Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn told European regulators that more stringent emissions standards too soon will be a major problem for automakers. He says that such moves could prove "fatal" for an auto industry that is still working to develop cleaner vehicles. "Every gram of CO2 that we save in our European fleet costs our group almost 100 million euros," says Winterkorn, "100 million that we have to invest in advance, without knowing when these investments pay off." He says that already creating emissions targets beyond those set for 2020 could harm European automakers competing globally. Read more at Automotive News Europe.
When a Detroit Chevrolet dealership lost its Internet connection, it turned to one of its Chevy Volts for a temporary fix. After the regular connection at Buff Whelan Chevrolet went down, it plugged in a Volt showroom model equipped with 4G LTE, and used its connection to resume business. The car can handle up to seven connected devices, so the team used a Malibu to connect the rest of its computers. When a customer asked why the Volt was on, the team explained the whole situation, leading to one impressed customer. Read more at Automotive News.
2015 Police and Authority Motorcycles to Appear at IACP
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that it is attending three leading law enforcement conferences in October:
- COPSWEST Training and Expo. October 6-9, 2014. Long Beach, California.
- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Law Enforcement Vehicle Test and Emergency Vehicle Product Expo. October 16, 2014. Fontana, California.
- IACP Conference and Expo. October 25-28, 2014. Orlando, Florida.
"These events provide a great opportunity to present our patrol motorcycles and accessories. The product line features a wide range of advancements that provide law enforcement personnel with an added tactical advantage," said John Lloyd, Vice President of Global Sales, Zero Motorcycles.
Zero will display its 2015 line of police and authority models, including the all-new Zero FXP, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Expo (IACP). Based upon the popular Zero FX "Stealthfighter" model, the Zero FXP offers maneuverability, versatility and increased off-road capability, plus the convenience of a modular power pack system, at a new and lower price point.
Over 30 police departments and government agencies from the United States, Europe, South America and Asia have integrated Zero motorcycles into their patrol fleets. With the ability to patrol both on- and off-road areas, electric motorcycles offer unique advantages over internal combustion driven machines. Zero Motorcycles' 100% electric Z-Force® powertrain is nearly silent, exhaust free, produces minimal heat, has instant torque from zero rpm and "fuel" costs about a penny per mile.
Zero Motorcycles will be at COPSWEST booth #758 and IACP booth #827. Event information is available at http://www.cpoa.org/copswest and http://www.theiacp.org/. For more information about the L.A. County Sheriff's event, please call (323) 881-3982.
About Zero Motorcycles
Zero Motorcycles is committed to transforming the motorcycling experience by bringing to market highly innovative electric motorcycles that offer exceptional value and performance. Zero is powered by innovation, driven by passion, guided by integrity and measured by results. Through extensive research, insight and experience, Zero combines the art and science of motorcycle development to create and manufacture products that excite consumers and inspire brand loyalty. Every model is designed and built in California. Zero is determined to be the preeminent global electric motorcycle company.
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For more information on Zero Motorcycles or to learn more about its complete motorcycle line, including the Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS, and Zero FX motorcycles, visit www.zeromotorcycles.com.