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In the first quarter of 2022, the registration of new electric vehicles with batteries is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022, and the data company Experian reports that 158,689 EVs were registered in the United States. light car market. Tesla makes up the majority of newly registered EVs, while Kia and Ford took second and third place respectively.
Having 682 hp (508 kW) and 653 pound-feet (885 Nm) of torque, the 2023 Escalade-V is the most powerful production Cadillac ever. The 6.2-liter V8 monster SUV engine is similar to the one in the Blackwing CT5-V, but has a larger supercharger. The Escalade-V accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km / h) in just 4.4 seconds and a quarter-mile time in 12.74 seconds. To keep all this power under control, the Escalade-V is equipped with Magnetic Ride Control from GM along with adaptive Air Ride suspension and optional suspension equipment exclusive to the Model V. To stop the SUV weighing 6217 pounds (2820 kg), it is equipped with front Brembo brakes to order with Edge Red brake calipers.
Toyota Highlander will get an updated 2023MH engine, abandoning the 3.5-liter V6 to the new 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The new engine has 30 liters. s. (22 kW / 30 hp) compared to the engine it replaces, with 265 hp. s. (198 kW / 269 hp) but gets 46 lb-ft (62 Nm) of torque at 309 lb-ft (418 Nm). While the benefits of this change are not immediately apparent – especially as the new engine is expected to return the same combined 24-gallon economy rating – four-cylinder NOx and NMOG emissions are said to be 50 per cent less as well as improved. . in CO2 emissions. The 2.5-liter hybrid options remain the same, while the interior gets bigger displays and improved technology.
California is playing with the idea of introducing “sound law enforcement systems” in six undiscovered cities. The system will act as a speed camera for sound, allowing the state to deal with cars and motorcycles that are considered excessively loud. If the plans are implemented, there may be some respite for motorists: this new proposed law requires motorists to be warned by signs before entering a law enforcement zone, and violators will not be fined. City officials should also create payment plans, deferral options, and waiver of fines for owners of low-income vehicles that demonstrate an inability to pay.
7-Eleven has teamed up with Galpin Auto Sports to create a special Ford Mustang that will be dedicated to the customer network. The 2021 Ford Mustang, dubbed the “Model 711,” clad in the iconic 7-Eleven color scheme, has green after-sales wheels and an owl instead of the traditional Mustang badge. The switch is designed to replicate the shape of Slurpee, and the cup holders have been tuned to fit the 7-Eleven’s Big Gulp drink. There is even a pizza snack stand. If that wasn’t enough, there’s a specially designed air freshener to fill the salon with the aroma of 7-Eleven coffee.
The new concept car from Lynk & Co has been featured in several images. The design study is based on the SUV 05, but it has little in common, and it looks like an exaggerated trip of a villain from the Fast & Furious franchise. The study was created with the help of a Chinese fashion company inxxstreet, although it is unclear at this time whether the concept will remain purely digital or a life-size version will be produced.
Automotive startup NAMX has unveiled a concept version of its first-ever car. The hydrogen-powered SUV is described as “HUV”, with exclusive new technologies and Pininfarina design. It will appear only in 2025, but will be offered in two configurations. The first, the entry-level model, will be rear-wheel drive and will develop 296 hp. (224 kW / 300 hp). The GTH version, meanwhile, will get all-wheel drive and 542 hp. (410 kW / 550 hp). A special feature, however, are the removable capsules used as secondary hydrogen tanks. The idea is to create a distribution network for these capsules.
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Terra is falling by more than 99 percent
– Forbes (@Forbes) May 11, 2022
After reaching a peak of $ 120 last month, Terra, which was in the top 10 most valuable cryptocurrencies, fell below $ 1. The sharp collapse led to its market capitalization falling from above $ 40 billion to just $ 500 million, leading to unprecedented losses for investors in the leading cryptocurrency. The Independent.
Google introduces new Pixel watch
– Edge (@verge) May 11, 2022
Google used its annual developer conference. Google I / O to announce the launch of its new Pixel watch. The Pixel Watch will be Google’s first smartwatch and combines its own Wear operating system with Fitbit status tracking. Google has confirmed that the watch will not be able to pair with Apple devices. However, it can run independently of the phone, with its own 4G capabilities.