You may recall, ahem, a few months ago we had a post on this website written by yours truly titled: “You Can Power An Entire Mobile Restaurant with the 2021 Ford F-150’s Onboard Generator.” It was a bit of fun, we did some math, a good time was had. However, we got an email this week that brought us back to those heady days of the June F-150 reveal. As it turns out, Ford engineers took an F-150 PowerBoost with Pro Power Onboard tech to a campsite in New York State with an oven, a mini fridge and a coffee maker, and they used it all to cook their meals.
PRAGUE (Reuters) – Consumer lender Home Credit Group posted on Friday a 619 million euro loss for the first half on provisioning to cover loan losses as the coronavirus pandemic hit consumers.
The lender whose operations include China, India and other markets in South-east Asia, Russia or the Czech Republic, said it had shrunk its lending book by 20% in response to the crisis but said business had started recovering.
“I am encouraged to see that our business has already been improving since late in the second quarter,” said Chief Executive Jean-Pascal Duvieusart. “Barring further economic shocks, we expect the business to continue rebounding in the second half of 2020.”
Impairment losses jumped to 1.79 billion euros from 871 million a year ago, the company said. Non-performing loan coverage ratio rose to 197.8% from 124.1% a year earlier.
“I am confident that by keeping our business intact despite such strong