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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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Detroit Electric finalizing world’s fastest production electric vehicle

 

Detroit Electric has announced that the SP:01 pure-electric two-seater sportscar – set to become the world’s fastest production electric vehicle – will launch in Europe and Asia in Q4, with a US release expected to follow soon after. The SP:01, currently undergoing engineering sign-off tests, will also spearhead a family of new all-electric vehicles from the US manufacturer, including a 2+2 supercar and a sedan model.


The high-power electric motor in the SP:01 will propel the vehicle to a top speed of 249 km/h, racing to 97km/h in just 3.7 seconds. Though Detroit Electric is headquartered in Michigan, the cars will be manufactured in a new, dedicated production facility in Leamington Spa, UK, which will progressively increase staff levels to 80 by the end of the first quarter of 2015. Detroit Electric has also invested in a new EMEA headquarters, located in Houten, Netherlands. The company ultimately plans to relocate development, engineering and assembly of Detroit Electric vehicles to the US in the future.

19 June 2014


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