Nissan boss warns of further chip shortages

112 / News 2021
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With the emergence of the Omicron variant virus, further shortages of microchips used in car production could continue for longer than first thought. This is the stark warning from the Nissan boss, Makoto Uchida.

The CEO also added that it’s too early to say when normal deliveries will resume due to the ongoing pandemic which seems to be re-emerging worldwide. He also went on to say “we have a semiconductor shortage as an industry and how we recover from that is critical.”

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The city of Southampton

94 / News 2021
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The city of Southampton is situated on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. It is approximately 15 miles (24 km) west of Portsmouth and 70 miles (110 km) from the southwest of London.

Southampton is also considered to be a major port for cruise and cargo ships and has been an important port for the South Coast of England during the Roman occupation of Britain which was around two thousand years ago. The port is also famous for being the departure point for the RMS Titanic. It also has a sadder story of being the home of around 500 hundred people who perished on her maiden voyage in 1912.

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Electric vehicle Centre of Excellence opens

124 / News 2021
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The brand new Centre of Excellence has officially opened in Milton Keynes, which aims to provide “world-class technical expertise” in the car manufacturing sector. The site will be run by Intertek Group, with the focus being to help any car manufacturer making hybrid or electric vehicles to “accelerate their equipment and systems capabilities”.

The centre was opened by the Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South, Iain Stewart, alongside Andre Lacroix, the chief executive of Intertek Group, who said electric vehicles had a “pivotal role to play” in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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All new buildings in England to have electric car charge points from 2022

111 / News 2021
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Are you an electric vehicle driver planning to buy a newly built home? All new homes and buildings in the UK will be required by law to provide and install electric vehicle charging points. New-build supermarkets, workplaces and buildings undergoing major renovations will also come under the new law. This decision comes as a further step in the switch to electric vehicles by 2030, when the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned. 

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New build homes to have EV charging fitted as standard

95 / News 2021
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UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has recently announced that all new-build homes will be required to have Electric Vehicle charging stations installed from 2022. This has come about with the government banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by the year 2030. Hybrids will be available for sale until 2035.

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