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Renault accelerates EV’s amid EU spike in greener sales

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French automobile manufacturer Renault is accelerating its electric vehicle strategy.

It’s announced plans to launch 10 new battery-electric vehicles by 2025

The EU has seen a spike in electric vehicle sales as Europe’s climate focus intensifies.

A new report details that one in every nine cars sold in the EU is now an EV.

Despite COVID lockdowns, restrictions, and a global chip shortage, analysts say there is still plenty of demand.

The uptick in electric car sales caused a 12% drop in average CO2 emissions of new cars sold in Europe last year, compared within 2019, reversing a trend that had seen such emissions increase for three consecutive years.

It was the biggest annual drop in such emissions since the EU introduced its car CO2 standards in 2010.

Of the 11.6 million new cars registered in the EU, Iceland, Norway, and Britain last year, 11% were fully electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, according to the provisional data.

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Tougher CO2 targets for automakers officially came into force last year.

The new regulation pushed carmakers to curb their fleet-wide emissions by selling more low-emission vehicles, buy credits from other carmakers that overachieved their targets, or face fines. The EEA did not confirm which carmakers met their targets.

Countries including France and Germany also included electric vehicle subsidies in COVID-19 economic recovery packages last year.

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AI enters the Big Brother house, raising concerns around the truth of reality TV

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How will the integration of AI into reality TV impact audience engagement and what role will this have on the future of entertainment?

The latest season of Big Brother has left fans scratching their heads with the introduction of Big Brother AI, also knowns as BB AI, taking centre stage.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss all the curious AI cases of the week. #featured

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UN initiative aims to set international standards for AI ethics

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The United Nations has launched a comprehensive initiative aimed at establishing international guidelines for the governance of artificial intelligence.

The UN seeks to address ethical concerns, regulatory frameworks, and human rights implications associated with AI advancements.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from the UniSC joins to discuss the latest. #featured

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No console, no problem according to Amazon’s next-gen streaming innovation

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Xbox cloud gaming expands access with Amazon Fire TV Stick compatibility.

Xbox confirmed that the new instalment of Call of Duty—Black Ops 6—will be releasing day one on Xbox Game Pass later this year.

In recent news, 2023’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 will also land on Game Pass on July 24th. This marks the first Activision title to be released on Game Pass since Microsoft’s recent acquisition.

Gaming and tech correspondent Emily Leaney joins to discuss all the latest.

 

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