The letter appeals to the Premier League to stop those looking to “use English football as a way to improve their image and hide their transgressions.”Khashoggi was assassinated on October 2, 2018 inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he went to collect documents to marry Cengiz. His remains were never found. Turkish and Western intelligence agencies said the order to kill him could only come from the highest levels of the Saudi government.“The proposed acquisition is not just ‘business’ for the crown prince and the Saudi authorities, but an attempt to evade justice and international scrutiny for an unconscionable act,” the letter from Cengiz.International Amnesty warned that the Premier League he risked becoming a “scapegoat” for the “sports laundering” of Saudi Arabia, which he accuses of organizing sports events to launder the image of the dictatorship. Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, murdered and dismembered last October at his country’s consulate in Istanbul, has asked this Tuesday to the Premier League to stop the acquisition of Newcastle United by a Saudi fund.The letter sent by the attorneys for Hatice Cengiz to the executive president of the Premier League, Richard MastersHe assures that English football “would be clouded by its connection with those who commit the most heinous crimes and then seek to launder them.”According to reports, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia will invest 300 million pounds -more than 344 million euros- to achieve an 80 percent participation of the English club. The Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the de facto leader of the kingdom, is the president of PIF.
The biggest plug-in manufacturers (as automotive groups)Here is one more look at the plug-in electric car sales in 2018 – by automotive groups, which in the case of multi-brand manufacturers is interesting.The first two places are occupied by Tesla (12% share) and BYD (11% share), but the third is the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance with 9% (it was 10% the previous year). RNMA is so far the biggest player among established manufacturers. The EV Sales Blog notes that the disruption comes from China (most sales and five manufacturers in Top 10), and start-ups (Tesla).Sales reports Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 4, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Global Sales December & 2018: 2 Million Plug-In Electric Cars Sold US Plug-In Electric Car Sales Charted: December 2018 Source: Electric Vehicle News In 2018 Over 386,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Were Registered In Europe Interesting is that Volkswagen Group dropped two positions in 2018, and is now behind Hyundai-Kia. In fact, Volkswagen’s position is not that bad compared to Toyota which is now #15 with a sales drop by 10% (a rare sight that sales actually decrease).World’s Top 10 Plug-In Automotive Groups – 2018Source: EV Sales Blog