Introducing the 2008 Dodge Challenger

In the next few years, the pony car field which has been dominated by the Mustang since 2003 will become more crowded with the release of the new Challenger, followed by the 2009 Camaro. The Mustang has been alone in this field, minus the short lived GTO, since 2003 when the Camaro and Firebird both were discontinued.

Ever since Chrysler announced in 2006 that the Challenger would be coming back, car fans have been salivating waiting for the car to arrive. Fans of the early 70's Challenger remember that car fondly for its great looks and tremendous performance. In a different twist, Chrysler has decided to release the flagship model, the SRT-8 first. Normally, this model would come last, but not this time. There are plans for a 6-cylinder version and RT V-8, most likely the 5.7 Hemi, to follow.

The new Challenger shares many characteristics with the Dodge Charger, with which it shares a very similar chassis. A shooter wheelbase and overall length are the main differences in the two. Suspension wise, the Challenger uses an identical front a-arm and rear multilink suspension as the charger, but has custom tuned shocks and different rate coil springs to enhance the ride and handling. With this sport-tuned suspension, the car sits slightly lower, but the actual ground clearance is a little higher than the charger.

The SRT-8 model will sport the same 6.1L Hemi that powers the other SRT-8 vehicles, specifically the Cherokee, Charger, Magnum and 300C. A 5-speed automatic transmission with Auto-Stick pilots the Challenger. Power wise, the Challenger puts down 425 horsepower and 420 ft lbs of torque, enough to burn the tires off !! According to Chrysler, the Challenger is capable of 0-60 times in the low five second range and quarter runs in the mid-13s, while the top speed is 160 mph.

Moving at times like that, a top-notch braking system is in order and the Challenger deliveries on this. Brembo 4-piston brakes come on all four corners with 14.2 "rotors up front and 13.8" rotors in the rear. ABS is also standard to aid in the stopping power and enables quick inputs from the driver.

On the exterior, the styling is retro, similar in many ways to the last Challenger of the early 1970s. The car is equipped with a front splitter with integrated cooling ducts for the brakes, adding great looks but also helping in performance. HID headlights add top of the line lighting to the Challenger. A functional hood scoop rounds out the aerodynamic package on the front end. Out back, the Challenger sports an attractive tail wing to aid in down force on the car, but also for the aesthetic appeal. The Challenger is minus Dodge's trademark crosshairs front grille, but the reasoning is acceptable to us: to retain a similar grille to the original Challenger.

Dodge has been taking orders for the new Challenger since December with an MSRP price of $ 37,995. Customers ordering the car can choose from black, silver or Hemi orange for their Challenger SRT-8. The 2008 SRT-8 will be a limited run and will include a numbered dash plaque. Love the look of the Challenger but can not afford the $ 38,000 SRT-8 ??? Starting next year, the other models will become available, including a V-6 version and a 5.7L RT.

All in all, Dodge has done a great job on the appeal and performance of the new Challenger and looks ready to jump head first back into the pony car field. One thing is for sure, with the Challenger, Mustang and new Camaro for 2009, the horsepower wars may just be beginning !!


Introducing Quantya Electric Motorcycles

QUANTYA SA was set up in 2005 by Max Modena in order to develop and produce high performance electric motorcycles. Max Modena is a motocross enthusiast living in Switzerland and when the Swiss banned the use of noisy two-stroke engines which power most motocross bikes he saw an opportunity. The bikes has to radically change from the current motocross bikes. They still had to be fun and fast, but also quiet.

The first range of bikes appeared on the market in mid 2007. The FMX had a limited production run due to a change in the battery technology. The move to Lithium Polymer batteries allowed the electric motorbikes to be a lot more powerful and last for a lot longer. In 2008 the Evo1 was released. There are two versions of the Evo1, the Track – a motocross bike made for offroad use only, and the Strada – a road legal version intended for enduro.

Since the release of the Evo1 Quantya electric motorcycles have gone from strength to strength getting more and more media publicity and public awareness. There are now distributors all over the world working together to push the Quantya brand. There are also other brands popping up regularly announcing new electric motorbikes. The most notable of these is motocross giant KTM who announced their e-bike will be ready for production within 18 months. This is a significant step in the movement towards electric vehicles for transportation and also leisure activities, and proves Quantya are on to something good. Will Quantya's two year headstart be enough or will the big brands take over is the only question that remains.


HKEVN – Introducing the Portable Charger Kit

Portable EV Charger Kit System (PCK) is a spilt type EV Charger. The first of its kind in the Hong Kong market.
There are two components to the system, the Portable Charger and the Smart-Socket. The Charger is designed to be carried by EV owners and to pair with approved, proprietary Smart-Sockets to provide EV charging.

