BLACK+DECKER™ announces new powered kitchen and bathroom scrubbers for cleaning without all the work. The GrimeBuster™, GrimeBuster™ Pro, and ScumBuster® Pro motorize scrubbing in order to agitate surface materials, eliminating the typical “elbow grease” that manual cleaning requires.
The GrimeBuster™ ($14.99 MSRP) and GrimeBuster™ Pro ($29.99 MSRP) quickly clean kitchen surfaces, dirty pots and pans, sinks, microwaves, and more. They are lightweight and each feature an ergonomic design. With a slip-resistant grip, they are also submersible in water. Each scrubber comes with two dishwasher-safe scrubbing attachments – one with a non-scratch sponge and one with nylon bristles. Heavy-duty sponge and bristle brush attachments will be sold separately. The GrimeBuster™ is powered by four included alkaline batteries. The GrimeBuster™ Pro has added features, including a longer handle and a charging dock that powers its long-lasting Lithium-Ion battery. The attractively designed GrimeBuster™ Pro can be left on the counter on its charging base until it’s time to clean again.
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2017 Renault Zoe
Renault has introduced a new Z.E. 40 battery for ZOE. At the same, ZOE owners can benefit from a range of new connected services and equipment upgrades. Order books for the new ZOE line-up are open. The new ZOEs fitted with the new Z.E. 40 battery are made at Renault's Flins plant in France and will be available for delivery before the end of 2016.
Double the range for even longer journeys
As the pioneer of all-electric mobility and Europe's number one seller of electric vehicles, Renault has stepped up its innovation programme and the deployment of its Zero Emissions strategy.
Fitted with the new Z.E. 40 battery, the Renault ZOE now delivers a record NEDC driving range of 400km, which is twice the distance delivered by the model at the time of its original launch.
The new Z.E. 40 battery has a real-world range of 300 kilometres in urban or suburban areas, for example.
The range permitted today by the ZOE is the longest of any mainstream all-electric vehicle and motorists can take advantage of this step forward now.
The ZOE is the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe and provides a real alternative to internal combustion-engine cars, since average daily commuting distances are well within the ZOE's capabilities.
The new battery removes the final psychological barrier that stands in the way of buying an electric car since ZOE users can now travel further and enjoy a wider variety of driving situations without worry about charging. This makes weekend trips a real possibility.
The Z.E. 40 battery's charging rate is similar to that of the standard battery, so 'topping up' doesn't take long at all. For example, just 30 minutes are required on average to charge the battery for an extra 80 kilometres of driving range when plugged into one of the many public charging points in operation in Europe. The ZOE continues to be equipped with the Quick Charge function to take full advantage of the maximum capacity of fast charging points located predominantly along motorway corridors.
An innovation that doubles battery capacity with no increase in size
The ZOE's new Z.E. 40 battery boasts 41kWh of useful energy, equivalent to almost double the storage capacity of the ZOE's standard battery (22kWh of useful energy).
Developed in close partnership with LG Chem, the battery uses high-energy density lithium-ion technology.
Renault and LG engineers have succeeded in increasing storage capacity without making the battery any bigger or a lot heavier. It was optimised by working on the chemistry of the cells in order to increase their energy density, rather than stacking additional battery modules, a commonly used technique.
This major new technology has been developed while ensuring the battery's reliability or safety.
The battery's large storage capacity ensures longer range for the ZOE thanks to the meticulous work that went into integrating the battery in the vehicle. The electronic management system of the battery optimises the ZOE's energy use on the move, while the new air circulation system maintains the temperature of the ZOE's battery at a constant level, making the car economical to run in very hot or very cold weather.
DEWALT® Charlotte, NC manufacturing plant celebrated a significant milestone this past week, as the professional tool brand’s 10-millionth tool rolled off the production line. Company executives were on hand to build the 10-millionth tool – a 20V MAX* XR Lithium Ion Brushless 3-Speed Hammer Drill (DCD996P2).
Across its seven U.S. manufacturing plants, the brand produced more than 90 million individual products Made in the USA with global materials in 2016, an almost 50 percent increase from the 62 million individual products in 2015, just one year earlier. This is a meaningful accomplishment towards the brand’s effort to expand its domestic manufacturing using global materials, an effort that began in 2013. In addition to Charlotte, DEWALT operates manufacturing facilities in New Britain, CT; Greenfield, IN; Hampstead, MD; Shelbyville, KY; Cheraw, SC; and Jackson, TN.
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PORTER CABLE® announces the launch of its 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver (PCCK607LB) and 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Impact Driver (PCCK647LB), which are both part of the new Brushless EDGE™ family of tools. The 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver and 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Impact Driver are extensions to the 20V MAX* Get Linked System® tools, a range of professional cordless core tools at a great price. These two tools operate on any PORTER CABLE 20V MAX* Lithium Ion battery. Integrating brushless motor technology for the first time in its system of tools, these two new PORTER CABLE brushless products offer up to 50% more runtime** to minimize downtime on the jobsite.
