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Oil companies earn 31% for each liter of fuel, is it fair?

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 23:21

In the harsh crisis that has engulfed Spain should have certain areas they ceased to look navels and begin to think in the whole country. They must learn that if the country goes wrong, they will go worse, not now, but in the future. When you enter a casino is a maximum, the house always wins, well, then we can say that when entering a gas station oil companies always win.

Oil companies earn

As I said, this crisis is out gathering efforts. Both employers and individuals must join forces and go through with, give support and without getting tripped. A large part of the problems come from the political class and business people who just want to earn more, push more, squeezing, and here come the oil bag.

The transport is paramount and abaratarlo is essential for the activity to regenerate again. With a cheaper fuel could reduce the price of most products, people would take over the car, public transport would be much more accessible, and so forth.

You'd think that I'm talking about, well, because of a story that I wish I did not know is that the oil companies earn 31% for each liter of fuel, a higher figure compared to the same period last year. Are not we using less gasoline than ever? How is this possible?

Oil companies always win, but at these prices still

Most importantly, if the price of Brent crude has fallen so far this year by 6% as is that we still fuels a commercial offer as high . It is understandable that every day more and more money it costs to fill the tank.

Oil companies earn

According to the latest report of the CNE, the profit margin in the case of gasoline is 31% and if we look at the diesel is half, 15%. On average, for every liter of fuel oil companies earn 15 cents. Business? Round right?

You've probably heard about the Monday effect, a curiosity why this day of the week is the one that registers a lower fuel price. Coincidentally, the day in which data also take regulatory agencies to evaluate their reports. What a coincidence. The CNE has warned the oil companies should eradicate these practices and also that the pricing is not legal.

This last point is, if anything, even more important because the report does observe a pricing strategy common to both fuels, with percentages similar daily variation and coincidence of days that records the highest and lowest prices of the month .

Fuel demand is similar to 10 years ago

Oil companies earn

And I say, it would be more logical that this profit margin is reduced some and that the government also will help the whole population enjoy cheap fuel, sure you can get out before the crisis if people do not have fear of petrol.

In Spain, and if we compare to the rest of the European Union, we see how the pre-tax price of 95 octane gasoline is above average ranking number seven, over the most powerful countries. In the case of diesel goes something like, we occupied 11 of 27.

And I'll knock a little myth, buying fuel at a higher price, we are not more expensive to have them, why?. Because far from what we think, the tax burden is lower than that of other countries. Imagine that we had the same taxes on top, gold would surely be cheaper than fuel.

What is drawn from all this?

Oil companies earn

Very simple, the bleeding has to stop. There can be and live this kind of companies are looking for personal gain over the collective. Such companies are run by business people who often have rather little feeling for Spain and do not care what happens to us.

I'm not saying that we have to make a revolution, but if we have to pause for a moment and think about what will be the scene within 3 or 4 years and think hard if it compensates buy a conventional car or watching the unrest to which we are being led , worth seeking alternative forms of mobility, such as LPG .

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Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II, electrificando otra vez Pikes Peak

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 21:32

We know that the Pikes Peak 2013 is getting closer, and brands such as Peugeot are sharpening their weapons slowly . However, I must admit that Pikes Peak is assuming a good laboratory to test not only the development of racing car, but also for electric sports various components that could be used for future road cars. This is the case of the new Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II, an evolution of the Japanese i-MiEV to electrify again the mythical mountain located in Colorado, USA.

Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II

Without a doubt one of the most attractive events of the year for big brands year after year is assuming the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in electrical or greener alternative. Last year, we saw the participation of Mitsubishi i-MiEV , and how the experience used in this massive event was to develop concept cars like the Mitsubishi CA-MiEV Concept that was unveiled earlier this year at the Hall of Geneva 2013. And as we say brands and look to this event as a good place to advertise and also for the development of future models, so that the MiEV Mitsubishi Evolution II is the natural evolution of last year's model designed to correct minor bugs typically found in this experimental car, and gets off to a qualitative and quantitative in this new model.

