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Booking.com stopped work in the Crimea

Booking.com stopped work in the Crimea

Booking.com stopped work in the Crimea

The management of the website Booking.com turned off the Crimean Peninsula from the reservation system of hotels because of anti-Russian sanctions. When you try to reserve a room, you receive the following message: “sorry, currently our website is not possible to book accommodation in Crimea to rest.”

According to the owners of the hotels in Peninsula, they got a message that said that booking.com is a Dutch website, and the user is obliged to comply with European laws, and to support sanctions against Russia, for this reason, work with the Crimean hotels will be suspended.

Moreover, currently the website has already stopped collecting reviews and testimonials from guests. At the same time, those who go to the Crimea on a business trip, you can still reserve rooms through this portal.

Booking.com is a large Internet resource where you can zarezervirovat Villa, house and room in a hotel or hostel in 227 countries around the world. The site was established in 1996 in Amsterdam. Currently, it is available for booking nearly 2 million objects.

Media reported earlier that the head of the group of companies “travel service” Sergey Voitovich has addressed the Russian Ministry of culture with the request to include the portal booking.com in the package counter.

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In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Speaking at the Conference, Justin Cox, Director of Global Production of LMC Automotive, spoke about the prospects of production, sales and exports of light cars in Europe. He noted that the world car market is growing for the ninth year in a row. But in the future, positive risks can be prevented by existing risks.

Europe is worried about the future of cars, which for Ukraine can be successful. ECG Conference

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In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

The possible prospects for the decline in car sales in the European market, as well as about the reduction in exports of European automotive manufacturers, began to speak immediately after the announcement of brexite by the UK. But today the situation was aggravated by other risks for the European market. Although, until now everything is not clear with the very brixite. But the UK exports 30% of its automotive output outside Europe. Therefore, there are two scenarios: pessimistic and optimistic, in which there is almost no optimism.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

To protect the logistics, investments are needed in the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges, tunnels and ports of the EU countries. But some governments are not interested in developing transport infrastructure. And breksit strongly hits the European budget, which could be used for this, the European Parliament member Ines Ayala Sender said at the conference. And this is one of the risks.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

According to the forecast of Justin Cox, after the final withdrawal of the UK from the European Union in 2020, the European car market will be reduced by 1 million units. And according to the optimistic scenario, the total sales in the European market will amount to 3 million cars a year. And according to the pessimistic – 2.5 million.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Most of all exports to the UK are German automobile concerns. There goes 1/3 of the products of the European Ford, many exports Spain. But from the UK there is an export BMW, MINI, Nissan, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and others. And in BMW Now they are seriously thinking about the possibility of transferring British production to China. That because of the range of delivery will make cars more expensive. But it will still be more profitable than payment of possible duties on British products, as not produced in the EU. And this is also a risk.

But the most terrible thing is uncertainty, since no one knows exactly what will happen after the brecci. And uncertainty is known to have a bad effect on car sales.

The forecast for the growth of the European automotive market for 2018 is only 2.3% compared to 2017. And basically this growth will come at the expense of buses. Even in countries such as Germany has already slowed the pace of production and sales of cars.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

At the same time, in China – market growth + 40%, in India – + 14%, in Brazil – + 7%, and even in Iran more than in Europe – + 3%.

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Risk is also a US protectionist policy for its automotive manufacturers. After all, 25% of cars are exported from Europe to America. For example, in the European branches of Daimler, 12% of production goes to the USA, Audi has 14%, BMW – 15%, VW – 25%, Bentley – more than a quarter, y –Lamborghini – more than a third.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Another threat to the European automobile market is the strengthening of requirements for harmful emissions into the atmosphere. And then everything is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. After all, the wide distribution of cars with diesel engines, in due time motivated the Kyoto Protocol. According to it, producers had to reduce CO2 emissions. And they have diesel engines less than gasoline engines. But unlike gasoline power units, diesel engines cause great damage to the environment by the release of particulate nitrogen dioxide. Last year, 70 German cities reported an excessive level of NOx, which could cause problems with breathing and premature death. A similar picture emerged in Britain, France and Italy.

Therefore, many potential European buyers decided to postpone the purchase of a new car at all until the situation is clear.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

But the complexity of the “diesel against gasoline” situation is also in the fact that the reduction in sales in Europe of cars with diesel power units has increased the overall level of CO2 emissions. And if European producers do not comply with the rules for harmful emissions, they risk receiving a fine of 4.5 billion euros. But the new engineering solutions that automakers are forced to find and use to reduce harmful emissions make cars more expensive. Even more expensive are the operation of cars with ICE taxes on harmful emissions.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

ECG Executive Director Mike Sturgeon introduced a new test to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of WLTP. This new improved laboratory fuel test replaces NEDS, which has been in use since the 1980s. WLTP is supplemented with a test Real Driving Emissions (RDE), which will measure emissions of pollutants when driving in real traffic conditions on the road. WLTP will provide a much more accurate basis for calculating fuel consumption per vehicle and CO2 emissions, as it reflects more real factors and, consequently, car performance on the road. This test will be applied to all new vehicle registrations as early as September 2018.

