Proton Pakistan Has Taken Strong Notice Of False Accusations & Rumors Circulating On Social Media
June 28, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News
Proton Pakistan has taken strong notice of false accusations and rumors circulating on social media regarding our production and operations. Our production has been streamlined and we are delivering Proton SAGA and now Proton X70 on a regular basis.
Yesterday Proton Pakistan Share a Public Notice on their Facebook page regarding False Accusations & Rumors Circulating On Social Media epically many people have created fake Proton pages on the Facebook and are circulating fake news regarding late deliveries and many other rumor’s are been created.
Consequently, we are on track to fulfill our monthly target of booked units of Proton X70 from July onwards. We urge our customers not to pay heed to any false and baseless rumors as we strive to honor the commitments of the fulfillment of booked units to our customers on top priority.
Lanzante Teased With McLaren P1 Spider, Only Five Units Will Be Made
June 24, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News
Even though McLaren stopped making the P1 in December 2015, here we are, almost seven years later, with word of a new version. It does, however, originate in Lanzante rather than Working. However, Paul Howse and the British engineering company collaborated to create the P1 Spider. If you haven’t heard of him, he was intimately engaged in creating one of the Holy Trinity’s three members.
Buttresses Made Of Carbon Fibre Will Be Added To The Open-Top Hypercar
Since the Spider is primarily a modification based on an existing vehicle, the open-top variant does not constitute a continuation of P1 manufacturing.
Only five will ever undergo the transformation, which includes carbon fiber buttresses with specially created air intakes. Since the original hypercar featured a roof scoop, which is obviously no longer the case, these were required.
The P1 Spider’s glass roof panels are now gone, but Lanzante has designed a retractable roof cover in case the owner wants to continue driving the car in the rain. To preserve the original’s flowing lines as much as possible, the front wings, doors, and engine cover have all been subtly altered. The two turbochargers are fed directly by those aerodynamically enhanced buttresses that we described before. To maintain the structural stiffness of the typical automobile, the bottom portion of the chassis has been altered.
By replacing the seats’ leather upholstery, Lanzante has also modernized the interior. Also available is something dubbed SuperFabric, which is more weather and UV resistant now that the cabin is outside. The final touches include glossy black switchgear and carbon fiber embellishments with a satin finish.
The McLaren P1 Spider kept the original car’s formidable hybrid configuration despite being softened on the opening day of the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It has 900 Newton-meters (664 pound-feet) of torque and 903 horsepower. The coupe’s highest speed was 217 mph (350 km/h), and it reached 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 6.8 seconds. Performance numbers have not been released.
Before the year is over, Lanzante promises to deliver the first droptop P1.
Tesla’s India Entrance Strategy Would Be Put On Hold
May 16, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News
According to three people familiar with the issue, Tesla has put plans to sell electric cars in India on hold, abandoned a search for showroom space, and moved members of its domestic staff after failing to negotiate reduced import taxes.
Tesla planned to gauge demand by offering lower taxes on electric cars (EVs) imported from production hubs in the United States and China, which resulted in a year of deadlock negotiations with government officials.
The Indian government, on the other hand, is urging Tesla to commit to local manufacturing before lowering import levies, which can be as high as 100%.
According to people familiar with Tesla’s plan, the business set a deadline of February 1 to see if their lobbying paid off, the day India announces its budget and reveals tax revisions.
According to the persons who asked anonymity because the conversations were private, Tesla put its plans to import cars into India on hold when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government refused to compromise.
According to two sources, Tesla had been exploring for real estate options in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru for months, but that plan has also been put on hold.
Tesla did not reply to an email request for comment. The Indian government did not respond to a request for comment right away. Tesla’s modest team in India has been handed additional responsibilities for other markets.
According to his LinkedIn page, Manuj Khurana, the company’s India policy head, has been working in a new “product” function in San Francisco since March.
In January, Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed the business was still “working through a lot of challenges with the government” in terms of sales in India. Increased demand for Tesla automobiles in other countries, as well as a dispute over import levies, prompted the adjustment in strategy. Modi has attempted to woo businesses with a “Make in India” campaign, but his transport minister, Nitin Gadkari, claimed in April that Tesla importing vehicles from China would be a “bad suggestion.”
New Delhi, on the other hand, won a triumph in January when Mercedes-Benz announced that it will begin manufacturing one of its electric cars in India.
Tesla had intended to gain a competitive advantage in India’s small but growing electric car industry, which is now dominated by Tata Motors.
Tesla’s starting price of $40,000 (about Rs. 31 lakh) would put it in the premium segment of the Indian market, where sales account just a small proportion of the country’s almost 3 million annual automobile sales.