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In the face of tourist addiction, Portugal must accelerate vaccinations.



In the face of tourist addiction, Portugal must accelerate vaccinations.

“DGiven our dependence on tourism, especially in the current climatic conditions, and in order to “ensure that we are an attractive destination this summer, it is essential that we set an ambitious target, such as 120% of the EU average vaccination rate. “, Supports the Competitiveness Forum in its May Situation Note released today.

This is because, despite the observed progress in vaccination rates, they remain “insufficient to exceed the average vaccination rates” in the European Union.

On a scale where the EU average vaccination rate is 100%, Portugal was 99% in May, according to data compiled by the Competitiveness Forum. In Israel, the United Kingdom and Hungary, the averages were 177%, 159% and 147%, respectively.

Noting that data released this Monday by the National Statistical Institute (INE) confirmed that the Portuguese economy experienced “the deepest recession in the euro area” in the first quarter of this year, the Competitiveness Forum believes there are conditions for an economic recovery in the coming quarters , especially this second.

“The second quarter should already be a period of clear recovery” due to the significant relaxation of restrictions and restrictions that were in effect for almost the entire 1st quarter “, and also because the same quarter of the previous year was the quarter with the highest indicators. a drop in the pandemic (a decrease of 13.9%), said Pedro Braz Teixeira, director of the Forum’s research office.

The Competitiveness Forum says, however, that underneath this recovery there is “high uncertainty about tourism” and two conditions: “a delay in the European bazooka and in the distribution of other European funds, as well as the postponement of unknown bankruptcies and unemployment, which could manifest itself after the end of the moratorium. and public support. “

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“Even so, if the good news about Q2 is confirmed, we will revise our estimates for 2021 as a whole, which currently range from 1% to 3%,” the statement said.

While noting that the most recent forecasts of the European Commission and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are revising upward in the growth prospects of the Portuguese economy in 2021 and 2022, the Forum nevertheless emphasizes that Portugal’s recovery will be “delayed” by compared to other countries.

“Unlike the main economies, we will have a peak of recovery in 2022, not in 2021, that is, we will have a delayed recovery,” the document says that, therefore, in aggregate terms between 2020 and 2022, Portugal, it will be “in the penultimate place, right before Spain, in the group of cohesion countries at a comparable level of development.”

The analysis also leads to the conclusion that “unfortunately, our country continues to stand out for the worst reasons, and this fact did not deserve the necessary political attention, either from the government or from the opposition.”

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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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