Success in business implies optimism, mutual confidence, and fair play. A business man must hold a high opinion of the worth of what he has to sell and he must feel that he is a useful public servant. – R.H Cabell
There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation. Jim Rohn
RENAULT – Their big contender in the electric vehicle market was on display. The Zoe, which is expected to launch in 2013, runs solely on electric power. It is 4.1m in length and has a range of around 100 miles.
TOYOTA – Has announced that the Prius+ will be available from mid 2012 in the UK. The Prius+ has 7 seats and is longer and lower than the 7 seat Verso. It is powered by a 1.8 litre petrol engine and is coupled to Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive, but for the first time Toyota are using lithium-ion batteries instead of nickel metal hydride batteries to save weight. The target CO2 is sub-100g/km and the price is expected to be around £2,000 more than a Prius. The Prius+ should really have been called the Prius+2.
FORD – As part of the electric theme in the show, Ford showed their EV Focus. It is expected to go on sale in the UK next year, but will be in limited numbers.
This week’s manufacturer news
NISSAN – First deliveries of the Leaf electric car took place earlier this week at Glyn Hopkin in Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire. Further deliveries are due to commence later this week across all UK Nissan EV dealerships.
PORSCHE – Has announced that the 918 Spyder super car is now available to order, one year after its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. There are just 918 examples available priced from €645,000.
Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success. -Thomas J. Watson
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