For them, this year's Evolution II Mitsubishi MiEV will be led by the experienced Japanese driver Hiroshi Masuoka, part of the development team of Mitsubishi vehicles, while the second will be hosted by Greg Tracy, six-time motorcycle champion PPIHC. And I say the because the Japanese firm will have two units of Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II. Each will feature four electric motors (the previous model used only three), increasing the total power of 375 hp to 536 hp. We have also made ​​substantial improvements in the management of these models as these models will feature lithium ion batteries in order to improve the center of gravity, while the stability control and anti-lock braking systems have also been redesigned. Of course the final look of the car has been completely changed, and now the two MiEV Mitsubishi Evolution II will look more like a typical prototype of Le Mans. It only remains to see the live performance might have these spectacular models that will surely develop technologies for road cars. Or so I hope.

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Nissan JukeRide, will you participate in the development of a car?

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 20:02

How often have you been involved in the development of a new car?. Have you ever heard your proposals some engineer?. Have you had a really interesting idea that never explain why car does not reach the streets?. It's time, no doubt. Nissan has always been a very social brand in all respects to be involved in events like the Nissan GT Academy 2013 , but what about the purely mechanical or Engineering. That's why Nissan offers the opportunity for the whole world (literally) to participate in the Nissan JukeRide. A social event designed for the creation of a car.

Nissan JukeRide

No doubt Nissan is one of the brands most impact is assuming in the automotive world for its large R & D initiatives such as the Nissan Garage 56 , a concept that is bold and discover in the coming months. However, today we are ready to talk about another kind of daring: Crowd-sourcing the Framework on which to base the Nissan JukeRide. What is this daring project?. Nissan is very clear that the ideas and opinions of consumers as well as being interesting and be heard, think they might be a step forward in the development of a model, either sports or not (we assume that this will be). And we must never forget that cars are to be driven, and much of the blame for the success are consumers. To do this the Nissan JukeRide proposal is very clear : we will play two distinct roles.

  • Primary Role: Improvements (and control thereof) made ​​by Nismo sports firm, which as you will know in a few months is the official sports firm Nissan.
  • Secondary Role: Social Content as part of the evidence and technical data that we will be shared by Internet for discussion or proposals.

Fortunately for all readers MotorFull, assist from the beginning of this exciting project called Nissan Nismo JukeRide with, and we let them get your concerns and proposals firsthand, because as we will explain another day, this event will have two stages rather only a technical talk.

Primary Role

As mentioned above, the Nissan JukeRide be developed in two basic roles. And the first of them will be able to see first hand the work to be undertaken over the coming months on our Nissan Juke. Obviously we do not know if we will make the Juke has much character as the Nissan Juke Nismo RS we saw in Barcelona, ​​but it sure will be based on a popular decision. This mission is very clear: both myself (who will attend the Nissan JukeRide) as with the community Nismo # JukeRide, we will conduct a series of proposals for the creation of a unique car based on the Nissan Juke, and for that we can make all sorts of changes that go from the engine to the chassis. And in order to fine-tune the implementation of our Nissan Juke, will have the help of a remote control electric helicopter packed with sensors that will continue to drive and will be associated to it wirelessly.

Obviously our car packed with sensors will also and a battery array arranged to interconnect all types of electronic items that we want to develop in this Nissan JukeRide necessary. Also our car antennas will receive and issue all the information you will receive both the helicopter and the car. On the other hand, the Juke will not have rear seats to allow the accommodation of multiple electrical devices to collect data from remote electric helicopter (which will feature autonomous flight capability) and car and then are transmitted to the command center , to call it somehow. The information available will be the telemetry, tire temperature and pressure, engine rpm. Here's not all, as also collect biometric data from the driver and of course live video for later analysis. Unfortunately not all of these data will be shared with the Community # JukeRide, but you will get an idea of ​​what we have in hand.

Secondary Role

Obviously the whole project is Nissan JukeRide most interesting, but certainly can count on the Community # JukeRide is a very interesting passage. And is that ideas regarding this project could be many: for example I can think of a screen located near the windshield holography to super put the image we have of the track with respect to the image that the helicopter is able to offer. Or for example use the helicopter as a radar to acquire important data from rivals such as speed or trajectory, so you can complete a virtual map to know where the performance of our car. I dunno, I can think of many ideas, but I think the strength of this project has to do with the proposals in this call Community # JukeRide, so it would be interesting and necessary to know your suggestions for pass them on to the team that will Nismo present at the Silverstone Circuit on 1 and 2 June.

