Ride News Now: June 6, 2019

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In this episode of Ride News Now with Alison Haislip, Uber is getting into the submarine game, the military is developing better battery tach, and Ferrari has built a plug-in hybrid supercar.

  • Up first, Uber is underwater. No, we’re not referring to their constant money loss. This time we literally mean underwater, as the rideshare outfit has teamed up with a company in Australia to offer submarine rides. You get to explore the Great Barrier Reef and go snorkeling as well. You just have to hail your scUber to come pick you up.
  • Next, the military is working hard to advance battery technology. Working with the University of Maryland, the US Army has created an aqueous lithium-ion battery, which is twice as dense as standard lithium-ion batteries. If fully developed, it could prove to be a battery game changer in the years ahead.
  • Lastly, Ferrari has revealed the full details on its SF90 Stradale. This is the automakers first-ever plug-in hybrid. There’s a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine, which works together with a trio of electric motors. The result is 986 total horsepower. And it’s not a limited-edition car either. So if you’ve got the dough, and Ferrari likes you, you could theoretically put one of these in your garage.

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