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Aston Martin Joins the Club, Debuts DBX Luxury Ute

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Aston Martin’s first DBX rolls of the assembly line at the company’s plant in St. Athan, Wales.

Every high-priced automaker that’s any high-priced automaker has a luxury ute in its line-up. Aston Martin just joined that group as its long-awaited DBX rolled off the assembly line in Wales.

Luxury and sport car makers have been adding SUVs to their portfolios for more than a decade, starting with the Porsche Cayenne, taking advantage of the ongoing rise of ute sales and add big bucks to their bottom lines in the process.

In Aston’s case, it needs big cash — now. The DBX is expected to quickly become the brand’s best-selling model, as is often the case when a high-end manufacturer adds a utility vehicle to its car-laden collection of offerings.

(Aston Martin delaying EVs, Lagonda revival.)

The DBX was the third of former CEO Andy Palmer’s seven-vehicle plan that has since been ditched.

The DBX is basically the only thing that survived after Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll agreed to spend 182 million pounds, or about $240.2 million, to acquire 16.7% ownership stake in the company. Shortly after his arrival, top executive Andy Palmer was out and his ambitious plans were all put on hold, except the DBX.

With its all-wheel drive system, DBX is a car that will allow the company to increase its presence in markets where perhaps the weather or terrain is less than conducive to rear-wheel drive sports cars.

The clear emphasis on a spacious and luxurious cabin – whether seated in the front or back – will also allow Aston Martin to better reach customers who prefer to be driven rather than drive.

(007 will be getting new SUV as Aston Martin unveils new DBX.)

“It is a real privilege to be here today to witness the completion of the first production Aston Martin DBX,” said Aston Martin Interim Chief Operating Officer Keith Stanton during the celebration for the first DBX.

The new DBX is expected to quickly become the company’s best-selling vehicle.

“I’m extremely proud of the Aston Martin team who have worked so hard to transform this ex-Ministry of Defense site into a world-class car manufacturing facility, to now be producing cars, it is testament to the resilience and fortitude of everyone at Aston Martin. It is an honor to see the first DBX come off the line and my only regret is that everyone who works for this incredible brand can’t be here to witness it.”

The DBX, like all Astons, is a hand-built vehicle. It’s bit ironic given the technological wizardry that makes up many of the vehicle’s systems. The company expects to export 80% of the utes it makes at its St. Athan plant in Wales. Deliveries begin next month.

(Canadian billionaire takes 16.7% stake in Aston Martin.)

The DBX was third in a seven-vehicle plan put forth by Palmer aimed at turning the company around, the fourth being the now-delayed RapidE. Stroll also suspended plans for electric vehicles and to grow the Lagonda line-up.

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Source: https://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2020/07/aston-martin-joins-the-club-debuts-dbx-luxury-ute/

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How Car Tires Are Manufactured

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🚗 Cars are complex machines, each part made in highly specialized and specific ways, car tires included. Here is how car tires are manufactured.

🚕 Car tires are the part of your vehicle that keeps you moving forward. But have you ever wondered about how car tires are manufactured? Read ahead for a quick overview of the process.

❋ Design and Plan 👇

Designing the item you plan to manufacture is the first part of any industrial process. Car tires have been around for a long time now, and the manufacturing process is becoming increasingly digital. The design is usually created through engineering software, and the dimensions and curvature are handled with precision. After that, the tire-making machines receive this digitized format.

❋ Select Materials  👇

Most tires consist largely of rubber, both natural and synthetic. Oils, pigments, antioxidants, and other materials mix with the rubber to create each part of the tire. Tires must be crafted from quality, durable materials, including chemical agents, metallic cables, and fabric reinforcers.

❋ Melt and Mold 👇

Heat and friction work together to produce the final rubber composite that will mold the other parts of the tire. Tires are not one singular piece of rubber—they contain tread rubber, sidewall rubber, fabric-coated plies, and bead wires, among other components. A factory worker or automated apparatus then uses a tire-building machine in the shape of a collapsible drum to glue and set the tires. Finally, the tires cure over time, and subsequent heating and steaming help them fully coalesce

❋ Distribute Widely 👇

Quality control is important with tires—after all, tires must handle transporting drivers for thousands of miles on the road. After rigorous testing, the manufacturer packs the tires and distributes them to various sellers. These include tire stores all across the United States, from Trenton, New Jersey to Anderson, Indiana.

🟥 Knowing how car tires are manufactured can help you better select the parts for your vehicle. Because all cars are different and have specific needs, you should consult with a tire expert before choosing your next set of wheels.

👉↘ Source: Christina Duron is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things digital. She has focused her career around digital marketing and writes to explore topics that spark her interest.

 

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Feast your eyes on the all-new, all-electric GMC Hummer EV

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GMC has a new all-electric version of its classic Hummer oversized SUV. This thing is a beast, as you might expect, with an advertised 350-mile range and a 3-second zero to 60 mph time. It’s a bit ridiculous to be honest, which is kind of what the Hummer has always been about so that makes sense.

Alongside a teaser, GMC released a number of press photos of the 1,000 HP bruiser, so take a look below. It definitely looks like a Hummer – which may or may not be your cup of tea.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/20/feast-your-eyes-on-the-all-new-all-electric-gmc-hummer-ev/

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ALYI Highlights Next Steps

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Dallas, TX – October 20, 2020 – OTC PR WIRE – Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTC PINK: ALYI) today announced plans to publish a comprehensive progress update next week targeting a Wednesday, October 28th release date.

Management indicates a number of major endeavors underway in important stages of development to include RevoltTOKEN financing partner’s efforts to finalize ICO details, next steps after finalizing the multiparty milestone agreement announced last week, and a new design path development for the company’s long-term plans for future electric vehicles in Africa.

Management anticipates wrapping up details on the above-mentioned endeavors by next Wednesday and being ready to release a comprehensive update.

For more information and to stay up to date on ALYI’s latest developments, please visit www.alternetsystemsinc.com.

Disclaimer/Safe Harbor: This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include the expectation that any of the companies mentioned herein will achieve significant sales, the failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the companies’ contracts, the companies’ liquidity position, the companies’ ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur.

Alternet Systems, Inc. Contact:
Randell Torno
info@lithiumip.com
+1-800-713-0297

Source: https://otcprwire.com/alyi-highlights-next-steps/

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