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Fiat Chrysler electrifies the Ram 1500 truck

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Unveiled at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the 2019 Ram 1500 has shed 100kg and added e-torque power. Available with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 or a second-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, the 1500 uses mild-hybrid capability to recapture energy during deceleration to enable start/stop function as well as short-duration torque addition.


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 the USA this month 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.


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Mercedes reveals future fuel cell SUV

As part of a design study that’s taking place at the LA Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has revealed the Ener-G-Force concept, an eco-friendly long-term hydrogen fuel cell vision of what a G-Glass SUV might look like in the next decade.

Discussing the concept, Gorden Wagener, director of design at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said: “The Ener-G-Force is the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow’s adventures, also invokes the genes of the Mercedes-Benz off-road icon, the G model. Modern and cool, it could also be a clue about a new beginning for the off-road design idiom of Mercedes-Benz.”

In addition to its truly remarkable design, the Ener-G-Force has plenty of future-thinking, eco-friendly systems. For example, the vehicle has the capacity to store recycled water in tanks on the roof, and transfers it to a hydro-tech converter, where natural and renewable resources are converted into hydrogen for operating the fuel cells. The storage units for the electricity generated in this process are housed in easily accessible striking side skirts that are also home to the battery packs.

As a result of this technological setup, the Ener-G-Force emits nothing but water, has an operating range of around 800kms and is what Mercedes terms as a truly is a green car. Four wheel-hub motors, whose output for each individual wheel is adapted precisely to the respective terrain by high-performance electronics, provide the pulling power.

If that’s not impressive enough, a “Terra-Scan” 360-degree topography scanner on the roof permanently scans the surroundings of the vehicle and uses the results to adjust spring and damping rates as well as other suspension parameters for maximum traction on the respective surface, regardless of whether it is in terrain or on the road.

16 November 2012


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