Speaking at the Conference, Justin Cox, Director of Global Production of LMC Automotive, spoke about the prospects of production, sales and exports of light cars in Europe. He noted that the world car market is growing for the ninth year in a row. But in the future, positive risks can be prevented by existing risks.

Europe is worried about the future of cars, which for Ukraine can be successful. ECG Conference

How do national logistics operators prepare for the growth of the electric vehicle market?

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

The possible prospects for the decline in car sales in the European market, as well as about the reduction in exports of European automotive manufacturers, began to speak immediately after the announcement of brexite by the UK. But today the situation was aggravated by other risks for the European market. Although, until now everything is not clear with the very brixite. But the UK exports 30% of its automotive output outside Europe. Therefore, there are two scenarios: pessimistic and optimistic, in which there is almost no optimism.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

To protect the logistics, investments are needed in the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges, tunnels and ports of the EU countries. But some governments are not interested in developing transport infrastructure. And breksit strongly hits the European budget, which could be used for this, the European Parliament member Ines Ayala Sender said at the conference. And this is one of the risks.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

According to the forecast of Justin Cox, after the final withdrawal of the UK from the European Union in 2020, the European car market will be reduced by 1 million units. And according to the optimistic scenario, the total sales in the European market will amount to 3 million cars a year. And according to the pessimistic – 2.5 million.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Most of all exports to the UK are German automobile concerns. There goes 1/3 of the products of the European Ford, many exports Spain. But from the UK there is an export BMW, MINI, Nissan, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and others. And in BMW Now they are seriously thinking about the possibility of transferring British production to China. That because of the range of delivery will make cars more expensive. But it will still be more profitable than payment of possible duties on British products, as not produced in the EU. And this is also a risk.

But the most terrible thing is uncertainty, since no one knows exactly what will happen after the brecci. And uncertainty is known to have a bad effect on car sales.

The forecast for the growth of the European automotive market for 2018 is only 2.3% compared to 2017. And basically this growth will come at the expense of buses. Even in countries such as Germany has already slowed the pace of production and sales of cars.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

At the same time, in China – market growth + 40%, in India – + 14%, in Brazil – + 7%, and even in Iran more than in Europe – + 3%.

When the drivers are finally driven out from behind the wheel of the car? Overview of autopilot systems

Car logistics operators are preparing for “network cars”. Results of the ECG 2017 Congress in Malta

Risk is also a US protectionist policy for its automotive manufacturers. After all, 25% of cars are exported from Europe to America. For example, in the European branches of Daimler, 12% of production goes to the USA, Audi has 14%, BMW – 15%, VW – 25%, Bentley – more than a quarter, y –Lamborghini – more than a third.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Another threat to the European automobile market is the strengthening of requirements for harmful emissions into the atmosphere. And then everything is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. After all, the wide distribution of cars with diesel engines, in due time motivated the Kyoto Protocol. According to it, producers had to reduce CO2 emissions. And they have diesel engines less than gasoline engines. But unlike gasoline power units, diesel engines cause great damage to the environment by the release of particulate nitrogen dioxide. Last year, 70 German cities reported an excessive level of NOx, which could cause problems with breathing and premature death. A similar picture emerged in Britain, France and Italy.

Therefore, many potential European buyers decided to postpone the purchase of a new car at all until the situation is clear.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

But the complexity of the “diesel against gasoline” situation is also in the fact that the reduction in sales in Europe of cars with diesel power units has increased the overall level of CO2 emissions. And if European producers do not comply with the rules for harmful emissions, they risk receiving a fine of 4.5 billion euros. But the new engineering solutions that automakers are forced to find and use to reduce harmful emissions make cars more expensive. Even more expensive are the operation of cars with ICE taxes on harmful emissions.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

ECG Executive Director Mike Sturgeon introduced a new test to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of WLTP. This new improved laboratory fuel test replaces NEDS, which has been in use since the 1980s. WLTP is supplemented with a test Real Driving Emissions (RDE), which will measure emissions of pollutants when driving in real traffic conditions on the road. WLTP will provide a much more accurate basis for calculating fuel consumption per vehicle and CO2 emissions, as it reflects more real factors and, consequently, car performance on the road. This test will be applied to all new vehicle registrations as early as September 2018.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

To date, the new requirements are already fully in line with Volvo, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Lexus, Daimler, Jaguar, Land Rover, Peugeot, Citroen DS, Nissan, Infiniti, Renault Group.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

So the European automobile giants are stimulating not only to improve their petrol engines, but also to quickly move to electric vehicles. However, there is a problem.

