Day: October 14, 2021

Boris Johnson’s car history from ‘rubbish dump’ Toyota to Tesla Roadster

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson is a car enthusiast – he’s been an automotive journalist and he’s appeared on Top Gear twice. 

But you wouldn’t know that from the cars he’s been known to drive and own. 

Boris Johnson has owned a wide variety of cars

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Boris Johnson has owned a wide variety of carsCredit: Jon Bond – The Sun

While he’s enjoyed access to all sorts of expensive vehicles, his own fleet has often been a lot more modest. 

Armoured government cars

The Prime Minister’s official car – or the Prime Ministerial Car – is actually a fleet of armour-plated Jaguar XJ ‘Sentinel’ saloons.

They’re designed to withstand explosives and gunfire, as are the Range Rover ‘Sentinel’ models that the Prime Minister also has access to, which are built to endure high-velocity rifle fire and massive explosions. 

Bullets from an AK47 wouldn't harm the occupants of this car

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Bullets from an AK47 wouldn’t harm the occupants of this carCredit: Alamy

“Boris prefers the much roomier Range

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Car production curbs hit TomTom amid chip shortage

(Reuters) – Dutch navigation and digital mapping company TomTom warned on Thursday supply chain problems in the auto sector could last until the first half of next year after it reported a bigger than expected quarterly core loss.

FILE PHOTO: TomTom logo is seen on a vehicle in Eindhoven, Netherlands, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File Photo

Auto production has been hammered by a global shortage in semiconductor chips, which has forced carmakers still recovering from last year’s coronavirus disruptions to halt production again.

“Collectively we have underestimated how big the supply chain issues, and especially for semiconductor shortages, have been or have become”, Chief Financial Officer Taco Titulaer told Reuters.

Titulaer added TomTom’s consumer and automotive revenue numbers would continue to be affected by these challenges.

The group said the recovery of its automotive division, which supplies maps and navigation software to carmakers, lagged expectations as it saw sales fall

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This Kitchen Gadget Turns Tap Water Into ‘wellness Drinks’

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