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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class


The all-new G-Class makes its public debut at the Detroit auto show in G550 form. Completely redeveloped and fitted with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine offering 427ps and 450 lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm to 4,750rpm, despite near-identical looks to its predecessor plenty has changed for the Mercedes-Benz SUV.

Ford’s F150 pickup gets its first diesel motor


Developed by the powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine for super duty trucks, the all-new 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke unit promises 250ps, 440 lb-ft of torque, and an anticipated 5175kg of towing capacity.

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In light of Fisker's solid-state battery breakthrough and claims of a one minute charge time, will this electric vehicle technology development kick-start mass BEV uptake? 


Allison renews Remy deal

Remy International has announced it has reached a long-term agreement with Allison Transmission to continue supplying its electric motors for the GM-Allison Hybrid EP40 and EP50 systems.

The Allison-Remy motor deal extends through the end of 2014, and Remy will continue to supply Allison with the stator housing assembly and two rotor assemblies for the EP40 and EP50 systems.

Remy CEO John Weber said, “We are proud of our relationship with Allison Transmission and are very pleased to reach this agreement extending our relationship into the future. Allison is a leader in advanced hybrid technology and we are confident that during the next five years we will together benefit from a significant increase in the demand for hybrid buses on city streets throughout the world.”

Today, the GM-Allison Hybrid Drive Systems with Remy electric motor technology are on the roads in over 94 cities worldwide. The EP40 and EP50 systems are infinitely variable speed hybrids that automatically choose to operate in a parallel or series hybrid path to maximize efficiency and minimize emission, fuel consumption and noise.

12 February 2010


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