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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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Quantino flow cell EV granted road licence

Liechtenstein-based EV manufacturer NanoFlowcell has revealed that its low-voltage Quantino EV has been granted a road licence for Europe.

The company will carry out public testing of its prototypes with a view to a limited production run later this year.

The 3.9-meter, 1,420kg car has a rated voltage of just 48V, but generates 80kW between four motors and accelerates from 0-100km/h in less than five seconds.

NanoFlowcell says that its low voltage setup offers a greater range and minimizes the danger of electric shocks that can be caused by high-voltage systems.

The flow cell batteries that power the Quantino use ionic liquids to create the charge, which NanoFlowcell says causes zero emissions and is ecologically friendly.

Two 175-liter tanks store the ionic liquid on board the car for a claimed 1,000km range which the company says will be confirmed during the new road-testing process.

February 24, 2016

24 February 2016


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