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first_imgClemson quarterback Cole Stoudt, left, scrambles to get away from the defense of Georgia’s Leonard Floyd in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 45-21. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Comments   Share   Look, nobody here thinks anyone who follows the Arizona Cardinals is concerning themselves with the 2016 NFL Draft.After all, that is still roughly three months away and the team kind of has a playoff game (or three) left in the 2015 season.But if one wanted to start looking toward the draft, ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. has offered some help with his first mock draft of the year.In the piece, which is on ESPN Insider, the draft expert has the Cardinals picking 30th (based on regular season record, not expected postseason finish) and taking Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cardinals could use another pass-rusher, and Floyd has the explosiveness to be a special one. He has a lean frame, but he can get tackles off balance and is the kind of edge defender who can get quarterbacks to speed up their internal clock. I’d like to see him play a little more physical, but on a good team that is trying to protect leads, Floyd can help.The 6-foot-4, 231-pound Floyd tallied 17 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss over three years with the Bulldogs, and in 2015 was named to the All-SEC Coaches’ Second Team and was a Butkus Award finalist.For Arizona, he would make sense because upgrading the pass rush figures to be a priority in the offseason. The Cardinals ranked 20th in the NFL this past season with 36 sacks, though nine of them came in one game and their leader in the category with eight, Dwight Freeney, is 35 years old and not guaranteed to return.last_img read more

General Motors Has Grand Electric Car Plans For China

first_img More Info On Tesla Model 3 Configuration In China “China’s vehicle market has entered a new era of high-quality development, in which product and service excellence will be the key to sustained growth,” said Matt Tsien, GM executive vice president and president of GM China. “GM will continue to optimize our product mix, backed by our industry-leading technologies and adjacent services, and explore more opportunities in electrification and autonomous driving.”China has been GM’s largest retail sales market since 2012. Besides speeding up product launches and the upgrade of its brands to meet diverse demand nationwide, GM is exploring the introduction of new technology such as Super Cruise and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications in line with its vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. GM also continues to expand its presence in China, opening the new campus of the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), launching the SAIC-GM Battery Assembly Plant and creating a new joint venture with SAIC in financial leasing services in 2018.GM expects to exceed its five-year plan to launch 60 new or refreshed products between 2016 and 2020, including 10 NEVs. From 2021 through 2023, the company will maintain momentum by doubling its number of NEVs available in the domestic market. At the end of last year, GM’s NEV customers in China reached 200 million electric kilometers (124 million electric miles) driven, signaling increasing consumer acceptance of electric vehicles.GM delivered more than 3.64 million vehicles in China in 2018, in the midst of a softening vehicle market.Cadillac sales surpassed 200,000 units for the first time in China. Deliveries rose 17.2 percent year on year and outpaced the robust luxury vehicle segment, thanks to the successful launch and fast acceptance of the all-new XT4 luxury SUV, and refreshed XTS luxury sedan and CT6 flagship sedan. The luxury brand has steadily increased its percentage of GM’s sales in China over the past several years. Cadillac will continue to build upon its momentum in China’s luxury vehicle segment by following the brand’s global commitment to introduce one new model every six months through 2020.Chevrolet’s 2018 deliveries totaled 523,395 units. The brand capitalized on a product changeover that began in 2017, leading to volume growth at the higher end of its portfolio. Sales of the Equinox global SUV jumped more than 50 percent and deliveries of the Malibu XL flagship sedan increased 25 percent from a year earlier.Buick sold more than 1 million vehicles for a third year in its largest market, as it took the lead in carrying out a technology changeover that is making its propulsion systems more efficient. The Excelle GT sedan remained Buick’s most popular model, and the GL8 and GL6 helped the brand sustain its leadership in China’s MPV segment. Last year also marked a milestone for Buick in China, as sales surpassed 10 million units since the brand’s domestic launch in 1998.Baojun had sales of 839,612 units. The brand’s best-seller, the 510, strengthened its leadership in the SUV segment. It was joined last year by the 530 compact SUV.Wuling deliveries totaled more than 1 million units for another year. It maintained its dominant position in the contracting mini-commercial vehicle segment and continued to expand its foothold in passenger vehicles.Source: Gasgoo Electric cars are hot in China and GM intends to satisfy the thirst.General Motors plans to introduce a record of more than 20 new and refreshed models in China in 2019 to maintain its growth momentum in the world’s largest vehicle market and tap emerging opportunities in new energy vehicles (NEVs).About half the models being introduced this year will be new nameplates for GM’s China portfolio, developed by leveraging GM’s global expertise and vehicle design and engineering resources.More China News Audi Confirms E-Tron Electric SUV Will Be Sold In China In 2019 Buick To Launch New High-Volume BEV & PHEV In China Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 9, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more