The big Focus appears to be back!
It takes time to charge an electric vehicle, and Tesla wants to capitalize on the thousands of owners waiting for electricity by adding convenience stores to Supercharger stations. "They want to eat, they want to have a cup of coffee, they want to use the restroom," said Tesla CTO JB Straubel. He added people spend on average 20 to 30 minutes at Supercharger stations.
The high-performance Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be available with an automatic transmission, according to recent spy shots. It could be an eight-speed or a 10-speed. Of course, a manual transmission will be also be available.
BMW M has surfed the downsizing wave in recent years, but it's not ready to launch a car powered by a four-cylinder engine. "If you look at it with a four-cylinder, I don't see characteristics that I would like on an M car, on a small displacement turbocharged four-cylinder engine," affirmed M boss Frank van Meel in an interview with Australian website Car Advice.
Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler will pump $1 billion into its factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The investment will go towards upgrading the plant to allow it to churn out batteries and electric cars. The first battery-powered Mercedes with a "made in America" label is expected to see the light of day in 2020. http://reut.rs/2xycqHQ
Jeep won't show the next-generation Wrangler until the Los Angeles Auto Show, and enthusiasts are getting impatient. A computer-savvy fan has created a rendering that shows what Jeep's next off-roader could look like, and we think it's pretty spot-on.