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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class


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


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? 


Dearman expands prototyping capabilities

Dearman, a clean cold technology company, has increased its in-house prototyping capability with the recent acquisition of a CNC milling machine.

In operation at the Dearman Clean Cold Technology Centre, Croydon, UK, the Haas UMC 750 is already having a positive impact on the company’s engineering and R&D activity. The machine enables Dearman to manufacture bespoke components for its clean cold technology on-site, reducing costs and lead times significantly.

"At Dearman, we are working with a world-first technology," explained Nick Owen, chief technology officer. "The CNC machine has enabled us to take control of the whole engineering process, and the capacity to machine parts to our own specification means that we have been able to accelerate our projects. From innovation and design, through to manufacture and integration, we are seeking to make improvements and efficiency gains with every iteration, to ensure that the end product is of the highest standard. This important asset supports the company’s drive for excellence, and will play a large role as we start to launch field trials, bring more complex technologies online later in the year, and develop additional applications."

Last year, the company announced that its second-generation engine had been commissioned. This new engine is stated to be 30% lighter, 30% smaller and 30% more efficient than its predecessors. The new engine is scheduled to commence testing in the coming weeks at Dearman's technology centre. 

Dearman is developing and demonstrating a suite of cost-effective, zero-emission cold and power technologies that deliver fuel savings across the transport and built environment sectors.

April 14, 2016

14 April 2016


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