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Low-cost SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle production accelerated

In a surprise announcement, electric bike manufacturer SONDORS has reported that its low-cost electric motorcycle known as the SONDORS Metacycle is running ahead of its production schedule.

The first deliveries of the $5,000 Metacycle weren’t expected to begin arriving at customers’ homes until Q4 2021.

Based on a recent email sent to early reservation holders, SONDORS now appears to be making quicker progress than initially anticipated.

As a result, the company is expecting deliveries of the SONDORS Metacycle to now begin in Q3 2021. Based on the company’s timeline, addressed in the email below, production is expected to run around one month ahead of schedule.

The budget-minded electric motorcycle was unveiled to much acclaim in January of this year. While it received a largely positive response, one of the few criticisms was the fairly lengthy pre-order period that pushed deliveries until Q4 2021.

The update from SONDORS is likely

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Thailand auto sales and production to stabilise in 2021 – analyst | Automotive Industry News

After signs of a rebound in December, an analyst forecasts that Thailand’s market will bottom out in 2021, even as volumes for the year are still expected to be down on 2020.

Thailand’s new vehicle market rebounded strongly in December 2020, with sales rising by over 7% to 95,636 units from 89,285 units in the same month of the previous year, according to wholesale data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

While the rebound came against weak year-earlier sales, the vehicle market had become much more stable in the last few months. Day-to-day domestic economic activity in the country had largely returned to normal after the government eased social and business restrictions towards the end of the second quarter as the threat of COVID-19 receded.

The economy was still under significant pressure from weak private consumption and investment, however, while business and consumer confidence remained weak.

The Federation

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UK Car Production Down 95 Percent In May As Factories Start To Reopen

It’s the lowest May output since 1946.

UK car manufacturing facilities remained quiet in May despite production officially restarting at various factories. That’s the story told by new figures from the country’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which show last month’s output was down 95 percent compared with the same period in 2019.

May 2020 was the industry’s worst May since 1946, with just 5,314 cars rolling off British production lines – a 95.4 percent drop compared with the 116,035 that were built in May 2019. That said, the figure does represent a sizeable increase on the 197 cars built in April this year, when the coronavirus lockdown was at its most stringent.

Coronavirus: The Aftermath

Even though some factories restarted production last month, including Bentley’s Crewe plant and Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull facility, they were still operating at a fraction of their normal capacity. According

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HBO Production Company Sued For $8M After Massive Car Dealership Fire

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613 Automotive Group was being used for the I Know This Much Is True HBO series when the blaze broke out.

A car dealership in Ellenville is suing an HBO production company for $8 million after the location was destroyed by a massive fire after being used as a set for the television series I Know This Much To Be True, according to the Record Online. The series stars Mark Ruffalo. The lawsuit was filed by 613 Automotive Group and issued to Calling Grace Productions due to negligence.

On May 9th, 2019, just after midnight, a fire erupted at the dealership and completely engulfed the 10,000-square-foot facility while torching dozens of vehicles. Some of the cars were owned by the dealership while others were antiques that were put in place by the production company to use on set. According to the source, the

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