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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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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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Opel reveals new Ampera-e EV

Opel has revealed a glimpse of its new Ampera-e EV ahead of its full launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The company has not released any concrete details on the new car other than the name and the fact that it uses a flat battery pack mounted underneath the floor in order to free up cabin space.

The Ampera-e is expected to be based heavily on the Chevrolet Bolt, which was revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.

The Bolt uses a 150kW/361Nm electric motor as propulsion and General Motors claims that range is over 300km, but that has yet to be confirmed in any official testing.

Opel claims that the Ampera-e will be competitively priced and have a “longer range on a full charge than most electric vehicles”.

“Electric vehicles have the potential to make a significant contribution to climate protection and emissions reduction,” says Opel group CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann. “The new Ampera-e will open the road to electric mobility by breaking down the barriers of high price and short driving range.”

February 17, 2016

17 February 2016


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