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If you haven’t gotten a chance to look at the new 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, it would be worth your while. Rescuers are going to want to pay attention to a couple of items of interest. First, there is NO exterior badging on the vehicle to indicate that it is a hybrid – not on the […]


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My good friend Jörg Heck and myself co-authored an article on battery fires for the Moditech newsletter.  Check it out by clicking on this link: Technology update March 2014 | LITHIUM-ION HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY FIRES


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This past Wednesday evening a new year of vehicle rescue training was started with a New Vehicle Technology Solutions course at the West Reading Fire Department.  The class, which discusses not only alternative fuels concerns, focuses on solutions to many problems that rescuers encounter today.  Advanced steel and construction features as well as supplemental restraints are […]


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Mercedes Benz introduced the hybrid version of the E400 last year.  The hybrid system in the E-class is similar to the S-class. Mercedes is one of the first manufacturers to use lithium-ion battery technology, and this has helped to decrease the size of the high voltage battery.  This vehicle can also be considered a “stop-start” because this is another example of a vehicle that […]


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