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Chevrolet’s hydrogen-powered stealth truck enlists with U. S. Army

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Auto News | Comments Off on Chevrolet’s hydrogen-powered stealth truck enlists with U. S. Army

Published October 03, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print  (Chevrolet) Chevrolet is entering the silent service. The automaker has built a hydrogen-powered truck for the U.S. Army that generates its own electricity with an onboard fuel cell. The heavily-modified Chevrolet Colorado-based rig is powered by a 174 horsepower electric motor that can drive all four wheels while making hardly any noise and keeping a low thermal profile compared to an internal combustion engine. Related Image Expand / Contract (Chevrolet) Hydrogen tanks and a small battery are installed where the bed of the Colorado would normally be, along with a power-take-off unit that provides electricity for equipment in the field. Meanwhile, water emissions produced by the fuel cell’s operation can be collected and used by troops for drinking, or keeping that mean bodywork clean in the driest of regions....

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Texas motorist climbs out of dangling SUV to safety on video

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Auto News | Comments Off on Texas motorist climbs out of dangling SUV to safety on video

Published September 10, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print The driver of a 2004 Toyota 4Runner went off the top floor of a 9-story parking garage in downtown Austin, Texas. (Austin Fire Department) A 24-year-old man was helped to safety from his dangling SUV high above a downtown street in the Texas capital in a harrowing experience caught on video. The vehicle was driven off the top floor of a nine-story parking garage in downtown Austin Friday and the motorist escaped unharmed with the assistance of two bystanders, Fox 7 Austin reports. The Austin Fire Department said the man was “miraculously” able to climb out of the sunroof and make his way safely back into the garage. The car was running the whole time and leaked a small amount of gas, the station reported. The man was behind...

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The OX: A flat-pack truck that could change the world

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Auto News | Comments Off on The OX: A flat-pack truck that could change the world

Published September 07, 2016 Facebook Twitter Email Print  (Global Vehicle Trust) Next Meet the Ox, the world’s first flat-pack truck. It’s an all-terrain vehicle that’s been designed by an F1 ace to be low-cost and able to tackle the world’s toughest environments. Unveiled today, the ‘ultimate MPV’ aims to reach the 80% of the world’s population who don’t benefit from motor vehicles. “I had the idea while in the bath,” said the 82-year-old inventor, Sir Torquil Norman, speaking to Sun Motors. “This could be the stupidest thing I’ve ever done, or it could change the world.” The Ox is a multi-purpose truck that can carry 13 people, 1,900kg of cargo and even double up as an ambulance. The aim is noble, to change the lives of millions of people in developing countries. To save on delivery costs, it arrives...

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Tesla Reveals 100 Kilowatt Battery for Model S and X Cars

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Auto News | Comments Off on Tesla Reveals 100 Kilowatt Battery for Model S and X Cars

Published August 23, 2016 Auto Reuters Facebook Twitter Print Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday the company will offer a larger upgraded battery pack for performance versions of its Model S and X vehicles that will extend range and allow for super fast acceleration. The new 100 kilowatt hour battery pack means high end versions of the Model S sedan, called the P 100D, will be the world’s fastest accelerating car in production, the Silicon Valley automaker said. “These are very profound milestones and I think will help convince people around the world that electric is the future,” said Musk on a conference call with journalists. The new battery extends the range of performance versions of the new Model S beyond 300 miles (482.8 km), Tesla said. Musk said that if the weather is not...

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Under pressure: The Ford GT’s steering secret revealed

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Auto News | Comments Off on Under pressure: The Ford GT’s steering secret revealed

By Gary Gastelu Published August 26, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print  (Ford) The Ford GT is a $400,000-plus high-performance supercar filled with the latest technology. It has a racing style carbon fiber chassis and pushrod suspension, carbon fiber bodywork, carbon-ceramic brakes, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a direct-injected twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that pumps out at least 600 horsepower. Why “at least?” Because Ford hasn’t revealed all of the GT’s secrets yet. This hasn’t stopped it from already selling out the first 500 cars it plans to build starting later this year. Related Image Expand / Contract  (Ford) One neat tidbit that has trickled out is that the GT features an old-school hydraulic power steering assist, much to the delight of the kind of enthusiasts willing to buy an exotic car before they even know the exact price...

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