Kia has announced details of the all-new crossover-inspired Picanto X-Line ahead of its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Following its premiere on 12 September, the new addition to the Picanto range goes on sale across Europe from the start of Q4 2017.
Los Angeles Metro Board Awards One of the Largest Single Electric Bus Contracts in US History to BYD
In a unanimous vote, the Board of Los Angeles Metro, one of the largest transportation systems in the United States, voted today to award a contract for 60 40-foot all-electric buses to local manufacturer BYD. This is among the largest single contracts for electric buses in US history, and will directly lead to 59 new manufacturing jobs at the BYD factory in Lancaster, California.
The 31.5MW/12.06MWh Beech Ridge Energy Storage Device in West Virginia, a project wholly enabled by new energy technology company BYD’s Energy Storage Solutions (ESS), has won the “2017 Tech Driver” award from the German CleanTech Institute (DCTI), a clean energy industry analyst renowned for its technical leadership in the global energy storage industry.
Hankook Tire, the premium global tire brand with technology leadership, has been awarded ‘Bronze’ and ‘Finalist’ for their innovative futuristic concept tires at the International Design Excellence Awards 2017.