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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? 


Bitrode Announces Energy Storage Partnership in Indonesia

Bitrode have announced a partnership with Jakarta-based Inter Pasific Cemerlang (IPC) in order to bring energy storage solutions to businesses in Indonesia. Bitrode, a supplier of battery production charging and test systems, and laboratory testing systems for power storage applications (including hybrid and electric vehicle, automotive, industrial and consumer batteries), manufactures their products in the US, and announced the partnership as a move to offer a new option for Indonesia-based companies.

“Bitrode recognizes the importance of providing local sales and service to existing and potential customers,” said John Grimm, Bitrode’s director of sales and marketing. “IPC’s technical sales and service experts are equipped to handle the growing energy storage industry in Indonesia.” IPC, which has been supplying custom measuring and testing instruments to the electrical power and related industries since 1989, were similarly enthused.
“We are proud to partner with Bitrode to support the battery testing industry here in Indonesia,” said Lucas Taslim, managing director of IPC. “We believe that our local expertise combined with Bitrode’s excellent reputation, innovative products and industry-leading support will generate a beneficial long-term relationship for both companies.”

11 June 2014


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