According to forecasts of the largest German union IG Metal, if, as planned by the EU program, 25% of all cars will be electric, 15% – hybrid and 60% – gasoline and diesel by 2030, in Germany, perhaps 75 000 jobs. A faster transition to electric vehicles threatens the German automotive industry with the loss of 100,000 jobs. Basically, these are workers engaged in the production and assembly of internal combustion engines and gearboxes.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

In addition, for electric vehicles in the EU countries, the infrastructure has not yet been fully prepared. And it’s not just about charging stations, but about increasing the load on the network, which can affect the increase in the cost of electricity. So – to buy electric cars will be even less than cars with ICE.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

According to AUTO-Consulting CEO of AvtoLogistics Pavel Gaidai, who participated in the ECG Conference in Madrid, some European logistics operators are so pessimistic that either they are already out of this business or plan to do it before 2020. According to Mr. Gaidai, the risks of falling production, export and sales in Europe are so great that today many refuse to renew the fleet of auto transporters. They believe that new trucks simply will not have time to pay off before, and even more so after the stagnation of the European automobile market began. And this is a very alarming signal.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Details about the risks that threaten the European car market, the analysis of possible scenarios, as well as how this will affect the prices of cars in Ukraine, AUTO-Consulting will tell in the coming days.

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BMW has a big summer update

BMW has a big summer update

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BMW is going through a large series of changes at various models from the delivery range.

BMW reports that it all petrol and plug-inmodels which provides the standard from July this year with a particulate filter with which the models comply with the Euro 6d Temp requirements, the cycle that is used in the transition phase to the new WLTP cycle. Euro 6d Temp is in fact the WLTP cycle, although the practical emissions (NOx) can be up to 2.1 times above the limit of the laboratory tests. This cycle will be introduced from 1 September for all new models and must apply from 1 September 2019 to all newly registered cars. As of 1 January 2020, the Euro 6d standard will come into effect for all new models, the WLTP cycle whereby the NOx emissions may be up to 1.5 times that of the laboratory limit. Euro 6d takes effect from 1 January 2021 for all newly registered cars. BMW proudly announces that it has been preparing its diesel engines since March this year for the Euro 6d Temp standard.

X3 and X4

BMW’s X3, like the X4, has an M40d version, an executioner of a six-cylinder diesel that generates 326 hp and 680 Nm. The car launches itself in 4.9 to a speed of 100 km / h. As of August, the X4 will be available as xDrive30d, a version that we already know from the X3. Also the X4 xDrive30d is 265 hp and 620 Nm strong and with that heart launches the flattened SUV moving to a speed in 5.8 seconds from 100 km / h. The average consumption must be 5.8-6.0 l / 100 km. Switching is standard with a Steptronic eight speed automatic transmission.

Steptronic extension

The Steptronic eight-stage transmission just mentioned will be standard on more models as of July this year. For example, the three- and five-door M140i include the transmission standard. The 3-series include the 320i Gran Turismo, the 320i xDrive Sedan, the 320i xDrive Touring and the 320i xDrive Gran Turismo that the transmission standard delivered. Also the 330i sedan, the 330i Touring and the 340i xDrive get the achtbak mounted factory.

Furthermore, the 420i and 430i Cabrio, 420i xDrive Gran Coupé, the 430i Gran Coupé, the 440i Coupé and the 440i xDrive Coupé are all in the 4-series family. that come standard with the eight speed automatic transmission. The 520d Sedan and Touring also have the Steptronic box at the factory.

Cosmetic

BMW makes new colors available for the 5-series. For example, the coat color Frozen Dark Silver is available for both sedan (also M5) and Touring. The already mentioned M5 is also available in the new color Frozen Marina Bay Blue for that car. In addition, certain interior components are like buttons on the steering wheel and the start /Stop-button with a galvanized material. BMW is also expanding the Individual possibilities on the 7-series with various color and material combinations.

Electro

More novelties come in the form of an optical package for the new i8 Roadster, existing from, among other things, a double splitter at the front and a new lip at the bottom of the rear of the homeless i8. The launch of BMW Wireless Charging, which was already launched on our website yesterday, for the 530th iPerformance, also belongs to the big summer update.

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