The 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver (PCCK607LB) boasts more runtime as well as 20% more power and improved bit retention compared to the prior model (PCC601). Its efficient brushless motor, high-speed transmission, and 1.5Ah battery deliver up to 370 Max Watts Out (MWO) to maximize drilling and fastening speeds. A two-speed gear transmission delivers 0-450 Rotations Per Minute (RPM) in low speed for high-torque applications and 0-1,800 RPM in high speed for maximum fastening speed. Since compact size is an important feature for professionals, the 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver is just 7.4 inches in length and weighs only 3.3 pounds with its battery.
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Martin Amado is a TV personality, interior decorator, lifestyle expert, and contributing writer on the subject of home décor. For over ten years, he’s been the host/designer on the home makeover segment, Room for Improvement, seen on WSVN 7 News, a FOX affiliate station in Miami, FL. In addition to his work in the general market as a host/designer for HGTV (Home & Garden Network) on shows such as Small Space, Big Style and Decorating Cents, Martin has been featured on numerous Spanish-language media platforms airing nationally in the United States and throughout Latin America. He is currently a home décor contributor to Un Nuevo Día, Telemundo’s national morning program. Prior to that, he was the lead designer on Decorando Contigo airing for five seasons on Galavisión. His decorating segments have been featured on FOXLife on programs such as Tu Vida Más Simple and Hogar Express. He was chosen by Moen, the #1 faucet brand in the United States, to be their Home Décor & DIY Expert for three consecutive years on their SaturDIY: Moen Makeover webisode series for the general market. Most recently, he can be seen co-hosting on ION Television and on HuffPost Voces.Com as their DIY expert on the Baño Chic and Hogar Chic webisode series. Martin has shared his decorating and lifestyle tips in the pages of Vista Magazine, People En Español, Latina Magazine, TV y Novelas, HuffPost Voces and Qué Rica Vida. His experience also includes being an On-Air Guest Expert for the HGTV Home brand on the Home Shopping Network. He draws on his keen eye for design, experience as a visual merchandiser, and savvy shopping skills to help homeowners realize that a beautifully-decorated space can be within their reach. Martin works exclusively with clients through his home styling company, The WOW Factor!, Inc., where he specializes in one-day makeovers and working with a minimal budget to achieve the decorator look for less! Please visit www.martinamado.com for additional information and press including features inside People En Español and other publications. You may follow him on Twitter @martinamadotv, join his Facebook fan page: Martin Amado: Home Décor & Lifestyle Expert, subscribe to his YouTube channel: Martin Amado and follow him on Instagram: @martinamadotv for more decorating tips and ideas.
DEWALT® launches its first battery-powered Outdoor Power Tools. The line includes two 40V MAX* Brushless String Trimmers, two 40V MAX* Brushless Blowers, and a 40V MAX* Hedge Trimmer. The cordless outdoor tools run on the DEWALT 40V MAX* Lithium Ion battery platform with EXTREME RUNTIME (XR) on the brushless units.
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BLACK+DECKER™ announces a new range of powerful cordless Lithium Ion handheld vacuums. The collection includes the 20V MAX* & 16V MAX* Lithium Flex™ Vacs with Floor Heads and the 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot™ Vac.
Jeremy Lippenholz, Product Manager for Home Cleaning Products said, "Lithium Ion battery technology has enhanced the performance of BLACK+DECKER's handheld vacuums. Other types of batteries fade and lose suction, making it difficult for homeowners to complete their cleaning task before running out of power. Instead, Lithium Ion batteries offer strong suction and fade-free power throughout their use giving homeowners the confidence that they can complete tasks quickly and conveniently."
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They say it’s the thought that counts. However, more than half of all holiday shoppers are expected to return gifts, according to a recent national survey. Fortunately, Wahl, a leader in men’s grooming and personal care, has a holiday lineup designed with staying power. The company’s latest offerings consist of budget-friendly gifts for everyone on the list, including new lithium-ion-powered grooming tools, temperature-therapy massage solutions and odor-fighting products for pets.
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Black & Decker® (NYSE: SWK) brings innovation to the screw driving category once again with the introduction of the GYRO™ 4V MAX* Lithium-ion Rechargeable Screwdriver (BDCS40G), the world’s first motion-activated screwdriver that controls variable speed and direction. The variable speed feature and direction change that occurs with a twist of the wrist provide improved control while screwdriving compared to rechargeable screwdrivers on the market.
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Black & Decker’s® new 20 Volt Max* Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger (LST220) gives consumers what they want: more power, long battery life and great results without the mess and hassles of gas. The exclusive PowerDrive Transmission enables users to cut more in less time** and the Lithium Ion battery holds its charge five times longer than Black & Decker HPB18 batteries, providing long battery life year after year.
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The X PRIZE Foundation, an educational nonprofit prize organization, and Progressive Insurance, the country’s fourth largest auto insurance group, today, at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., awarded $10 million to three teams who successfully completed the rigorous Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE. The winning teams—Edison2 of Lynchburg, Virginia; X-Tracer of Winterthur, Switzerland; and Li-ion Motors Corp. of Mooresville, North Carolina—emerged from an original field of 111 competing teams, representing 136 vehicle entries from around the world. The winning vehicles were showcased to an audience of auto industry, business and government leaders. Each of the winning teams was also presented with a towering bronze trophy designed by Harry Winston, Inc.
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