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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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ULEMCo awarded funding for hydrogen fuel lorries trial

ULEMCo has been awarded UK government funding to trial a range of vehicles with hydrogen dual-fuel technology. The funding is worth over £1.3m (US$1.6m), and will see large vans and trucks running on hydrogen dual-fuel. The overall aim of the £20m (US$25m) program is to cut emissions and improve air quality through use of cleaner fuel and electric vehicles.

The project will demonstrate both the emissions reduction potential of hydrogen replacing diesel, as well as the practical advantages of dual fuel operation.

London transport minister John Hayes said, “It is fantastic that ULEMCo is willing to explore low and zero emission technologies, which will help improve air quality and reduce pollution in towns and cities.

“This is yet another important, significant step toward this government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions from transport to help tackle climate change. We are already making headway through our investment in low emission vehicles, greener public transport and walking and cycling, as well as grants for innovative advanced biofuels projects.”

February 8, 2017

8 February 2017


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