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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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New facility for Johnson Matthey Battery Systems

Johnson Matthey Battery Systems Automotive has announced it is moving to new premises in Milton Keynes, UK, at the end of July. JMBS is a lithium-ion battery system supplier with expertise at the leading edge of Li-ion electrochemistry, independently analysing, selecting and sourcing cells, and advanced mechanical, electrical and thermal engineering, as well as with chemistry-independent battery management systems.

JMBS’s current facilities in Dundee, Scotland, and Coventry, England, will be relocated to the new site, which will become operational on July 25, 2016. This new site will be ideally located in the hub of the UK’s automotive and electrification industries to serve the company’s customer base with consolidated capabilities and access to adjacent services.

The site will house an electro-chemistry laboratory, a BMS laboratory and small-scale production facilities. All UK staff will be based in Milton Keynes, and the new organisation, combined with the company’s expanding technical capabilities, will be ideally placed to meet challenging and evolving customer requirements.

July 22, 2016

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