the company’s website as its “annual

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Free GRID Autosport Updates Will Add Multiplayer And Labo Support On Switch

Update #2 [Thu 23rd Jul, 2020 13:20 BST]: The much-anticipated online multiplayer update for GRID Autosport releases next Thursday, July 30th. This update also brings with it support for Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit, the HORI Pro Deluxe wheel and the HORI Pro Mini wheel.


Update #1 [Mon 16th Dec, 2019 09:30 GMT]: Just as a quick reminder, the first part of this promised multiplayer update is now live! Make sure to jump back into the game to enjoy split-screen and local wireless. More details below.

Also, a press release sent out today has revealed that next year’s update will also add Nintendo Labo wheel support.


Original Article [Tue 10th Dec, 2019 13:30 GMT]: Two important updates are on the way for fans of GRID Autosport on Nintendo Switch, bringing some very welcome multiplayer-focused additions.

The first, arriving at the start of next week, is set to introduce two-player

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Transportation system – definition of transportation system by The Free Dictionary

According to report published by Grand View Research, The global Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) market was valued at USD 25.58 billion in 2018 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 10.5% over the forecast period.
Global Banking News-August 5, 2019-SCM Crude LLC reports binding open season for planned Delaware Basin crude oil gathering and transportation system
The state government is exploring the option of employing the latest train technology from China as a solution for greater Kuching urban transportation system, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said here today.
Summary: Intelligent transportation system has panned out to be an ideal system for solving a range of problems which road traffic combats through the exchange between people, roads and automobiles
Traveling via the Integrated Transportation System (IDS) scheme in and around Bratislava has become cheaper from July 1.
ISLAMABAD — Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA) Jawwad Rafique Malik
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