It’s been reported that Tipperary’s senior hurlers have decided they WILL play in the Munster League in January – but the senior footballers have opted out of the equivalent McGrath Cup.With a tighter than usual fixture list for the 2018 season, it was thought the hurlers may opt to wait to begin their season with the National League.However, it’s the footballers who’ve opted out of their competition in favour of waiting to start their campaign a few weeks later in the year.
Mercedes has begun production of the EQC, a pure electric SUV that represents the German automaker’s first native EV (built to be electric, not adapted from a legacy vehicle).The company has begun taking orders, and deliveries are expectedto start next month. Mercedes says the EQC SUV is already sold out for theyear.Mercedes is producing the EQC at its Bremen plant, where thevehicle “can be flexibly integrated into the ongoing series production ofvehicles with combustion engine or hybrid drive.”The EQC has an 80 kWh battery pack and two 2 asynchronousmotors with 300 kW (408 hp) of total power and 564 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is111 mph, and 0-100 km/h acceleration is 4.9 seconds.The new Benz sports a water-cooled 7.4 kW onboard charger. DCfast charging is a standard feature.Mercedes previously announced a range of 280 miles, but atthat time the company was still using the obsolete NEDC testing standard.Electrek predicts that the real-world range will be around 200 miles.MSRP in Germany is 71,281.00 euros (including 19% VAT).“Flexibility and efficiency are decisive pillars of the strategy in our global production network,” said Mercedes Divisional Board Member Markus Schäfer. “Production of the EQC is perfect proof of this. The staff in Bremen have many years of experience in the production of vehicles with a wide range of drive types.”Sources: Mercedes, Electrek Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine
The City of Wenatchee pool opens for the season tomorrow. It will be open at 220 South Fuller Street from June 16th through August 18th. Public swims are generally from 1:00 p.m. through 4:45 with lap swims in the morning and evening and swimming lessons from 9:30 a.m. to noon throughout the week. For the more information, including the complete schedule and pool rental info, go the city pool page on the city of Wenatchee’s website.