Volvo has outlined a roadmap to an all-electric future for its cars by 2030, with all sales to follow Tesla's lead and become online-only. The Swedish carmaker, which is owned by China's Geely, joins other major brands to have set a clear path away from petrol and diesel-powered vehicles in recent weeks and months as a surging number of countries move to outlaw fossil fuel engines. The UK has set a deadline of 2030 for a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel models as part of its commitment to tackle climate change . Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player How many major countries will go net zero? Volvo projected that 50% of its global sales would be fully-electric by 2025 and the other half hybrid models. It said that hybrids would also be banished from its line-up by 2030. Advertisement Ahead of the launch of the company's second all-electric car, the C40, Volvo said a whole new range would be revealed over … [Read more...] about Volvo joins race to go all-electric by 2030 and will shift all sales online
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ALDI shoppers are furious after a “technical issue” meant the supermarket's sell-out egg chair went up for sale early - and sold out in minutes. The German discount supermarket announced last week that the hanging egg chair would go on sale this Sunday (February 28) at 8am under its Special Buy garden range section. But a “technical issue” meant it had accidentally been launched before 8am, and many customers missed out on their chance of bagging one. Angry shoppers took to Twitter to slam Aldi for putting the chair up for sale earlier than what was advertised. “Really disappointed with Aldi today,” one shopper said. “New special [buys] online should launch at 8am, went online at 7:50 to buy [the] egg chair and they were all sold out.” Another shopper raged: “@AldiUK aaaaaargh. “Come on Aldi, 8am your ads say the egg chair will be available. “Here we are at 7am and they are all gone. When did you list them and is this how you usually operate?” Shoppers … [Read more...] about Aldi customers furious as hanging egg chair goes on sale early and is sold out within minutes
Global emissions have rebounded to worrying levels after a historic decline in 2020, according to new data. And the International Energy Agency (IEA), which has compiled the data, says ensuring that 2019 marks a definitive peak in global CO2 emissions will be "extremely challenging". The IEA says the COVID crisis in 2020 triggered the largest annual drop in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions since the Second World War. It also says avoiding a rebound in emissions requires "rapid change" around the world in how energy is used and produced. In April 2020, global emissions registered their largest ever monthly drop. But by December they were two per cent higher than the same month a year earlier. Advertisement "The rebound in global carbon emissions toward the end of last year is a stark warning that not enough is being done to accelerate clean energy transitions worldwide," said Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA executive director. "If governments … [Read more...] about Climate change: Global CO2 emissions bounce back to pre-COVID levels, International Energy Agency study finds
LOVE Island Australia is back and UK fans will be buzzing to get their latest fix of the popular reality show. We are sure to be in for more explosive fights and steamy romances, but where will it all be taking place? Where is Love Island Australia season 2 filmed? The second series of Love Island Australia took place in 2019 and now Brits have the chance the watch the action unfold on ITV 2. The series was shot in Fiji and the producers opted to host the show there to make the process of bringing in new cast members at short notice much smoother. Majella Wiemers, ITV Studios’ head of entertainment, told The Sunday Telegraph: "We still have a crew of casting agents back in Sydney who are selecting contestants while the show’s on air to come into later episodes. "We can be more reactive and send someone in within 48 hours if we think they’d be good for the villa." Who stars in Love Island Australia season 2? The show will start with 11 bombshells entering the … [Read more...] about Where is Love Island Australia season 2 filmed?
NUMB with grief, Voletta Wallace looked out at the crowds lining the streets of Brooklyn to pay their respects to her son, Christopher - but didn’t shed a tear. The single mother had just buried her only child - known to the world as the Notorious B.I.G - after his tragic death at the age of 24. But, as she reveals in the new Netflix documentary Biggie: I Have A Story To Tell, it was not until she heard his album, prophetically named Life After Death, that she was able to cry. “Coming from that funeral I felt I was in a dream,” she says. “I wasn’t crying. That day it was just too heavy. I never shed a tear. I didn’t have any. “I saw the crowd. And thought ‘Oh my God, this kid was well loved. That’s when I saw the love.’ “It only really hit me when I listened [to his album]. I only listened to his album once, I didn’t want to listen twice. Then the tears came.” With exclusive access to family and childhood friends, the documentary looks at the life of B.I.G, … [Read more...] about Biggie Smalls’ mother reveals why she didn’t cry at his funeral as Netflix doc charts his rise from drug dealing teen