BYD starts strong in 2022 with sales of 92,926 New Energy Vehicles

SHENZHEN, CHINA – WEBWIRE



BYD announced New Energy Vehicles (NEV) sales totaled 92,926, soaring 367.6% of sales in January 2021. Overall, BYD sold 95,180 passenger cars in January, up 126.1% year-over-year.


The strong sales start for 2022 comes after annual sales of nearly 600,000 vehicles in 2021.


BYD sold 46,386 pure electric vehicles in January, up 220.7% year-over-year. Meanwhile, BYD Dual Mode models sold 46,540 units, rocketing 760.6% year-over-year, thanks to its advanced DM-i super hybrid technology.


The flagship BYD Han model, a mid to large sedan, sold 12,780 units in January, marking the fifth consecutive month with a sales volume exceeding 10,000 units. Along with the Han, the Tang SUV achieved a sales volume of 9,060 units, revealing superb product power.


Addition to that, EA1 (code name), the very first production model built upon the e-platform 3.0, hit a monthly sales record at 10,602 units.


In addition to the strong sales start to 2022, Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy, listed BYD at the top of its 2022 Global 500 report.


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GAIL starts India’s maiden project of blending hydrogen into CGD network


           Gas Authority of India Limited has commenced India’s first-of-it’s-kind project of mixing hydrogen into natural gas system at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The hydrogen blended natural gas will be supplied to Avantika Gas Limited, one of GAIL’s Joint Venture (JV) Company with HPCL, operating in Indore.


In line with the National Hydrogen Mission, GAIL has started hydrogen blending as a pilot project to establish the techno-commercial feasibility of blending hydrogen in City Gas Distribution (CGD) network. This project marks the stepping stone of India’s journey towards hydrogen based and carbon neutral future.


GAIL started injection of grey hydrogen at City Gate Station (CGS), Indore. This grey hydrogen would subsequently be replaced by green hydrogen. GAIL has already obtained necessary regulatory permissions to commence the project. GAIL has also engaged domain experts to carry out the impact assessment of blending of hydrogen in natural gas.


GAIL has always been committed to the growth of a gas-based economy in India and to India’s vision of a greener and cleaner environment. As our country is moving forward with ambitious goal of achieving a carbon-neutral and self-reliant future, this project is a significant step in that direction.


It is expected that this pilot project would help in creation of a robust standard and regulatory framework in India to cover the aspects of injecting hydrogen into natural gas. This will pave the path for carrying out more similar projects in India.


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Lufthansa starts vaccination of employees in Germany

  • Initially up to 2,000 weekly vaccinations
  • Michael Niggemann: “Lufthansa employees make important contribution to society.”
  • Crews and employees with personal customer contact receive vaccination offer first

Lufthansa began vaccinating the first employees in Germany. In the first week, 2,000 vaccine doses will be available and can be administered by the Group’s Medical Service in Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg. The initial focus is on those colleagues who have personal contact with customers, such as aircraft crews or employees at the stations.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, our employees have also been making an important contribution to society. With our flight and cargo services, we give travelers the security of being able to perform socially or economically important tasks, for example. We are pleased to now be able to offer our employees a vaccination,” says Dr. Michael Niggemann, Chief Human Resources Officer Lufthansa Group.

Lufthansa recommends that its employees take advantage of the opportunity to be vaccinated.

NTPC Bongaigaon starts COVID Care Center

NTPC , a Maharatna PSU under Ministry of Power continues its fight towards COVID and the dedicated team of power professionals are leaving no stone unturned  to control the disease from spreading. Continuing its effort against COVID, NTPC Bongaigaon Medical Cell today made the NTPC Bongaigaon COVID Care centre operational in association with Apollo Telehealth Services . It was inaugurated yesterday by Shri Subrata Mandal, CGM, NTPC on 25th May,2021 who inspected the facilities available.

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The centre incorporates state-of-art technology to manage COVID cases at remote locations. The COVID care centre is equipped with 10 COVID beds, each equipped with a multipara monitor for continuous monitoring of temperature, SPO2, heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate. 

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One e-ICU which is equipped with invasive ventilators, multichannel bedside monitor, webcam and LED television connected to Apollo, Chennai for real time monitoring of critically ill patients are also being installed in the centre. Besides 2 BiPAP machines for non-invasive ventilation, 7 oxygen concentrators and oxygen cylinders for oxygen support, Point-of-care diagnostics for assessment of d-dimer, troponin, CRP, ABG and ECG, 2 cart on wheels for easy accessibility of emergency medicines and equipments such as pulse oximeter, IR thermometers etc. makes the centre well equipped to deal with any kind of exigency. Besides 2 kiosks for sample collection, 6 doctors and 10 nurses will be providing round the clock services to the patients.

