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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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Toyota Mirai sets zero-emission driving range record

Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel cell sedan has set a record zero-emission driving range in the official US combined city/highway driving calculations, achieving 3.5l/100km (80.5mpg) and an estimated driving range of 502km (312 miles) on a single tank.

The Japanese manufacturer says that the US Environmental Protection Agency’s rating confirms the Mirai’s status as the only zero-emission electric vehicle on the market capable of exceeding 300 miles (483km) on one fill.

The Mirai is the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell car, combining Toyota’s 114kW fuel cell stack with hybrid technology to offer all-round performance rivaling that on an internal combustion-engine car.

The Mirai went on sale in Japan last December, and is set to be launched in Europe and the USA later this year. The project is especially notable because of Toyota’s decision earlier this year to allow royalty-free use of its fuel cell patents by other manufacturers.

July 07 2015

7 July 2015


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