Charging is a common concern with electric vehicles. But some owners of the brand-new Mustang Mach-E have run into a peculiar problem: their electric SUVs won’t start even when the main battery pack is full. That’s because, The Verge has learned, there’s a problem with some early Mustang Mach-E SUVs that involves how the much smaller 12-volt battery gets charged. It’s the latest in a growing line of small issues that have come to light during the rollout of Ford’s first long-range electric car . As is the case in other electric cars, the Mustang Mach-E keeps its 12-volt lead-acid battery topped up by essentially sipping power from the much larger lithium-ion battery pack. Based on owners’ accounts across multiple forum threads, including one who spoke to The Verge , the problem is this stops happening whenever the Mustang Mach-E is plugged in to charge up the larger battery pack. That is especially an issue for owners in areas with cold weather, as Ford encourages … [Read more...] about Bad software is turning some Mustang Mach-Es into ‘electric bricks’
The midsize luxury sedan is in a hurry to get a nip and tuck. It was only three years ago when Lexus introduced the seventh-generation ES and now Toyota's luxury division is gearing up to present the mid-cycle facelift. Joining the bold LF-Z Electrified concept at Auto Shanghai, the updated midsize sedan is going to break cover on April 19. Meanwhile, a teaser photo+video combo has been released to ease the wait. From what we're being allowed to see, the ES facelift will feature mildly redesigned headlights with a different light pattern for the sharper daytime running lights. The main headlight cluster also appears to have a slightly modified configuration with three square modules instead of the current car’s trapezoidal projectors. 2022 Lexus ES facelift 2021 Lexus ES We took a snapshot of the teaser video right at the moment when the car's rear end appears. It seems to have a trunk lid spoiler suggesting it's a sportier trim, although the F Sport … [Read more...] about 2022 Lexus ES Facelift Teaser Video Announces April 19 Premiere
Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in as Tanzania's president at State House in Dar es Salaam on Friday, making history as the first woman to hold the top job in the East African country. The 61-year-old's inauguration comes two days after she announced the passing of President John Magufuli . Prior to his death, Magufuli had not been seen in public for over two weeks, prompting speculation that he may have been suffering from COVID-19, which he had repeatedly denied was a problem in Tanzania. The government has blamed Magufuli's death on heart problems. 'Time to stand together' In her first public address as president, Suluhu Hassan — who is affectionately known as Mama Samia — said it was a difficult day in her political career. "Today I have taken an oath different from the rest that I have taken in my career," she said. "Those were taken in happiness. Today I took the highest oath of office in mourning." Samia Suluhu Hassan inpects a military honor guard after her … [Read more...] about Samia Suluhu Hassan: Who is Tanzania’s new president?
Video Player Close Samia Suluhu Hassan (L) is sworn in as Tanzanian president at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on March 19, 2021. Hassan was on Friday sworn in as Tanzanian president, becoming the country's first female president. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, following the death of President John Magufuli on Wednesday. (State House of Tanzania/Handout via Xinhua) DAR ES SALAAM, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Samia Suluhu Hassan was on Friday sworn in as Tanzanian president, becoming the country's first female president. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, following the death of President John Magufuli on Wednesday. After the ceremony, Hassan received a 21-gun-salute and inspected a guard of honor mounted by the Tanzania People's Defense Forces. The ceremony was attended by Zanzibar President Hussein Mwinyi, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, … [Read more...] about Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn in as Tanzanian president
Samia Suluhu Hassan, 61, made history Friday when she was sworn in as Tanzania’s first female president at State House, the government offices in Dar es Salaam, the country's largest city. Dressed in a hijab and holding up a Quran with her right hand, Hassan took the oath of office, administered by Chief Justice Ibrahim Jumavowing, in which she vowed to uphold the constitution of the East African country. The inauguration was witnessed by members of the Cabinet and Tanzania's former presidents Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Jakaya Kikwete and Abeid Karume. The former heads of state were the only ones in the room wearing facemasks to protect against Covid-19. Hassan then went outside to inspect a military guard of honour. Hassan's inauguration comes two days after she announced the death of President John Magufuli, who had not been seen in public for more than two weeks. READ MORE: John Magufuli, Tanzanian president who denied coronavirus, dies at 61 Tanzania leader claims country … [Read more...] about Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn in as Tanzania’s first female president