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U.S. Housing Starts Surge To 15-year High –

Mosaic’s Construction Technology

Mosaic’s Construction Technology

PHOENIXApril 16, 2021PRLog — According to a report on national housing starts released today, U.S. homebuilding surged to nearly a 15-year high in March. The housing market demand is being fueled by the demand of millions of Americans who continue to work from home and seek larger accommodations.

Mosaic (https://mosaic.us/), a construction technology company is addressing the state’s housing shortage in partnership with one of Arizona’s most forward-thinking builders as well as a premier land developer, by offering innovative, sustainable designs with improved efficiencies, while also reducing construction waste.

According to the Arizona Association of Realtors®, between March 2020 and March 2021, the number of active listings statewide fell 53 percent, while sales rose by just over 10 percent.  The sharp decline in listings meant just over one month’s worth of inventory at current sales levels, or falling nearly 55 percent, and prompting sales prices to rise by nearly 12 percent.

In general, because a balanced market between buyers and sellers is generally considered closer to six months, this inventory shortage is putting more pressure on homebuilders to add more supply, while also maintaining quality standards.  That’s where Mosaic fits in.

In Prescott Valley, Mosaic serves as the general contractor and oversees the entire building process for 350 new homes at Jasper by Mandalay Homes (https://www.mandalayhomes.com/community/jasper/), a collection of single-family, net-zero energy homes at the base of the area’s picturesque Glassford Hill.  Currently offering 11 different floor plans, homes at Jasper will range from approximately 1,231 to 2,531 square feet.

“Mandalay was approaching the limits of building materials and product innovation, and we’ve been searching for a company like Mosaic to catalyze the next step,” said Dave Everson, owner and founder of Mandalay Homes. “Mosaic has reduced our framing time, increased our control over the construction process, and has operated with admirable attention to quality.”

Reports released today by the Commerce Department indicate U.S. housing starts surged 19.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.739 million units last month, the highest level since June 2006.  A combination of increasing COVID-19 vaccinations, warmer weather and continued fiscal stimulus are driving the economy, with growth this year by economists expected to be the strongest in nearly four decades.

In Flagstaff, Mosaic is also working with Mandalay Homes as the general contractor and architect for Adora at Timber Sky (https://adoratimbersky.com/), a collection of 35, single-family homes ranging from approximately 1,650 to 1,850 square feet.  Nationally recognized as an industry leader in energy conservation, indoor air quality, and water sustainability, Mandalay Homes has earned the Indoor airPLUS Leader Award six years in a row for its Indoor airPLUS homes.

Developed by Vintage Partners, the Timber Sky (http://vintagevp.com/project/timber-sky) master plan is one of only 11 ‘dark sky’ communities in the world, allowing residents and visitors to take full advantage of northern Arizona’s clear skies for stargazing.

Elsewhere in Flagstaff, Mosaic is acting as the general contractor, architect, and site planner for Vintage Partners (http://vintagevp.com/projects) to create the 200-home Sky Cottages community.  This unique single-family, build-to-rent (BTR) neighborhood is based on three core principles: Sustainable energy efficiency shared amenities and spaces, and multi-modal transportation options.

Located on 20 acres adjacent to the Timber Sky master-planned community, the residences will include their own front door to the outside instead of a common hallway.  In addition, many homes will also feature private yards or patios. Interior spaces will range from approximately 750 to 1,250 square feet, feature all-electric appliances, and at least 20 homes will be constructed with solar panels.

“Mosaic has created immense value for us in the Flagstaff, Arizona market,” said Walter Crutchfield, Managing Partner at Vintage Investment Partners. “Not only have their home designs improved our design guidelines, but the way they’re building the homes will raise the bar for innovation in developments around the country.”

In order to accomplish this, Mosaic brings an extensive range of experience and the power of their proprietary software to make homebuilding scalable. Their end-to-end homebuilding software platform delivers value throughout the entire homebuilding process, from design through construction, and even extending into warranty calls.

“Our mission is to build places people love and make them widely available,” said Salman Ahmad, CEO and co-founder of Mosaic.  “We have developed software technologies that make construction more efficient and scalable. With every home Mosaic builds, we are expanding an ecosystem of like-minded partners eager to improve our communities. By scripting and automating the construction process, we are able to build in a way that is more dynamic, allowing us to build more diverse and unique homes anywhere in the world.”