Ram 1500’s new tailgate folds and swings for access with or without a trailer

Ram Truck has unveiled a new multifunction tailgate for the Ram 1500 pickup truck that directly takes on the MultiPro tailgate from GMC. The multifunction tailgate from Ram opens downward, splits to open to either side, and can be used while a trailer is attached. Read about it at NewAtlas. …

DeltaWing and DHX to shrink electric vehicle motors without compromising power

DeltaWing Technology Group and DHX Electric Machines, both based in Georgia in the US, are collaborating to build small, lightweight electric motors for automotive applications. The companies claim their electric motors are 75 percent smaller than equivalent-output motors for automotive applications thanks to engineering improvements in heat management. Read more …

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid – a first look at efficiency without sacrifice

Until now, German car fans and Volkswagen enthusiasts have had to content themselves with diesel as their only (but great) option for fuel efficiency. Not any more. VW has introduced the ever-popular Jetta in a gasoline-electric hybrid variant, sporting an impressive 45 mpg highway. Pinboard (MacAaron) Please follow and like …