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Nov 28th, 2017 News of the Day: Lynk & Co. starts selling an SUV with a dedicated car share button in China

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Lydia    Nov 28, 2017 5:00 PM PT
Nov 28th, 2017 News of the Day: Lynk & Co. starts selling an SUV with a dedicated car share button in China

Lynk & Co. aims to be a different kind of car brand, with a focus on a simplified buying experience and a focus on connected an app-powered mobility experiences, and it's now officially selling its first vehicle via stores in China.

The 01 SUV is now available at around 150 dedicated brand stores and boutiques located across China. The 01 comes in four different options, which are meant to demystify the traditional trim and technology levels and options with a set menu of option at a clear price.

Lynk & Co's first car went up for pre-sale on November 17, and resulted in 6,000 preorders in 137 seconds, according to the company – selling out its whole allotment for a sales event that was intended to span three days. 

Tesla Semi gets 10 more electric truck orders from delivery giant DHL, bringing reported total to ~200

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The list of companies placing orders for Tesla Semi electric trucks is still growing 2 weeks after the unveiling event.

Now logistics giant DHL gives its thumb up with an order of 10 trucks – bringing the reported total orders to around 200 Tesla Semi trucks.

Jim Monkmeyer, DHL's president of transportation in North America, confirmed that they placed the order last week.

Mapping company Here buys ATS to boost its over-the-air tech

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The mapping company that powers location services in 100 million cars, is today announcing an acquisition to vastly improve how it distributes and updates its data. 

The company is buying Advanced Telematic Systems (ATS), a Berlin-based developer of secure over-the-air (OTA) technology, the basis for how wireless devices — including not just cars but smartphones and other hardware — get their systems updated securely — and also, these days, help feedback information to improve how those systems operate.

Airbus partners with Rolls-Royce and Siemens to build an electric airplane

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Battery technology improvements are expected to soon enable electric flight and companies in the field are preparing their powertrain technology to support it.

In a major move toward that goal, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have announced a new partnership to gradually convert a plane to electric propulsion. 

The project they are collaborating on is the ‘E-Fan X', a BAe 146 plane on which they are testing their electric motor technology.

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