Nissan unveils Ariya, its new 100% electric SUV

At a recent online conference, Nissan unveiled the Ariya, its new electric car. With a range of 483 kilometers, it will be sold in 2021 starting at $ 40,000.

Nissan finally returns to the 100% electric vehicle, almost ten years after the Nissan Leaf. In a remote conference, the Japanese automaker presented its new electric SUV, Nissan Ariya. This vehicle will be marketed in Japan in the spring of 2021 and then in North America at the end of 2021. Equipped with two to four-wheel drive, it is armed with an estimated range of 482.8 kilometers and will equipped, under the hood, with a 63 kWh or 87 kWh battery of your choice. With the Ariya, Nissan is betting on discretion and sobriety - a bit like Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, whose name unintentionally evokes. The interior of its cabin is proof: its dashboard is only adorned with two rectangular screens of 12.3 inches each. The vehicle is of course connectable to other mobile devices, tha…

Morocco: slight drop in OCP turnover

The Moroccan phosphate giant recorded a slight drop to $ 1.27 billion in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $ 1.29 billion a year earlier,
Morocco: slight drop in OCP turnover

The turnover of the Moroccan group OCP (formerly Office chérifien des phosphates) decreased slightly to 1.27 billion dollars in the 1st quarter 2020, against 1.29 billion dollars a year earlier, according to the results revealed this Friday May 29 by the giant of the phosphate industries.

The increase in fertilizer exports to key markets was offset by lower prices compared to the 1st quarter of 2019, said an OCP press release.

Compared to the 4th quarter of 2019, however, turnover increased by 5%, says the group, "mainly due to higher sales volumes and a slight recovery in prices at the start of the year thanks to increased demand, "reports Xinhua.

Thus, the gross margin was $ 765 million compared to $ 847 million in the same period of 2019, which led to a drop in the margin rate to 61% compared to 67% at the end of March 2019. " This decline is mainly due to the drop in fertilizer prices, which was only partially offset by the drop in sulfur and ammonia prices, "explains the group.