The Mercedes-Benz CLA was seen for the first time at this year's Detroit motor show
BMW is working with UK-based Chargemaster to improve the UK's EV infrastructure
A new pair of Skoda Fabia special editions are now available, which include trim and cosmetic upgrades
The 2014 North American International Auto Show is claimed to be unaffected by the bankruptcy of Detroit, where the motor show is hosted. According to a release from the organisers, the Cobo Centre, the show's venue, is an independent entity and does not require any funding from the city to operate.
Chargemaster, a UK provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, has received investment from BMW to expand the UK's charging network in preparation for the arrival of BMW's i brand, which includes the new i3. Both will also work together to promote electric vehicles and various E-mobility services.
Skoda has launched a pair of special edition Fabias. The new Fabia Combi 'Monte Carlo' gets black detailing, 16-inch alloy wheels and tinted windows, as well as standard-fit sports suspension. The Fabia 'Reaction' also features black detailing and an interior leather upgrade package that adds a leather-trimmed wheel, gearstick and handbrake.