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After all, the Renault 4L can fly. And at 94 km / h – the Observer.

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Renault is aiming to bring back the latest 4L, a simple and cheap model aimed at families with limited resources, for use in cities and on the road. But that didn’t stop him from serving farmers and hunters for years, who traveled on dirt roads and less suitable terrain, as if it were a jeep for the poor.

After restoring the 4L’s ability to fly on roads in less well-maintained repairs, Renault decided to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 4L with the Air4. Basically, a Renault 4 four-engine drone on a four-screw frame.

To design this flying Air4 prototype, Renault teamed up with The Arsenale, which used its engineers using artificial intelligence to optimize the vehicle. The batteries that power the drone have a capacity of 90 amps (close to the 94 Ah of the BMW i3), with Renault not revealing all of the cells to determine the total capacity as it does not mention system voltage. However, if you’re using the same 400V as the Renault Zoe, the Air4’s battery should provide just under 40 kWh.

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The Air4 guarantees a speed of 26 meters per second, which is about 93.6 km / h. In other words, it is close to the maximum speed of the original Renault 4. The new Air4 can still fly at an altitude of 700 meters at a speed of 14 m / s (50 km / h). h) thanks to a thrust of 95 kg per person. propeller, making it possible to lift only 380 kg.

Despite the curiosity generated around the Air4, it remains to be seen details of the future 4Ever, the electric vehicle Renault will hit the market in 2025. The Renault 4’s successor will be engineered on the same specific electric vehicle platform that will also be used. from Mégane 100% battery, or future R5.

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House valuations fell by three euros, and the number of orders fell in three months | Frame

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The average value of the bank’s valuation in August was 1414 euros, which is three euros less than in the previous month, which indicates a slight slowdown in the value of houses in the context of new loans. This sign is accompanied by two other signs of slowdown, one is the year-on-year growth of 15.8%, down from the 16.1% recorded in June, and the other is the number of evaluation requests that have bounced back. the fall.

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The Lightyear 0 continues to break records and become the most aerodynamic car in the world…and it’s powered by solar energy.

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The Lightyear 0 never ceases to amaze: in tests conducted in Germany under the WLTP homologation cycle, the electric car, which can also be powered by solar energy, scored 0.175, the lowest score of any production car in history. But this is not an absolute record.

Lighter assured that the result is surprising even for engineers who expected a value of about 0.19. Ario Van der Ham, the company’s technical director, admitted: “We are very proud of this result. We started from scratch when we began to study the machine and its technologies. We’ve put a lot of effort into this.”

The Lightyear 0 managed to beat the previous record set by the 1996 GM EV1, which was 0.19. For example, the two most aerodynamic cars sold today are the Mercedes EQS and Tesla Model S, with claimed values ​​of 0.20 and 0.208, respectively.

However, if we also take concept cars into account, the Lightyear 0 is not the most aerodynamic car – the Mercedes Vision EQXX, introduced this year, scored 0.17 points, while the JCB Dieselmax, a prototype built to set the speed record in category of diesel vehicles. , it had a coefficient of 0.147.

946 examples of the electric sedan were produced, just over 5 meters long, capable of covering almost 625 km on the WLTP cycle thanks to a 60 kWh battery, a 170 hp electric motor. and solar power, which on its own, according to the Dutch manufacturer, it can travel up to 70 km a day.

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With a base price of 250 to 300 thousand euros, this model is clearly beyond the reach of any budget. However, after 0, Lightyear is already working on a more affordable entry-level model, which has a list price of around 30,000 euros and is scheduled to launch in 2026.

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Wall Street lives West Side Story and closes in the red. Yield on debt close to 4% – Stock Exchange

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Wall Street ended the day in negative territory, wiping out the brief and cautious recovery seen early in the session led by tech companies.

The global monetary tightening movement and the possibility of a recession, marked by statements by several members of the US Federal Reserve (Fed), together with the turmoil in the UK markets, sent three major US indices into the red.

The industrial Dow Jones lost 0.93% to 29,313.26 points, while the S&P 500 fell 0.88% to 3,660.76 points. The Nasdaq Composite Technology Index fell 0.47% to 10,816.59. The “sale” that was felt at the end of last week continued this Monday.

Investors digested the Bank of England’s announcement that, hours after the pound’s fall to historic lows against the dollar, it assured that it “would be hesitant in changing interest rates.”

In turn, several members of the Fed uttered the words with a “hawkish” tone. The central bank president in Boston stressed the need to continue the path of tightening monetary policy to curb inflation.

Susan Collins also warned that the process would require the loss of some jobs. Atlanta Fed Chairman Rafael Bostic also warned that the central bank still has a long way to go to control inflation.

“This is like a West Side Story remake with a gang of central bankers chasing a job market that refuses to give up,” joked Mike Bailey, director of research at FBB Capital Partners, in an interview with Bloomberg.

For an expert”[Jerome] Powell E [Andrew] Bailey’s are trying to slow down the economy, but I feel that employers are trying to keep as many workers as possible. “So we are almost dealing with a fight between central banks and employers,” he added.

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In the debt market, US 10-year bond yields rose 21.3 basis points to 3.898%, very close to the 4% threshold last hit in 2010.

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