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Europe’s first electric fire truck ready for rapid response.

Rosenbauer, Linz AG and Kreisel Electric (the battery specialist behind the electrified Hummer launched with the help of Arnold Schwarzenegger last year) have revealed the first fully-equipped electric fire truck in Europe. Based on a Mercedes Sprinter, the electric drive tactical vehicle will join the fleet of a fire brigade stationed in the Austrian city …

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Tesla’s latest Autopilot crash is just one of many problems it is now dealing with.

A fatal crash, production problems and now a recall. Tesla is starting the second quarter in a defensive crouch: Last week, the company revealed that Autopilot, its semi autonomous feature, was engaged during a recent fatal crash in California — its second confirmed Autopilot-related fatality in the U.S. Tesla is struggling to meet its production …

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Christian Transfers – The Mercedes-Benz Electric Truck

The Mercedes-Benz Electric Truck illustrates the fascinating possibilities of connectivity, electric drive systems, future display and control technologies, telematics, and a largely self-sufficient power supply. The Mercedes-Benz Electric Truck defines the latest developments in all-electric vehicles in the heavy short-radius distribution sector. Performance of a diesel engine The Mercedes-Benz Electric Truck holds its own against …

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Electric vans from Mercedes-Benz Vans: Also reliable in the cold, ice and snow: the electric Vito on endurance trials at the Polar Circle

Main emphasis of the winter trials: charging and driving characteristics, range and anti-cold protection Checks on handling, efficiency, ergonomics and comfort in extreme conditions Focus on the quality and safety of the driver’s workplace: dependable heating at sub-zero temperatures fast windscreen heating for a clear view, safe handling on ice and snow eVito orderable since …

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Hyundai unveils electrified Kona compact SUV with 292-mile range.

Hyundai is forging ahead with its push into the EV arena, following a fully-electrified Ioniq lineup and electric bus with an emission-free version of last year’s Kona compact SUV. The Kona Electric wears a slightly different face to its fossil fuel-powered forefather, along with a cabin that has been reimagined in line with its electric …

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Christian Transfers – Diesel is DEAD: World’s biggest car maker says it is SCRAPPING diesel cars

DIESEL cars are on the verge of being wiped out after TWO major car makers announced they are permanently stopping Toyota, the world’s biggest motor manufacturer, said it would never again sell diesel cars in Britain after December. At the same time, Subaru said it would sell its existing stock of diesels but not make …

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Mercedes-Benz Vans: milestone in key technology: Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant to become competence centre for Sprinter with electric drive

Stuttgart/Düsseldorf – The Mercedes-Benz plant in Düsseldorf is making intensive preparations for the market launch of the next-generation of the Sprinter. The company management and the works council have now agreed that the electric-drive Sprinter will also roll off the production line in Düsseldorf, the lead Sprinter plant worldwide. This forward-looking decision will boost the …

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UK roads set to become HumanDrive project test track.

A project funded by the UK government and industry partners is aiming to develop a self-driving vehicle that’s capable of motoring along just like a proficient human driver. Hailed as the “most ambitious connected and autonomous vehicle project in the UK,” the HumanDrive vehicle will eventually embark on a journey of more than 200 miles …

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Christian Transfers – Tesla Semi: watch the electric truck burn rubber

► Tesla Semi truck burns rubber ► Features physical, road-legal wing mirrors ► Intended for lighter loads or short, heavy deliveries After a brief hiatus, Tesla’s semi-truck is back on the streets – and this time it’s demonstrating its ample torque. In a video circulating the internet, a Tesla semi-truck is seen cruising slowly on …

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Electrified and connected Mercedes Sprinter to land in 2019.

Mercedes is forging ahead with the electrification of its van lineup, today announcing the arrival of the eSprinter. Set to arrive in 2019, the electrified version of Mercedes’ light commercial van will be optimized for city driving, with it and the other newly announced third-generation Sprinters billed as the German automaker’s first fully connected vans. …