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These are the most expensive cities in the world to live in (number 1 is no surprise)



These are the most expensive cities in the world to live in (number 1 is no surprise)

Global transport company ECA International has published its annual list of the most expensive cities in the world to live in and, once again, Hong Kong was at the top of the list.

The company calculates the list based on a number of factors, including the average price of essentials like milk and cooking oil, rent, utilities, public transportation, and the strength of the local currency.

This is the third year in a row that Hong Kong has claimed the dubious honor of being the world’s most expensive city in the ECA index. The index pays particular attention to foreign workers and expatriates in its rankings.

Asia receives an award

It’s safe to say that Asia is the most expensive continent with five cities – Hong Kong, TokyoShanghai, Guangzhou and Seoul are in the top 10.

Some regulators include the Middle East in Asia. In this case, Tel Aviv, which is in sixth place, also counts in Asia’s total and gives it six out of 10 places.

Asia also claims the honor of being home to the fastest growing city on the overall list. We are talking about Colombo, the main metropolis of Sri Lanka, which has risen by 23 positions from 162nd to 149th place.

Li Kuan, ECA Regional Director for Asia, explained the reason for the growing presence of mainland China in the index.

“Most of the mainland Chinese cities in our rankings have higher inflation rates than we are used to seeing, but generally lower than anywhere else in Asia,” Quain said in a statement. “Therefore, the main reason for its rise in the rankings was the continued strength of the Chinese yuan against other major currencies.”

Next on the list

So which cities are lower than in previous years?

Paris, which topped the ECA list in the past, fell out of the top 30. Madrid, Rome and Brussels also fell out.

“Almost every major city in the euro area has lost ground this year as the euro has performed worse than the US dollar and British pound over the past 12 months.”explain that

External factors such as politics and international conflicts may also play a role. Russian invasion of Ukraine and sanctions imposed by many countries put Moscow in 62nd place and St. Petersburg in 147th place.

The most expensive city in Europe is Geneva, Switzerland, which ranks third after Hong Kong and New York. Switzerland uses the Swiss franc instead of the euro.

The coronavirus pandemic has naturally affected global supply chains and other economic factors.

Other ratings

ECA International is not the only company that ranks the world’s cities by economic performance.

The London-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) launches its World cost of living index in December of each year. In 2021, Tel Aviv took home the Most Expensive Place to Live award, with Paris and Singapore tied for second place.

Hong Kong ranked fifth after Zurich. In 2020, Hong Kong, Zurich and Paris are tied for first place.

Both lists use the prices of everyday items such as food and fuel to determine their ranking. However, the EIU pegs its figures to the US dollar, so countries that do the same, such as Hong Kong, are more likely to rank high.

In any case, regardless of the order in which cities are listed in the various indexes, it is clear that Asian, European and North American cities are much more expensive to live in than their counterparts in Africa and South America.

The most expensive cities in the world

1. Hong Kong

2. New York

3. Geneva

4. London

5. Tokyo

6. Telaviva

7. Zurich

8. Xangay

9. Guangzhou

10. One

Maureen O’Hara of CNN contributed to the story.

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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.

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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