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 Skoda 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.