Ford has been making cars for years that are used by police departments and other law enforcement agencies. The 5.0-liter V-8 Ford Mustang and Crown Victoria, as well as other Ford vehicles, were heavily used as police cars.
To meet the demand for zero-emission police vehicles, Ford has unveiled the all-electric Mustang Mach-E for testing by the Michigan State Police. Ford is building all-electric vehicles specifically for the police as part of its $ 30 billion electrification investment through 2025.
Ford is committed to demonstrating that a new electric vehicle can deliver impressive performance and operate in challenging police environments. The all-electric police car is based on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E.
As emissions regulations are tightened around the world, many police departments and law enforcement agencies are forced to switch to modern patrol vehicles. One of the potential drawbacks of an electric police vehicle is its long charging times and low range in pursuit situations. However, despite their shortcomings, electric vehicles are impressively dynamic.
The manufacturer did not specify the characteristics of the police Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, but the top version of the civilian car (Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition) accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds. It is unlikely that the police received a less powerful version.
Ford has said it will continue to build dedicated electric police cars of the future. The automaker expects demand for such vehicles to continue to grow.
Tesla Model 3 becomes the first-ever electric car to lead the new car market in Europe
The Tesla Model 3 was the first ever electric vehicle to lead new car sales in Europe, overtaking popular ICE models such as the Renault Clio and Volkswagen Golf.
Sales figures provided by research firm Jato Dynamics and published by Bloomberg show that Tesla is well ahead of its competitors, selling 24,591 Model 3 vehicles in September. The second place is occupied by Renault Clio with the result of 18,264 vehicles. It is also the first time that a car produced outside of Europe has become a bestseller in monthly sales.
Sales data suggest that the automotive market is slowly but surely shifting from combustion engines to electric vehicles. This is facilitated in no small part by various government subsidies to lower prices for electric vehicles, hybrid cars and vans. Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for 23% of total new sales in September, nearly double the year earlier for the same period, according to Bloomberg data.
A global chip shortage has resulted in new car sales generally declining, with the EU market falling 25% year on year and total sales in September 2021 to 964,800 vehicles. Not wanting to wait over a year for a new car, many consumers have turned to the used car market.
September was a successful month for Tesla, with sales accounting for 74% of Tesla’s total Q3 sales. The combined success of the Model 3 and Model Y allowed the company to secure a leading market share in electric vehicle sales of 24%, beating rivals Volkswagen at 22% and Stellantis at 13%.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become the richest man in human history, with a fortune approaching $ 300 million.
The multimedia system of the Lexus NX car uses the single-chip systems Renesas R-Car H3 and R-Car M3
Renesas Electronics has announced that its R-Car H3 and R-Car M3 SoCs have been selected by Toyota Motor for the next generation of car multimedia systems. Toyota’s next-generation multimedia system will debut for the first time in the Lexus NX, scheduled for release in November 2021. It is planned that these systems will be installed in other cars of Lexus and Toyota brands.
Toyota’s next-generation infotainment system includes a high-definition widescreen widescreen touchscreen display up to 14 inches. The display area can be flexibly divided into sections and zoomed in and out, taking advantage of a combination of advanced functionality and convenience. The system has voice recognition features such as quick start in response to voice commands, car sound system, and over-the-air (OTA) software updates.
Renesas’ R-Car single-chip systems provide the ability to import map information, images and video from user devices, including smartphones, and output to a large display. They are also responsible for functions such as touchscreen display control, voice recognition via microphone input, and audio output to multiple speakers. In addition, the built-in security features of the SoC R-Car are entrusted with secure OTA software updates.
Since the functions of the multimedia system differ depending on the car model, Toyota uses the R-Car H3 in systems for the more expensive models with the maximum equipment, and the SoC R-Car M3 can be found in other car models.
Introduced 7-seater crossover Hyundai Creta Grand 2022 with a rich package for $ 22,000
Hyundai has unveiled the new Creta Grand 2022, a large family crossover with a rich configuration, which will soon go on sale in Mexico at a price of $ 22,000.
An extended version of Hyundai’s popular Creta compact crossover will be offered in 6- and 7-seater versions. The length of the car has increased by 200 mm, but at the same time it remains in the compact crossover category, as its length is 4500 mm. The width and height are 1790 and 1675 mm, respectively, and the wheelbase is 2760 mm.
Hyundai Creta Grand 2022 immediately stands out with a modified radiator grille and a new tailgate. The third row of seats is designed for children, with the third row installed, the luggage compartment volume is 180 liters. When the third row is folded, the luggage compartment volume grows to 561 liters, and if all the seats are folded down, then you get 1650 liters of space for transporting oversized cargo.
The 2022 Hyundai Creta Grand is richer than the 2021 Hyundai Creta, with a basic climate control system, a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera and wireless charging. for smartphones. The top version received all-round cameras, leather interior, panoramic roof and a virtual instrument panel.
The car received a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 157 hp. and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Outside Mexico, a 1.6-liter diesel version with 115 hp is expected to be produced. The drive can only be front.
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