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Autoeuropa employees reject preliminary contract, which called for a 4.6% pay increase over three years – News



Autoeuropa employees reject preliminary contract, which called for a 4.6% pay increase over three years - News

According to the results announced by the Task Force (CT), on Thursday and Friday, there were just 620 votes in favor and 3,426 votes against the aforementioned pre-employment agreement at Volkswagen Autoeuropa’s Palmela, district. Setubala.

TC Coordinator Fausto Dionisio accepts the results “with democratic humility” and interprets the result of the vote as “a mandate to revise the agreement signed with the administration.”

Fausto Dionisio, however, recalls that the preliminary labor agreement “provided for a wage increase of 1.7% in 2022, 1.2% in 2023 and a lump sum of 500 euros for each employee in 2021, with a minimum increase also by 25 euros. as a substitute for the difference if inflation is above the forecast for global growth of 4.6% over the next three years. “

“CT believes this is an agreement that guarantees a reasonable wage renewal in the face of the uncertainty we live in due to the pandemic and ongoing changes in the automotive sector. But most employees have a different opinion, and CT will pass this employee position over to the company’s management, ”Lusa Fausto Dionisio told the agency.

The CT coordinator also recalled that the company originally intended to cut Saturday and Sunday payments and objective insurance premiums by 50%, but dropped the requirement and agreed to improve workers’ health insurance.

In a preliminary agreement that was rejected today by an overwhelming majority of workers, the administration and CT also pledged to create conditions to guarantee the assignment of the new product to the Palmela automobile plant in order to face the cessation of MPV production. (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) slated for mid-2022 and possible market fluctuations in the T-Roc.

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The T-Roc and MPV are two car models currently being produced at Volkswagen’s Palmela plant.

Autoeuropa, which employs more than 5,000 employees, 98% of whom are in permanent relationships, produced a total of 192,000 vehicles and 20 million parts for the other factories of the German group in 2020, accounting for 1.4% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and 4 , 7% of Portuguese exports.

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners



Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”



The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios



Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.

Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

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high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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