And this is only the first phase of JukeRide Nissan as the second phase will take place at the legendary Le Mans circuit. But that I'll find out next week. We hope your suggestions for the Juke as before, either through Twitter (with hashtag # JukeRide), Facebook or you can leave comments right below. Both Nissan and I hope this project evolves to be more effective and relevant. A very interesting idea that you should not miss. Or do you not look forward to be part of this project?.

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Mercedes S-Class History, over 100 years of luxury on wheels

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 18:27

For years, Mercedes Benz is considered one of the classic brands in that they could express the luxury on wheels so clearly, and after the demise of Maybach, the presentation of the new S-Class was a declaration of intent. It is for this reason that we wanted to take a brief look at the history of Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes S-Class History

But to reach the level of perfection that we have seen in this new generation of Class S, date back more than 100 years in time to admire the Mercedes-Simplex 60 hp from 1904, the first luxury model created by Daimler and Maybach and still today remains the highest standard of luxury on wheels made by Mercedes. This is the model that started the history of Mercedes S-Class And what better to start with this video that you can not miss, a perfect summary of what is to Mercedes Benz S Class:

In total, the luxury Mercedes range consists of 14 generations have always been characterized by a milestone in the industry. For being the architects to bring home the luxury of the car and also innovate. They were the first to put a luxury vehicle did compete and win races.

Do you know where the name Class S?

The Class S title did not begin to be used in high-end vehicles from Mercedes until 1972 when they start using the abbreviation for Sonderklasse, which in German means in another class. A word that can be the one that best define these models.

Mercedes S-Class History

The first Mercedes Benz sedan in using the designation S was the number 116 and had to date elements that were not present even as an option, ABS case, which ended up being standard on all cars. It also had a fuel tank shockproof and larger headlights.

Mercedes S-Class History

But perhaps many will remember is the W 140, 1991, a vehicle that was designed from the outset to offer maximum comfort thanks to huge dimensions and a double glazed windows to reduce noise entering the passenger compartment.

Following developments, the W 140 included the ESP, BAS brake assist and V12 and V8 engines became wet dreams of many parents.

Mercedes S-Class History

The W 200, introduced in 1998 was a spectacular leap by Airmatic air suspension with electronic control, the Active Body Control, which reduces body roll in cornering and 4MATIC all-wheel drive, which was optional.

In 2002 was introduced Pre-Safe technology which prepared the car for a possible collision by adjusting the seat and the seat belt to minimize the maximum injury from an accident.

Mercedes S-Class History

We arrived at the year 2005 when it was presented until a week ago was the current generation S-Class, the 221. This model had several revolutionary systems, Night View Assist case, to see in the dark, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and the maximum speed indicator. In addition, the Pre-Safe system was updated to include an automatic partial braking function

But as I said before, the history of the Mercedes S-Class can not be understood if we look at the years 20-30-50 and that is why this is the complete list of the 14 generations epitome of luxury on wheels, Mercedes sedans representation, what is now known as Class S:

  • Mercedes-Simplex 60 hp, 1904
  • Mercedes-Benz Nürburg (W 08, 1928-1933).
  • Mercedes-Benz 770 "Grand Mercedes" (W07, 1930-1938)
  • Mercedes-Benz 300 (W186 / W189, from 1951 to 1962)
  • Mercedes-Benz 220 (W180, 1954-1956)
  • Mercedes-Benz 220 SE (W111, 1959-1965)
  • Mercedes-Benz 600 (W100, 1963-1981)
  • Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL 3.5 (W108, 1965-1972)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class W116 series (1972-1980)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class W126 series (1979-1991)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class W140 series (1991-1998)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class W220 series (1998-2005)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221 series (2005-2013)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222 series (2013 -)

As you can see, not one is missing and you can see how evolution has been dramatic. I've only had the opportunity to climb into a Class S, specifically the AMG variant, and I have to say it was one of the best trips I've been able to board a vehicle. Comfort and sportiness locked in a saloon that means as little other can express the luxury on wheels.

Since the end of WW Mundia, Mercedes has sold over 3.5 million top-end vehicles worldwide, giving the Class S title of best-selling luxury vehicle. Will keep the new Class S this title?

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