BMW thieves strike London salesman, drag him into traffic

first_img Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. See More Videos advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Although Moe still held the wireless key in his pocket, the suspect was able to put the BMW in gear and drive away. RELATED First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Trending in Canada Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Moe Al-Kaissy clings to the hood of a BMW 4 Series as thief flees  Mustafa Al-Kaissy / CTV News London RELATED TAGS4 SeriesBMWFlexNew VehiclesOntarioWindsorauto theftBMWCrimeFlexLondonLondon (Ontario)NewsOntarioWindsor A London car salesman is recovering after a brazen car theft that nearly claimed his life.Frightening CCTV footage shows Moe Al-Kaissy, 23, clinging to the hood of a BMW 4 Series before falling into a live lane of traffic.  CTV News reports that Al-Kaissy was contacted about a vehicle for sale at Sport Motors, a family dealership in London, Ontario. While showing the vehicle, the client asked to hear the engine running. Once behind the wheel, the suspect asked to make a phone call.   Police in southern Ontario warn of targeted car thefts pulled off using key fobs COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Police bust car thief twice – in the same day – outside TorontoThe driver took off as Moe paced in front of the car’s path, striking his knee and throwing him on to the hood. Moe recounts clinging to the wiper arms in terror as the car pulled on to Oxford Street, then choosing to let go before reaching the much faster and busier Highbury Avenue.  After tumbling onto the road, footage from a neighbouring business shows what appears to be an accomplice’s Audi A4 mounting the sidewalk and nearly striking him at a high rate of speed. “I genuinely thought I was going to die,” the 23-year-old told CTV. “My feet are all ripped up right now.”  GPS tracking now shows the car in North York and police are investigating.  In almost ten years of business, this is the first time the family-owned dealership has experienced anything of this sort. It is fortunate that Moe’s quick thinking averted greater tragedy, and the Al-Kaissys are aiming to take something constructive from the experience.  Moe’s brother Mustafa told reporters that they hope to raise awareness that might avert similar crimes against other dealerships, concluding that “a car is replaceable, but a human life isn’t and that’s what most important.” This also serves a stark reminder to the driving public that a running car is a vulnerable car. Whether at the gas station or a coffee stop, it only takes a second for someone to throw a wrench into your day.  LISTEN: We kick off Season 4 with at look at new EVs available in Canada. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Liebherr gives Hong Tai a lift

first_imgThe company’s chairman, Chao-Cheng Lu and general manager, Chao-Shuen Lu travelled to Liebherr’s manufacturing plant in Ehingen to take delivery of the new cranes.Hong Tai plans to use the new cranes for jobs in refineries and steel mills, as well as in the erection of tower cranes.Hong Tai currently has 33 mobile cranes in its fleet, including 15 Liebherr cranes with a load capacity of 90 tonnes or more. The company chose to invest in the 750-tonne LTM 1750-9.1 for the excellent load capacities and flexibility of the model.  www.liebherr.comlast_img read more

Siemens and Gamesa to merge

first_imgSiemens will hold 59 percent of the share capital of the combined company, while Gamesa will hold 41 percent.The new company will have its legal domicile, global headquarters and onshore headquarters in Spain, while its offshore headquarters will reside in Germany and Denmark.The merged outfit is expected to have a 69 GW installed base worldwide, an order backlog of around EUR20 billion (USD22.6 billion) and revenue of EUR9.3 billion (USD10.5 billion).Siemens noted that its wind power business has a strong foothold in North America and northern Europe, while Gamesa is well positioned in fast-growing emerging markets, such as India and Latin America, and southern Europe.As part of the Siemens deal, Gamesa has entered into a contractual agreement with Areva, which will see the two parties waive their existing contractual restrictions in the offshore wind joint venture, Adwen.This merger of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) follows the acquisition of Alstom’s power generation business by GE at the end of last year, which has had a significant impact on some of the project forwarding companies that relied on Alstom’s business.HLPFI wonders what impact this latest merger will have on the wind energy logistics business. If you have any thoughts, please let the editorial team know at [email protected]last_img read more

Montréal may electrify

first_imgCANADA: Agence Métropolitaine de Transport and Hydro-Québec agreed on May 5 to invite proposals for a study to determine the feasibility of electrifying four of Montréal’s commuter rail routes totalling 250 km.Only one line, the Deux-Montagnes, is now operated by electric traction. Converting the Dorion, Blainville and Delson routes would cost more than C$300m, according to an AMT estimate. The Mont-St-Hilaire line was not included in the figure but will be part of the study. Electrification, if approved, could be installed over 15 years, beginning in 2011, with Hydro-Québec contributing to the cost. Meanwhile, an environmental report released on May 8 by the Québec Bureau d’Audiences Publiques en Environnement has endorsed plans for the proposed Train de l’Est commuter rail project to Repentigny and Mascouche. But the BAPE report said AMT had not demonstrated that the proposed alignment was the best option. The electrified route would add an estimated 11 000 weekday riders; the existing AMT system carries 16 million passengers a year, the sixth largest commuter rail ridership in North America.last_img read more