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Toyota will combine 10 thousand batteries from old Prius in a supercharge battery

Toyota will combine 10 thousand batteries from old Prius in a supercharge battery

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Toyota is developing ways to reuse batteries from power plants of old hybrid and electric cars that have served their end. As the Auto Express magazine writes, the manufacturer wants to build a "super-accumulator" and connect it to the city's electricity network. For the project, Toyota intends to take 10,000 old batteries from Prius hybrids and electric cars iQ, combining them into one battery with a capacity of 10,000 kilowatts. It will absorb surplus electricity during the period of minimal network use, and also store energy generated by stations with windmills and solar panels. Then, under peak loads or emergency situations, the superacumulator will return energy back to the household network. In the Toyota are sure that even old batteries with reduced capacity can cope with ...
How many auto companies spend on lobbying new norms of fuel consumption

How many auto companies spend on lobbying new norms of fuel consumption

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US manufacturers and importers spent in 2017 $ 49 million to lobby for interests related to fuel economy. In particular, it is about making changes to the standard, which provides for by 2025 to reduce the average fuel consumption produced in the country of cars to 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers. This is reported by the non-profit organization The Center for Responsive Politics. The five largest lobbyists from the auto industry were headed by General Motors - the concern, a significant part of whose profits is formed due to sales of SUVs and pickups, spent 8.64 million dollars. Following it, Toyota spent 5.79 million, Ford - 4,295,718, Fiat Crysler Automotive - 4,270,000, and Honda - 3,265,330 dollars. During the same period Tesla's spending on lobbying amounted to 740 thousand do...
Land Rover released a multitool in the Defender form

Land Rover released a multitool in the Defender form

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The company Land Rover released a pocket multitool in the form of a silhouette of the classic Defender. It consists of six keys of different sizes, a screwdriver, a bottle opener, a tool for stripping wires and measuring the depth of the tread of tires. The multitool is made of stainless steel and is offered together with the brand suede bag with the Land Rover logo. Price - £ 12 In honor of the 70th anniversary of the model, which was removed from production in 2016, Land Rover also developed a modification of the SUV with a V8 engine and automatic transmission. It was presented in January. In total, 150 such cars are planned to be built. The SUV will be equipped with a five-liter atmospheric eight-cylinder with a capacity of 405 horsepower (515 Nm) and an eight-speed automat
Hyundai has updated the hybrid Sonata

Hyundai has updated the hybrid Sonata

New Cars, News
Hyundai company brought to the showroom in Chicago, the updated version of the Sonata sedan with a hybrid power plant. The car is available in the US market in two versions - Hybrid and PHEV (plug-in hybrid). Sales of new items will begin in the second quarter of this year. The restyling sedan received major changes in design. The car was equipped with new bumpers, LED optics, and a modified grille. In the cabin of the sedan, another instrument panel and a large screen of the multimedia system are installed. Hybrid version of Hyundai Sonata is equipped with a power plant consisting of a two-liter motor, a six-speed automatic transmission, connected to the electric motor box, and also batteries with a capacity of 1.76 kilowatt-hours. The total power of the sedan is 195 horsepower....
Base Fiat 500 received a turbo engine

Base Fiat 500 received a turbo engine

New Cars, News
Fiat Company has presented the updated version of a compact city hatchback 500. The public debut of a novelty has taken place on a motor show in Chicago. The main competitors of the car will be the Mini models. The car already in the basic version received a 1.4-liter gasoline turbo. The power of the unit is 135 horsepower. The engine works in conjunction with a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic. The novelty will be offered in three versions - Pop, Lounge and Abarth. The car is equipped with a sports suspension, 16-inch wheel disks, an upgraded braking system, a spoiler and modified optics. Also there were new body colors - Brilliante Red, Mezzanotte Blue Pearl and Vesuvio Black Pearl. The "charged" modification of the Abarth is also equipped with a 1.4-liter ...
Mercedes will develop a boat in the style of the hypercar Project One

Mercedes will develop a boat in the style of the hypercar Project One

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The company Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing will develop a new sports boat. The superfast boat will be named Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE and will be presented in Miami next week. Judging by the teaser image, the design of the new boat will resemble Hybrid Hypercar Project One. All the technical characteristics of the pubis are kept secret. The basis for the power plant of the same name hypercar became a 1.6-liter unit V6, capable of spinning up to 11,000 rpm. In the engine, pneumatic distributors were used instead of standard spring valves, as well as a turbocharger with an electric drive. The return of the hybrid power plant Project One exceeded 1000 horsepower. This is not the first experience of cooperation between Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing. Previously, these co...
Three models of Toyota prepared for heavy off-road

Three models of Toyota prepared for heavy off-road

New Cars, News
Toyota Company has presented special versions of models Tacoma, 4Runner and Tundra, prepared by experts of division TRD. The public premiere of the new products, which received equipment for driving on heavy off-road, will be held in the framework of the motor show in Chicago. Updated cars from the TRD Pro range were equipped with special off-road shock absorbers Fox with an aluminum casing, as well as springs that were individually tuned for each model. In addition, the cars received upgraded air intakes. Finally, SUVs can be equipped with LED optics, another radiator grille, and 18-inch aluminum wheels BBS with all-terrain tires Michelin. All cars are equipped with a stabilization system, traction control, ABS and an electronic brake force distribution system. In front of...
Tata introduced a crossover on the Land Rover Discovery Sport platform

Tata introduced a crossover on the Land Rover Discovery Sport platform

Concept Cars, News, Video
Indian company Tata introduced the concept of a new crossover called H5X. Public debut of the car was held at the Auto Show in Delhi. The novelty is built on the same platform used by Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Jaguar E-Pace. The company stressed that engineers needed "a good understanding of the Indian market to adapt the chassis for Indian conditions." The prototype demonstrates the new language of the brand design called Impact 2.0. The length of the novelty is 4575 mm, and the width is 1960 mm. The size of the wheelbase is 2740 millimeters. Thus, the H5X is noticeably inferior in overall dimensions of Discovery Sport. In the future, the concept is sure to get a serial version. The premiere of the car should take place next year. The car will receive a ...
Geely will start the production of electric trucks

Geely will start the production of electric trucks

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Chinese company Geely plans to engage in the production of trucks with electric motors. The corresponding agreement was signed with VIA Motors International (USA). According to the press service of the Chinese company, trucks will be sold in the markets of China, North and Latin America. It is expected that the novelty will be available for purchase as early as next year. One of the competitors of the cargo electric car can become an environmentally friendly Tesla Semi truck, the production of which will also begin next year. Also a similar tractor is going to build a Volvo. It is expected that the first in the series Geely will send the car of average carrying capacity with the increased power reserve. The machine will use the VIA Motors software. "The key factor in choosing ...