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Hummer's Electric Pickup Comeback
Hummer EV Pickup Truck for Sale 2021
Source: GM Front Bumper of Hummer EV
Gas Guzzler No More
At tonight's 2020 Super Bowl Game 54, GM is unveiling a comeback version of the Hummer that is all-electric. It's a battery powered electric Hummer EV pickup truck that will be teased in a :30 ad featuring basketball star LeBron James. The Hummer EV will be officially unveiled in May 2020 and go on sale in September 2021. This is another big GM electric vehicle bet. CEO Mary Barra believes that the future of driving is electric.
The pickup's battery is huge. It's capable of generating 1,000 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds. It also has a high towing capability. GM hasn't disclosed the price or how far the EV can go on a single charge. And, the only image that GM has provided so far is the front bumper area of the EV as shown in the picture above.
The electric pickup truck market is on fire with compeition. Tesla's Cybertruck, unveiled a few months ago, has more than 200,000 pre-orders. Hot EV startup Rivian has an electric pickup truck coming out for sale soon. And Ford is electrifying its very popular F-150 pickup.
GM is betting a lot on the electric comeback of Hummer. The company scrapped the Hummer brand in 2010. It was harshly criticized by environmentalists for being a gas guzzling tank that spewed toxic emissions into the air. GM is calling the new EV "a quiet revolution" that is virtually noiseless, "all-electric, zero emissions and zero limits".
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living Source: Stock images of football players Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports : First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock
Superstar Robot Packers Source: CMC CartonWrap Superstar Customers The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci. Big Business in Italy CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.