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Volkswagen Import showcases 16 models at 2015 Chengdu Motor Show

Till Scheer, managing director of Volkswagen Import, with the all new Golf GTE at the Chengdu Motor Show, says environmental awareness is increasing in China. Volkswagen Import has presented 16 vehicle models to the ongoing Chengdu Motor Show, with the lineup led by Volkswagen’s first plug-in hybrid-the all new Golf GTE.In addition to the unveiling of the all new Golf GTE, Volkswagen Import has invited Taiwanese celebrity race car driver Roy Chiu to explain the details that make the all new GTE so special.Managing Director of Volkswagen Import Till Scheer, said: “From January to July this year, total sales of new energy vehicles in China grew by a factor of 2.6 compared to the same period in 2014. This clearly shows that China is witnessing a trend toward increased environmental awareness.””The all new Golf GTE will be a high-performance yet eco-friendly product available to Chinese consumers,” Scheer said. “We will have more newenergy models providing more green travel choices for Chinese consumers by the end of 2016.”Prioritizing environmentThe all new Golf GTE comes from a Gran-Turismo based family of high-performance vehicles. Its MQB lightweight modular platform and powerful plug-in hybrid drive make it a true industry leader.Volkswagen’s Golf GTE features a 1.4 TSI petrol engine and a powerful electric motor, together producing a maximum power output of 204 hp and an incredible 350 nm of torque.In GTE mode, the Golf GTE accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in only 7.6 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of up to 202 km/h. In E-MoDE, the GTE can run on 100 percent electric for up to 50 kilometers and has a top speed of 130 km/h.With ultra-low carbon dioxide emissions of 38 grams per kilometer and strong acceleration, the all new Golf GTE brings together high performance and low fuel consumption. Not surprisingly, it has quickly become one of Europe’s most sought-after green sports cars.The Golf GTE is also equipped with Car-net as well as second-generation MIB display, a 6.5-inch capacitive touch screen with multi-touch features, including two-finger resizing and slipping control.

UK healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone

Liberia’s last known Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo sits in the exit portion of a Chinese Ebola treatment unit, where she was treated, in Monrovia, Liberia, March 5, 2015. LONDON/FREETOWN – Britain said on Wednesday a military healthcare worker had tested positive for Ebola while working in Sierra Leone and airport officials there said the patient would be flown home overnight. “An investigation into how the military worker was exposed to the virus is currently underway and tracing of individuals in recent contact with the diagnosed worker is being undertaken,” Public Health England said in a statement. Airport officials said that a plane was due in at around midnight local time (0000 GMT) to transport the patient back to the United Kingdom. Former coloniser Britain has sent nearly 800 soldiers to help organise a campaign to control the epidemic in Sierra Leone and to build treatment centres. In addition, hundreds of national health workers have volunteered to assist there. Two Britons who contracted the virus have already been successfully treated at the Royal Free hospital in London, the country’s designated centre, and other healthcare workers have also been treated there. It was not immediately clear why the patient would not be treated in the British Kerry Town Ebola facility near the capital Freetown which has a special section intended for infected healthcare workers and international staff. Ebola has now killed nearly 10,000 people in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and infected more than 24,200 people since the outbreak began in Guinea a year ago. Rates of new infections have come down swiftly in recent months, however, and Liberia last week released its last known Ebola patient from hospital. Sierra Leone remains the country with the highest rate of transmission and as of 10 March still had 127 patients in Ebola treatment centres across the country, according to a government health ministry report. A clinical trial of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp’s experimental drug TKM-Ebola-Guinea was due to start on Wednesday in Sierra Leone, Britain’s Wellcome Trust global health charity said.



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