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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class

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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

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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? 

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Nissan showcases latest fuel cell stack

Nissan has released images and technical data of its next-generation fuel cell stack, which has been designed as part of the company’s continuing efforts towards the realization of zero emission transportation.

Through improvements made to the MEA and the separator flow path, which make up the structure of the fuel cell, Nissan engineers have significantly improved the power density of the stack so that it’s 2.5 times greater than the 2005 model. Furthermore, by molding the supporting frame of the MEA with the MEA enabled single-row lamination of the fuel cell, it’s been possible to reduce the stack’s overall size by more than half compared to conventional models. In addition, compared with the 2005 unit, both the usage of platinum and parts variation has been reduced to one quarter, thus decreasing overall cost of the next-generation fuel cell stack to one-sixth of the 2005 model.

 

13 October 2011


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