Instead of installing traditional EV chargers, which are bulky, expensive to install and maintain, the PCK System has huge cost benefit. It does not require high infrastructure cost, no local computers or modem are required, all data transmission will be relying on PCK Charger’s SIM card. Car park need only install a small and low-cost Smart-Socket to provide EV charging service. By installing Smart-Sockets instead of EV chargers, car park could avoid excessive cost of installation and maintenance. As well as saving room for local control devices. We believe that PCK could enormously reduce the cost and eventually encourage car park owners or management to provide EV charging service.


Introducing the Smart Battery Sense

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EcoFlow Tech: Introducing RIVER Mobile Power Station

A new generation of smart mobile power is here. EcoFlow Tech’s first product, River, is a portable battery with 412W output, 11 charger ports, flow-through charging, and a shelf life of 1 year. World’s, most comprehensive array of charging ports ever. Mega-Capacity 116,000mAh/412Wh Li-ion Battery & Total Output of 500 Watts. Ultra-Lightweight (11 lbs). River can be re-charged through car, wall, and solar chargers.

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Introducing REDARC’s new bigger, more powerful 50 amp dual battery charger

REDARC is proud to introduce the new, bigger, more powerful 12-volt dual input 50amp In-vehicle battery charger; the BCDC1250D.

The BCDC1250D has been developed to provide a higher current output, it features an additional charging stage known as Soft Start which has been engineered so that it can handle more demanding applications.

REDARC have manufactured In-vehicle battery chargers in Australia for more than 35 years.

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Justin introducing Battery Grinspector (battery pack testing station) • Grin Technologies

BrunoPOWEEER is everywhere:

Justin is the inventor of the Cycle Analyst (very popular industry standard precision meter) and other amazing very unique products such as the Cycle Satiator universal/smart charger and the super new and very modular LiGo battery that you can take with you on airplane.

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DJI – Introducing the Inspire 1 Battery Charging Hub

The new Battery Charging Hub for the DJI Inspire 1 lets you easily and automatically charge up to four batteries in succession. In this video, we show you the packaging and items included in the box, how to mount the batteries onto the Charging Hub, and the advantage of using the Charging Hub compared to a regular charger.

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Introducing Noco genius G3500 Battery Charger

Introducing Noco genius G3500 Battery Charger


Introducing the QuiQ 1500 Industrial Battery Charger

A light bulb went on for one of Delta-Q’s engineers and the QuiQ 1500 Battery Charger was born. Nicholas Dohmeier and Lloyd Gomm tell the story of the innovation behind creating a new battery charger for specialty golf and utility vehicles, and boom lifts. With the same mechanical design as the popular QuiQ 1000, the new 1500 can charge a battery pack up to 30% faster.

Video Transcript

This is the QuiQ industrial battery charger.
We are really excited about the latest QuiQ Series Battery Charger we are launching, it’s the QuiQ 1500. It’s a higher power variant of the popular QuiQ Series of battery chargers.

Our customers have needs for faster charging. Typically, with a faster charging charger, it takes up more space. In our case, the mechanical foot print is identical and customers can match the same product, in the same size package, with larger battery packs. It is a huge flexibility benefit for our customer base.

So the QuiQ 1500 is a product variant of the QuiQ line and we have chosen to provide the higher power, in specifically 48 and 72 volt applications. This means that the QuiQ 1500 is primarily targeted towards specialty golf vehicles, utility vehicles, boom lifts, and after market opportunities as well.

The QuiQ 1500 was born out of our culture of continuous improvement. With the QuiQ Series, the engineering team was looking for ways to both improve reliability and also improve efficiency. The engineering team led by Nicholas, basically came up with an idea to get more power out of the same product.

Every charger that is returned to Delta-Q gets analyzed, and we very carefully document all of the different issues that are noticed in the returned chargers. Then the engineers will analyze the mechanisms, try to see if there is a design improvement that can be made to address the various issues that get found in the returned chargers. These were all collected up for many years and then implemented in one project; the QuiQ refresh project, which allowed us to then completely re-validate the product.

And so we redesigned it to take advantage of state-of-the-art components that kind of future proofed the design. Consequently, this resulted in quite a substantial increase in the efficiency of the product. Approximately a two percent efficiency improvement. It really enabled us to push the full 1500 watts out of the charger.

In North America, which is a 120 volt service, a 1500 watt product will deliver 1200 watts of continuous power. In European applications with a voltage of 230 volts or in Asia, or with split phase, or higher voltages in North America as well, you can deliver 1500 watts continuously.

So I say kudos to the engineering team for bringing the spirit of innovation into this company. This is really what this company is about.

I’m really excited to see that the QuiQ is getting a breadth of innovation into it and customers are able to take it into a variety of different new applications.

The QuiQ is an iconic product for Delta-Q. It’s here to stay. We continue to invest in it and improve the performance, quality, and usability for all of our customers.