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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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GM appoints Pamela Fletcher VP of Global Electric Vehicle Programs

American OEM General Motors has appointed Pamela Fletcher as vice president of Global Electric Vehicle Programs after she led the Chevrolet Bolt EV launch team and developed plans for the company’s zero-emissions future.

In the new role, Fletcher will lead vehicle program execution for the OEM’s entire EV portfolio, including the 20 all-electric vehicles that will be released globally by 2023.

As part of the company for more than 10 years, Fletcher has played a key role in GMs electrified vision for the future, leading the development teams for the Cadillac ELR, the Chevrolet Spark EV as well as the Bolt EV, and pioneering the introduction of the Super Cruise hands-free driver assist system.

Doug Parks, VP of Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs at GM, is optimistic about the appointment: “Nobody is more prepared to help us lead the way to a zero emissions future than Pam Fletcher. Under Pam’s leadership, GM will continue to deliver electric vehicles that delight our customers and exceed their expectations.”

Written by Sam Petters

19 October 2017


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