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Overseas bike purchases have grown 62% since 2015.



Overseas bike purchases have grown 62% since 2015.

The demand for bicycles from the Portuguese is growing. Domestic production is not enough to provide an answer.

The Portuguese want to give more and more pedals. Even though the country has a yellow export T-shirt, demand far exceeds supply.

As a result, from 2015 to 2020, the volume of purchases of bicycles abroad increased by 62%. Devices with electrical equipment are becoming more and more popular.

Last year, 172,222 bicycles were imported, according to figures obtained by JN / DV from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Even during the pandemic, the market grew by 5% in 2019, Portugal received 163,935 units.

In 2020, more than three-quarters of imports were conventional bicycles, meaning that value-added units already had 25% of the market.

“People are looking for a healthy, economical and at the same time environmentally friendly form of transport. Many European cities and countries have launched or accelerated bold investment programs to support and encourage active modes of transport and restrict car use, ”he justifies Rui Igreja, leader of the Association for Urban Mobility Cycling (MUBi).

The demand for this item was felt in the Sport Zone stores. “It started both with the first conclusion and after that, which demonstrates the growing trend of the Portuguese towards outdoor sports,” says the official source.

However, “a gap in inventory in some segments was inevitable in the past year, mainly due to the difficulties the factories faced in responding to all inquiries.”

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However, INE data shows that imports of aid units dropped to 41,976 units last year, up from 43,922 units in 2019.

In the Sport Zone, bike sales have “stabilized and are proceeding relatively well.”

But a new import record is expected in the first three months of this year.

Between January and March, Portugal acquired 37,974 bicycles internationally, up 30.5% from last year and 2019. Electric powered devices already account for more than a third of purchases.

More than 41 million

Bicycles brought to Portugal last year were worth 41.38 million euros, up from 25.5 million euros in 2015, up 62%.

more electricity there

The bicycle market share in Portugal is lower than abroad. “In some countries, electric bicycles already account for more than half of total bicycle sales,” says MUBi.

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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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