14 часов без остановки
March 5, 2016

14 hours without stopping

The company nanoFlowcell has tested the endurance of his “quantum” Quantino electric car. The car drove without stopping for 14 hours, simulating movement in an urban stream, with an average speed of 74 kilometers per hour on the ground in Zurich. In the car sat the chief engineer nanoFlowcell Nunzio La Vecchia.

The test car used up only 22% of the total 175-litre fuel tanks. Quantino could go further, but the engineer who was driving, and needed to rest.

Recall that the coupe nanoFlowcell Quantino is equipped with four electric motors with a capacity of 109 strength every. The units receive energy from the supercapacitors, which are powered by two batteries with flow-through containers filled with ionic liquid. The car will be launched in limited production.

По машине в год
March 5, 2016

On the car per year

CEO of Aston Martin Andy Palmer said that within seven years the company will release seven new cars that will be sold under two brands — Aston Martin and Lagonda.

In the development plan, which will be invested about a billion dollars, the three main areas – sports cars, sedans and crossovers. The last production should start in 2020 the new plant in St. Athanasios in the South of Wales.

Подарок на 8 марта
March 5, 2016

Gift on March 8

On March 8 holiday to the aid of Russian automobilisten will arrive “superheroes-mechanics”, and completely free. The rally, organized by the Russian motor club (CAPA), includes technician’s advice, consultation avtoyurista, replacing a punctured tyre and fuel delivery (cost of fuel paid by check).

The event will be held in Moscow (within MKAD), Saint Petersburg (within ring road) and another 23 cities of Russia. To summon help you must use mobile application FRAME or call toll-free hotline 8-800-250-72-62.

Чемодан батареек
On March 4, 2016

Suitcase batteries

<p>the Ancient joke about the bag of batteries for mobile phone has found new life thanks to the company Ep Tender. The rental service special trailers filled with lithium-ion units will benefit primarily the owners of the Renault Zoe, as well as other cars. One charge allows you to significantly increase the range of 500-600 kilometers.</p>

<p>the Company plans to open several rental locations throughout Europe, where the replacement of the trailer will take less time than filling a full tank of traditional fuels.</p>

Подарок конкуренту
On March 4, 2016

A gift to a competitor

In honor of the 100th anniversary of BMW, which will be celebrated March 7, 2016, Mercedes-Benz presented a gift to the employees of the rival firm, offering free services in its Museum in Stuttgart. A gift made out of respect for the competitor, but also to introduce the staff of the Bavarian brand with a history of Mercedes, which began 30 years earlier, when Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler independently of each other, invented the car in 1886.

BMW staff will be offered free entry to the Museum and lunch in the restaurant. In addition, Parking for cars of the brand BMW will also be free on site the Mercedes Benz Museum.

Только для местных жителей!
On March 4, 2016

Only for locals!

The authorities of Moscow from March 15, 2016 will be organized on the streets of new paid Parking, which will benefit only local residents with residential Parking permits. The pilot project will last only six months and it will include 95 Parking spaces created in areas of Tver, Presnensky, Arbat and bourgeois.

Шины на магнитной левитации
On March 4, 2016

Tyres on magnetic levitation

Goodyear developed the concept of innovative tires of the future which, according to experts, will be installed on unmanned vehicles. Bus named Eagle-360, has a spherical shape and directional tread pattern.

Each wheel is mounted the motor and the battery, and the free space is filled by reinforced foam. Be installed in the car they will be without any touch with the machine — by magnetic levitation.

Олени в паддоке
3 March 2016

Deer in the paddock

Ferrari test races in Barcelona have checked on the car “f 1” Kimi Raikkonen prototype of one of the systems protecting the head, which in the season of 2017 will be included in the technical regulations of the race and will become mandatory. At the moment they are developed by many teams and a single spec yet, and all tests were performed only in virtual reality. The Italian team became the first public tests who tested the full-scale version of the system, which caused a small furor.

Олени в паддоке

Their proposed design in the form of slingshot carbon arcs above the cockpit gives the racing car a very strange “deer” species, but in Ferrari stress that the system was designed as a temporary and serves only to assess the sector visibility in real race conditions. Cars in 2017 it will become part of the monocoque and attain complete aesthetic appearance. What is more important is that Kimi after the test visits, according to the representatives of the stables, don’t have any complaints about the new system.

Олени в паддоке

Тройной наддув
3 March 2016

Triple boost

Sports version of Audi’s flagship SUV is designed to show the power and effectiveness of a new 4.0 TDI, whereby large car can accelerate to “hundreds” in less than five seconds and to spend an average of only 7.4 l/100 km of diesel fuel.

Тройной наддув

High power (435 HP) and torque (900 Nm from 1000 rpm) achieved in the eight-cylinder power unit with a combination of conventional and electric boost. A pair of main turbines are located in the collapse of the block of cylinders. They are assisted by a separate electromagnetical that compensate for the “turbo lag” at low RPMs. At the same time it provides energy mechatronic chassis with steered rear wheels, pneumatic struts and active stabilizer bars.

Тройной наддув

Additionally, SQ7, you can order carbon-ceramic brakes and active rear differential, advanced entertainment technique with acoustics Bang & Olufsen and media tablets connecting to Wi-Fi via the on-Board access point, the adaptive matrix LED lighting with a 24 driver’s assistant, who is able to take control of the car when driving in traffic.

Тройной наддув

Объединились
3 March 2016

United

“Rolf”, the retail seller of cars in Russia, has completed the merger with “Pelican Auto” in the format of non-monetary exchange of shares. President and owner of 100% shares of “Pelican-Auto” Igor Malyarov has transferred its assets of Cypriot DelanceLimited, which is the holding company of Rolf, and became the owner of a minority stake in the merged company. According to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GC “Rolf” Igor Salita, the strategy of expansion through merger was adopted five years ago, and the right partner in the person of “Pelican-Auto” selected on the basis of a good portfolio and a similar corporate culture. The merger will give the company Igor Malyarov opportunities for further development and stability in the current economic situation, and “Rolf” thereby expanding its portfolio of automotive brands and will be presented in Moscow and St. Petersburg 43 dealerships.
“New brands in our portfolio – Nissan and BMW – will help how to increase market share and to increase the contribution of premium brands in the company’s profit,” – said “Horn” CEO of retail subdivision of “Rolf”, Tatiana Lukovetskaya. – “Now in the company’s portfolio of 20 brands, including all three brands the “big German Troika”.”