Until the end of July, VFACTS data shows Aston Martin delivered 87 cars to Australian buyers, a jump of 17 cars, or 24%, on the same period previous year.
It's not as audacious a goal as it might've seemed even just a few years ago; Volvo has committed to selling only hybrid or electric cars by 2019, and Britain and France have both outlined plans to ban the sale of non-electric or hybrid vehicles by 2040. This means every Aston made will have a combustion engine and battery power along with it. Germany has set itself a deadline of 2030, while the Netherlands expects to reach 100% hybrid sales by 2025.
Aston Martin's CEO told the Financial Times that the company "will be 100 percent hybrid by the middle of the 2020s". He added that a quarter of Aston Martins sold will be fully electric "by the end of the next decade".
Palmer also told the FT that Aston Martin will develop its electric motor technology internally, rather than borrowing it from technical partner Mercedes-Benz (which now supplies the company with some electronics as well as a V8 engine). Saying, "that's why we make our own V12 engine. We believe that EVs are a core technology, and therefore we want to do them ourselves".
To launch in late 2019, the auto, known as the DBX, will initially be powered by V8 and V12 petrol engines, but Palmer has confirmed a hybrid model is also in the works. It will initially buy lithium-ion battery cells from a supplier, but the company plans to bring its battery production in-house one day as well. There's also the hybrid Valkyrie hypercar in the works, an F1 auto for the road that's being designed by Aston Martin in conjunction with Red Bull Racing's Adrian Newey.
The fee will break the club's transfer record, which was set earlier this summer with the £36.9m signing of Mohamed Salah. The 22-year-old RB Leipzig midfielder has been Jurgen Klopp's top transfer target for the duration of the summer.
The English midfielder was offered 180,000-a-week by the Gunners as per the report, but still he has rejected it. Solhekol wrote on Twitter , " Arsenal to tell Oxlade-Chamberlain in next 24 hours if he can leave".
The truce was declared to pave the way for final negotiations linked to the fate of soldiers abducted by the terrorists in 2014. They departed for insurgent territory in Syria after offensives by Hizballah and the Syrian regime.
Crystal Palace boss Frank De Boer isn't anxious that it might take a while for his players to adapt to his style of football. Tammy Abraham , on loan from Chelsea, opened his account for the Swans to give the away side breathing space at the break.
The Weeknd , who was previously announced as a performer, is now absent on the Performers list of artists on the MTV .com website. In second place are host Katy and The Weeknd , as they both have five VMA nominations this year.
There was no word on this issue on the any of Chinese news outlets or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing . Both countries strongly recommended China to resolve the matter diplomatically and bilaterally with India.
McGregor had vowed to knock Mayweather out within two rounds, and he won the early rounds with movement and punches to the head. Conor McGregor may have lost his much-hyped fight to Floyd Mayweather but he was at his buoyant best at the press conference.
Cummins did not take long to make him his first victim during a deadly spell that also helped him grab two other wickets. So, four postponed Test series and hundreds of billions of tweets later, here we are, for what should be a close battle.
A partly to mostly cloudy sky will continue into Monday and Tuesday of next week with highs generally in the 70s to low 80s. The center expects the system to bring up to 6 inches of rain along the coasts of North and SC and southeast Virginia.
Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton named NL Player of the Week again
Obviously, Stanton, even with 50 under his belt, would have some work to do in order to run down Bonds before the season ends. There have been just eight 60-homer seasons in Major League Baseball history, and just five players have managed the feat.
SDK confirms Fitbit Ionic supports Windows Phone
But the Ionic will be FitBit's first true smartwatch , characterized by its ability to support numerous third-party apps. First off, the Ionic offers all of the typical fitness-tracking features you've come to expect from Fitbit .
What's Different at Whole Foods Starting Now?
Organic Fuji apples are marked down to $1.99 from $2.99 a pound, and bananas are now 49 cents, down from 79 cents a pound. John Mackey will remain as CEO and Whole Foods Market's headquarters will stay in Austin, Texas.