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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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Aston Martin and LeEco sign EV development deal

Aston Martin and Chinese technology firm LeEco have announced a memorandum of understanding towards joint development of a production version of the RapidE EV concept.

LeEco recently rebranded from Letv and is the financial backing behind Faraday Future, the EV startup that surprised attendees at CES in January.
The two companies have already been working together on developing internet connectivity options for future Aston Martins, but this new deal extends to battery systems and powertrain work.

The first aim is to bring a production version of the RapidE to market. The concept car was created by Aston Martin to explore how it could adapt an existing model into an all-electric sports sedan.  

Aston Martin CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, said, “We are dedicated to developing a range of cars with low emission technologies. We have been encouraged by the project speed and technical depth shown by LeEco in the development of the RapidE concept toward full production. Bringing the RapidE to market by 2018 is an important milestone for both companies.”

March 4, 2016

4 March 2016


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