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Ex-NADDC Director Slams Critic of Nigeria’s Automotive Policy

…Says the Policy has not Raised Tariff on Imported Used Vehicles … Proffers Solution to Importation of Accident vehicles Former Director of Strategy and Policy, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Luqman Mamudu has described the recent statement credited to Managing Director of PTML Terminal, Mr. Ascanio Russo, criticising the Nigerian Auto policy as having no base. Recently, ...

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Over 400 Historic Racing Cars Rev Up For Donington Historic Festival

… Austin-Healey, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Jaguar, Others Take To the Track In just two weeks’ time the air round Donington Park will reverberate to the glorious sound of historic race car engines as more than 400 world-class competition cars dating from the 1920s to the early 2000s battle it out at the Donington Historic Festival. The all-access paddock will be scented ...

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Jaguar I-PACE e Trophy Race car to Electrify Berlin

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race car will make its global public debut on the streets of Berlin ahead of the ABB FIA Formula E-Prix, as Jaguar leads the charge in the future of battery electric vehicles. Following the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE in March, Jaguar Racing will mark this historic moment for the new international production based electric vehicle ...

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1000 Miles/Hour Supersonic Car to Feature at London Motor Show

The British supersonic land vehicle BLOODHOUND SSC will take centre stage on the ‘Built In Britain’ feature at The Confused.com London Motor Show before it goes for its first record-breaking attempt later this year. Current land speed record holder and former Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green will get behind the wheel of the jet-powered machine as it takes to ...

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PTML Terminal Scores Nigeria’s Auto Policy Low

…Says 50% of Vehicles Imported to Nigeria are Still Smuggled The Federal government’s automotive policy has received a hard knock, as Managing Director of PTML Terminal, Mr. Ascanio Russo, said the policy had contributed nothing to the nation’s economy since established four years ago. Speaking while receiving the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello, who visited his ...

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Self-Driving Car That Can ‘See’ Around Corners

Jaguar Land Rover is leading a £4.7 million (approximately R79 million) project to develop self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind junctions and through obstacles. Britain’s biggest carmaker is leading a project called AutopleX to combine connected, automated and live mapping tech so more information is provided earlier to the self-driving car. This enables automated cars to communicate with all ...

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Hyundai World Football Heritage’ Contest Gives Football Fans Chance to Attend 2018 FIFA World Cup Final

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker & No.1 selling Korean Automobiles in the World and proud Official Partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, is pleased to announce the launch of the “Hyundai World Football Heritage” contest in the lead up to world’s most prestigious football event. Legendary football stars Thierry Henry, Lukas Podolski and Cafu also took ...

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 “Why Africans May not Enjoy Electric Vehicle Technology Soon” – by Polish Explorer, Fieldler

ROTIMI ASHER Inadequate infrastructure has been described as a major factor hindering the use of electric vehicles in Nigeria and rest of Africa. A renowned Polish explorer, Arkady Pawel Fieldler, who inaugurated the first ever electric vehicle (EV) expedition with the world’s most popular electric vehicle, Nissan LEAF made this submission recently, when he arrived Nigeria on his way to ...

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Apapa Traffic: Lagos Takes Over 3000-Capacity Truck Terminal

…As Ambode Unveils Plans to Fix Alternative Roads Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said that the State Government would immediately take over the ABAT Truck Terminal Orile-Iganmu and commence immediate repairs on the terminal as part of efforts to permanently address the perennial traffic in Apapa axis majorly caused by breakdown of operations at the ports. Governor ...

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