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Hamilton Marks 200th Race with Victory in Belgium

Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 200th Formula One race on Sunday with a pole-to-flag Belgian Grand Prix victory for Mercedes that halved Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to seven points. The Briton’s fifth success in 12 races came a day after he equaled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 pole positions. Vettel finished second for Ferrari, 2.3 seconds behind, after making a ...

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328 Cars Auctioned for $34 Million

…As 2014 Ferrari Laferrari Hammered For $3.45 Million This year’s Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey, California, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course saw 328 vehicles hammer sold Aug. 16-19 for overall sales totals of $34 million. Topping all sales were three modern supercars, all of which broke into seven-figure sale prices. The 2014 ...

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JAC Records 40% Exports Increase

Currently, facing the adverse international market situation, JAC captured the strategic opportunity of the ‘Belt and Road’, and pushed the products and markets into middle and high end level. From January to July, JAC has exported more than 40,000 units, up by 40% (14% higher than the industry growth), and ranked as NO.4 in the industry, with further improvement of ...

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Fiat Professional’s New Ducato 4×4 makes Its Debut

From 26 August to 3 September, Düsseldorf will be hosting the 2017 Caravan Salon, the world’s biggest recreational vehicle show. Once again, Fiat Professional will be very much present at this major event, playing a star role with its best seller: the Ducato, the ideal base for camper van enthusiasts, as well as undisputed leader on the European markets. It ...

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Libyan Oilfields Closed By Pipeline Shutdowns, Force Majeure

Pipeline blockades by Libyan militia brigades making economic demands have closed down three oilfields and forced state-run National Oil Corporation to declare force majeure at several sites, officials and sources said on Sunday. Six years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is caught in a power struggle among competing factions and various armed brigades, and the OPEC country’s oil ...

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Nigerian Navy Intercepts 1.1m Litres of Stolen Diesel

The Nigerian Navy has intercepted 1.1 million litres of diesel allegedly stolen from pipelines belonging to multinational oil companies in Rivers. No fewer than 13 suspects, all male of Nigerian nationality, were arrested on account of their alleged role in illegal shipment of the petroleum product to undisclosed locations in the state. Capt. Victor Choji, the Executive Officer of the ...

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UN Rates Nigeria High on Road Safety

United Nations (UN) has rated Nigeria as one of the world’s leading countries with robust road safety strategic agenda. The UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Road Safety, Mr Jean Todt, made the declaration on Thursday, during this year’s FRSC annual lecture series held at the Banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In his lecture titled, “Achieving the Goals of ...

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Nissan Celebrates 70 Years of Electric Vehicles

Exactly 70 years after the debut of its first electric vehicle (EV), Nissan’s most advanced EV ever – the Nissan BladeGlider sports car – took center stage at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The 100% electric prototype spent Goodwood festival weekend in the thick of the action, with electrifying performances on the famous Hillclimb course. The ...

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‘We’ve come a Long Way and Have a Long Way to go’ -Ford Reports Its Environmental Progress

Ford Motor Company on Friday released its 18th annual Sustainability Report, including a short film, detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future. Since 2000, Ford has published its Sustainability Report to track its comprehensive approach to managing the issues related to climate change, air quality and conservation, and identifying opportunities that ...

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