Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS) Tennis was the ultimate winner at the KSLTA courts as almost all the matches -- singles quarterfinals and doubles semifinals -- went till the wire in the US $ 162,500 Bengaluru Open, giving the viewers their money's worth. Indian tennis legend Leander Paes doubled their joy by reaching the title round along with his partner Matthew Abden.
The Indo-Aussie pair quelled the challenge of the second seeds Jonathan Erlich of Israel and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 amidst the chanting of Leander's name by the supportive crowd.
The only match that didn't produce the fireworks was the second semifinal between another Indo-Australian pair of Saketh Myneni (IND) and Matt Reid who had to concede their match to an all Indian pair of Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan, seeded fourth here.
The latter had won the first set 7-5 and were tied 15-15 in the first game of the second set when Reid fell down and hurt his knee.
Chicago, Feb 21 (IANS) General Motors (GM) on Thursday launched the Chevrolet Menlo sedan in China, the brand's first fully electric vehicle in the world's largest EV market.
The sporty-looking hatchback was also the third EV that GM rolled out in China, following the Buick Velite 6 EV and Baojun E-series, all produced by joint-venture partnerships in China, the Xinhua news agency reported.
According to GM, the Chevrolet Menlo will be initially offered in Beijing, available in four variants priced from 1,59,900 yuan to 1,79,900 yuan ($22,800 to $25,700) after national subsidies for new energy vehicles.
"Along with being a new energy vehicle, the Chevrolet Menlo inherits Chevrolet's sporty DNA that dates back to its founding by race car drivers," said Scott Lawson, general director of Chevrolet for SAIC-GM, a Shanghai-based joint venture.
"It will meet the performance and styling demands of our customers and at the same time provide the efficiency that new energy vehicle owners expect," he added.
Based on the concept vehicle of Chevrolet FNR-X, Chevrolet Menlo has a constant-speed range of up to 410 km under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a single charge.
GM outlined its "All-Electric Path to Zero Emissions" in October 2017, and announced a new electric offensive with 20 new all-electric vehicles to launch by 2023.
In the rapidly expanding Chinese EV market, which saw half of the world's total sales, GM now faces fierce competition not only from local brands and European automakers, but also the American EV giant Tesla.
Tesla started delivering Model 3s made in its Shanghai Gigafactory at the end of last year.