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Tesla CEO Elon Musk breaks ground on Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla CEO Elon Musk breaks ground on Shanghai GigafactoryThe first car plant in China to be wholly owned by a foreign company.



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Tesla CEO Musk breaks ground at Shanghai Gigafactory to launch China push

Tesla CEO Musk breaks ground at Shanghai Gigafactory to launch China pushSHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Tesla Inc broke ground on Monday for its Shanghai Gigafactory where it plans to begin making its Model 3 electric vehicles (EV) by year-end, a first step in localising production in the world’s largest auto market. At a ceremony at the site of the plant on the outskirts of Shanghai, Chief Executive Elon Musk joined the city’s mayor and other local government officials to formally begin construction of a factory that Tesla has said will cost around $ 2 billion. “We think with the resources here we can build the Shanghai Gigafactory in record time and we’re looking forward to hopefully having some initial production of the Model 3 towards the end of this year and achieving volume production next year,” Musk said at the event.



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18 hurt as burning van slams into crowd in Shanghai

18 hurt as burning van slams into crowd in ShanghaiA van caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians on a crowded pavement outside a Starbucks in central Shanghai on Friday, injuring at least 18 people, three of them seriously, authorities and witnesses said. Zhang Sai, a security guard at an adjacent building, told AFP the van was on fire when it veered out of control and mounted the curb, striking pedestrians and sending others scurrying to get out of the way. AFP journalists who arrived at the site found it had been quickly cleared by authorities.



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Smoking Driver Hits Crowd In Shanghai After Accidentally Igniting Van

Smoking Driver Hits Crowd In Shanghai After Accidentally Igniting VanA van ran into a crowd of pedestrians in Shanghai on Friday morning, injuring more than a dozen people, according to local media reports.



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Shanghai probes Marriott hotels over geography gaffe

Shanghai probes Marriott hotels over geography gaffeAuthorities in Shanghai are investigating hotel giant Marriott after it triggered an online uproar with a customer questionnaire that listed Chinese-claimed regions such as Tibet and Hong Kong as separate countries. City officials said in a notice dated late Wednesday that they were probing whether the gaffe in Marriott International’s Mandarin-language questionnaire violated national cyber-security and advertising laws. Marriott has issued an apology and amended the online questionnaire, which asked members of the chain’s customer rewards programme to list their country of residence, giving Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan as possible options.



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On Shanghai outskirts, some residents unmoved as China unveils leadership

On Shanghai outskirts, some residents unmoved as China unveils leadershipBy David Stanway FENGXIAN, China (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to the country on Wednesday about “waves of positive energy” from the ruling Communist Party after its twice-a-decade leadership shuffle, but on the rural outskirts of Shanghai, not everyone was riveted to the screen. As the party congress drew to a close and Xi prepared to unveil a new leadership team during the national broadcast, some elderly residents gathering for lunch in the sleepy suburb of Fengxian expressed indifference.



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Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flightBEIJING (AP) — A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.



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Citroën moves comfortably into the SUV market in Shanghai

Citroën moves comfortably into the SUV market in ShanghaiAs well as being the marque’s first ever full-size SUV, the new C5 Aircross promises to be the most comfortable and powerful production car in Citroën’s history when it goes on sale following its Shanghai reveal. Two years after unveiling a fun full-size SUV concept, Citroën has returned to Auto Shanghai with a full production version of the C5 Aircross. “[It is] faithful to the Aircross Concept,” said Citroën Design Director, Alexandre Malval.



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New York architects are planning this giant electric car charging tower for Shanghai

New York architects are planning this giant electric car charging tower for Shanghai

Electric cars are the future of transportation — or at least a big part of the future of transportation — but charging them is still an undeniable hassle. Unlike gas-powered vehicles, electric cars and trucks can't simply get a quick tank full of electricity and then zip off a few minutes later. So what will be the future of gas stations when gas becomes a secondary option? New York's Ennead Architects think they've got a good idea, and it's a giant charging tower that scoops up electric cars so it can move them out of the way while they're being charged.

The firm's current concept, which it's planning and brainstorming for potential installation in a new urban center in Shanghai, includes a trio of large towers that will house the vehicles as they're getting charged up. Using modern fast-charging techniques, the cars could conceivably be recharged and back on the road less than a half hour after entering the tower, which would give the passengers enough time to wander around and get only slightly bored before hitting the pavement once again.

The conceptual renders are pretty eye-catching, with the semi-transparent towers giving off a very futuristic vibe, but the whole package still manages to feel like some sort of weird roadside attraction which is part of its appeal. The towers have the dual purpose of being aesthetically pleasing while also allowing many more cars to use the facility than would be possible with regular parking and standard chargers. Ennead's concept is still early in its inception, but it's definitely one interesting idea of what the future of "gas" stations may look like.



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