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Regulated Natural Gas Market Change Raises Deco Complaints



Regulated Natural Gas Market Change Raises Deco Complaints

MIn the process of switching to a natural gas supplier in the regulated market, more than disadvantages, there are “difficulties” that force consumers to contact the Deco consumer protection association, Ana Sofia Ferreira from the consumer support department explained to Lusa.

“We have received several requests for information and requests for support as part of this transition to a regulated natural gas market,” he said, adding that among the main doubts is ignorance of the change process and lack of information. .

“Many” customers who contact customer service are unaware of the change supplier date when they will receive a bill or terminate a contract and start a new one, others because they were surprised by an increase in their electricity bill because they lost rebates because that did not have in one supplier of gas and electricity.

“We see that consumers were not properly warned about the consequences of a possible change” in the regulated gas market, said Ana Sofía Ferreira, explaining that changing the gas supplier while maintaining the same electricity supplier could lead to fines. for the loss of discounts provided under contracts with both services at the same time.

“The electricity tariff is getting more expensive, and, in fact, what you gain by switching to a regulated natural gas market, you will eventually lose,” he said, recalling that the intention of the legislator, allowing the transition to a regulated market, is not about that the consumer is harmed.

“Intention [do legislador] is to respond to the energy crisis and inflation that we are experiencing and help the consumer,” he recalled, adding that Deco also asked the Ministry of the Environment to clarify, by passing the law, that the transition to a regulated market cannot imply a penalty for early termination of the contract, which has an agreed loyalty period.

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According to Deco, not all consumers are ready for the possibility of switching to a regulated electricity market.

However, those who change are required to deal with two systems, one for the transition to the regulated gas market and the other for the electricity market, which are two different processes, with different actors and different requirements, which, in the opinion of the association, make process is not easy consumer.

At the end of last week, the association sent a letter to the Ministry of the Environment, in which it expressed its “concern” about the process of switching to merchants on the regulated market, explained Ana Sofía Ferreira.

In the document, the association called for making the two systems equivalent, namely in terms of requirements, and instead of each company creating its own platform to move to the regulated market, a single platform was created in which it was possible for the consumer to move simultaneously to the regulated gas and electricity market.

According to the proposed state budget, the transition to a regulated natural gas market will cost 60 million euros in 2023 due to the loss of potential VAT revenue.

Based on the assumption that all consumers eligible to return to the regulated market would actually return to the regulated tariff, the government estimated the maximum cumulative savings in returning to the regulated market to be €56.7 million per month, the document said.

Assuming equal pricing conditions in the free and regulated markets for 12 months, the government estimates that the measure could generate “total cumulative savings for consumers of more than €680.4 million in 2023.”

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Covered 1.5 million consumers of low pressure natural gas with a consumption of less than 10,000 cubic meters (m3) per year.

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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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