KSRelief continues its aid work in Yemen

KSRelief distributed food baskets to the displaced people in Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 28 August 2018

KSRelief continues its aid work in Yemen

RIYADH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) sent 14 trucks of relief aid goods through Wadiah border to Yemen on Monday.
The aid was aimed for Aden en route to Hodeidah governorate.
The convoy included 10,000 food baskets provided by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society in cooperation with KSRelief in preparation for distributing them to the needy in the region.
The initiative comes within the framework of humanitarian and relief assistance provided for Yemen through the Gulf Aid Coordination Office.
Meanwhile, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser to the Royal Court and general supervisor of KSRelief, urged the center’s staff to exert further efforts to assume the proper status among international relief and humanitarian organizations, and to be a pioneer in its field in line with the directives of the Saudi leadership.
Al-Rabeeah looked forward to starting a new phase of integrated humanitarian and relief works to enhance the image of the Kingdom in this field. On Sunday, KSRelief distributed food baskets to the displaced people in Yemen’s Al-Khokha district.


Saudi-backed electric car breaks through 500 miles range barrier

Updated 52 min 51 sec ago

Saudi-backed electric car breaks through 500 miles range barrier

  • Lucid Motors announced independent range verification of 517 miles on a single charge for its forthcoming Lucid Air all-electric sedan

 

LONDON:A Saudi-backed electric vehicle has broken through the 500 mile range barrier from a single charge.
Lucid Motors, in which Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is a major investor, on Wednesday announced independent range verification of 517 miles on a single charge for its forthcoming Lucid Air all-electric sedan.
The results confirm that the Lucid Air is the longest range electric vehicle to date, the car maker said in a statement.
So-called “range anxiety,” where drivers fear being stranded without power in their cars, is a major factor for electric vehicle manufacturers in convincing people to make the switch from traditional gasoline-fueled vehicles.
“Range and efficiency are widely recognized as the most relevant proof points by which EV technical prowess is measured,” said Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson. “A few years ago we revealed our alpha prototypes of the Lucid Air and promised over 400 miles range; a reflection of our technology at that time. In the intervening period we have achieved a series of technological breakthroughs, culminating in an unsurpassed degree of energy efficiency.”
The PIF agreed a $1 billion investment deal with Lucid Motors two years ago to develop the car at a factory in Arizona.
The production version of the Lucid Air will debut in an online event on Sept. 9, 2020. In addition to the vehicle’s final interior and exterior designs, new details about production specifications, available configurations, and pricing information will also be shared.
Customer deliveries of the Lucid Air, which will be produced at Lucid’s new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, will begin in early 2021.