Lenovo ‘remains PC leader’

Updated 16 April 2014

Lenovo ‘remains PC leader’

Lenovo remains the global leader in PCs for the 1st quarter of 2014, a position it has held since the 2nd quarter of 2013, according to IDC and Gartner.
IDC said that Lenovo achieved a 17.7 percent global PC market share compared with the 15.3 percent share for the first quarter of last year.
"This was 10.5 percent year over year growth and is in line with Lenovo's normal seasonal performance for the quarter. This performance added up to 12.96 million shipments for the quarter, which is a historical high for Lenovo," IDC said.
Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo chairman and CEO, said: "Despite a challenging environment, Lenovo has again proven its ability to outperform the market as a clear global leader in PCs."
He added that "we are leveraging our leadership position in the $200 billion-plus PC industry to build new pillars for growth through smart connected devices (PCs, tablets and smartphones), infrastructure devices (servers and storage) and ecosystem and cloud services."
"Already, these plus businesses account for 16 percent Lenovo revenue. Lenovo is not only number 1 in PCs but also number 2 in the PC + tablet category, and number 3 in smart connected devices globally demonstrating the balance in our business," he said.
He added: "We see plenty of room for innovation and profitable growth in PCs, and are optimistic about the future of the industry and our long term opportunity for sustained and success leadership."

EVRT Dubai 2020 charges into Middle East

Updated 23 February 2020

EVRT Dubai 2020 charges into Middle East

EVRT Dubai 2020, the electric vehicle road trip, is charging into the Middle East with the announcement of a series of first-of-its-kind initiatives designed to put electric vehicles through their paces.

More than a 100 participants are gearing up for EVRT Dubai 2020, with UAE Minister of Climate Change Dr. Thani Al-Zeyoudi set to join part of the trip. The road trip will see 15 electric vehicles take on the 1,000 km journey designed to inspire transformation to smarter mobility and electric vehicles. 

Ben Pullen, co-founder and CEO at Generation.e, said: “This year is more creative than ever before. World-first challenges and drag races will provide a major opportunity to gather the latest and greatest electric vehicles together from around the world to put them through their paces on home turf in the UAE. It’s a unique opportunity for manufacturers to showcase their lineup in an environment that truly flies the flag for electric vehicle adoption in the region.”

The World Regeneration Challenge aims to demonstrate just how powerful regenerative braking is, and how much of a game-changer it is for automotive industry. The challenge is simple: Electric vehicles, from a range of brands, will drive up to the top of the 1,934-meter Jebel Jais mountain to find out how much energy their vehicles can regenerate on the way down. The challenge is set to highlight how regenerative braking takes place when the vehicle is rolling down an incline or in free slow, with electric vehicles engaging their motors in reverse to generate electricity, resulting in their battery getting charged on their way back down the mountain.

Another challenge that is set to take place is the classic Electric Vehicle Drag Race.

Hyundai Motor Company and One Moto are the latest car manufacturers to pledge their support, with the brands seizing the opportunity to showcase their fully electric ranges to put them to the test, as they travel across the UAE in an expedition over six days from March 25 to 30.

Bangsun Jeong, head of operations, Hyundai Motor Company Middle East and Africa, said: “We are excited to showcase for the first time in the region the Hyundai Kona and Ioniq models at EVRT Dubai. Hyundai aims to become a global automotive leader in eco-friendly vehicles and we are currently planning a full lineup of 21 electrified models, including battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles.”

Suliman Al-Zaben, director, Juma Al-Majid Est, added: “With Dubai offering generous incentives for EV owners, we see a huge potential for electric vehicles in the market.”

The 2020 edition is organized by Generation.e, the entity supporting the acceleration of electric vehicles and smarter mobility adoption across the world. The event will be launched on March 25 at Dubai’s Sustainable City.