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What Fusion Did for Sedans, New Focus Aims to Do for Compacts


Chevrolet  (NYSE:GM) has seen putting its new, Cruze  compact sedan its paces, but upon release, it have to contend with    (NYSE:F) freshly renewed More than a pretty Ford seems to think the new Focus will be among the advanced vehicles in its class.   things first.

The Focus has gotten an updated front evoking the design language is becoming increasingly commonplace on global options. Its headlights been slightly elongated and now more after those on the 2015 Mustang  and less than the Fusion sedan. The grille, however, after the latter.

Accentuated fog housings and a splitter-style floor of the bumper give the Focus a far and aggressive appearance than its demands, but as shown with its the formula appears to be working for Ford.

The back has been as well, though perhaps not to the extent. The rear lights are but wholly similar to the outgoing the raked rear window and and haunches help give the new a planted, forward-leaning stance, makes the car look aggressive its performance bracket. It will get better, we expect, with the new ST of this new car.

“We have taken the title of best-selling nameplate to impressive new the redesigned Focus,” Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and of the Americas, said in the company’s “Its combination of compelling, design and the most high-tech in the class will appeal to consumers who desire a small car very sophisticated features.”

the hood, Ford has implanted the EcoBoost engine, which can be found in the Fiesta subcompact. means better fuel for consumers and for Ford, possibly a handle on the compact car market.

1.0 liter EcoBoost engine is that excellent fuel and performance can come in one package,” Raj Nair, Ford’s group president of global product “Focus is already known for together efficiency and fun, and our addition will bring a whole new level of enjoyment — on the and at the pump.”

Though it’s new to the the small EcoBoost engine is well acquainted in Europe. says that the 1-liter accounts for 32 percent of sales of the Focus and 26 percent of sales for  for this year.

Inside, Ford  will — for the first — throw in a rearview camera as equipment on either the 4.2-inch or the 8-inch screen on cars with MyFord Touch. Touch is also available in the Ford F150  Truck and SuperDuty  Trucks. Radar lane departure warnings, and spot detection will be available.

The new Focus will go on later this year.

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In a Electric Car: Finding of SuperChargers across America

anxiety has been a hot topic it comes to electric vehicles. Tesla fought hard to convince that EVs remain a viable for everyone, not just for those never leave the confines of hometown. One key ingredient in achieving is Tesla s Supercharger network — a of free, solar-powered charging that provide range for three hours of highway in just 20 minutes.

And with 71 now in place, the question has been a Model S owner could from coast to coast only free Tesla

That historic voyage t completed by Tesla CEO Elon or a group of his employees. The feat was by Model S owner John and his daughter Jill on Sunday, the coast-to-coast trip in less a week.

Glenney, 62, has been a Tesla for three years, originally a Tesla Roadster and driving it Washington D.C. to San Francisco in 2011, charging the car via any outlet he find while waiting between charges.   See a full on all Green Cars  and which ones you would to test drive.  As an owner of Model Ss, Glenney thought it be fun to attempt the trip, retracing the Musk and his brother took in college, with his daughter 26, by his side.

For Glenney, the voyage in Kentucky, where he drove to s home in Hoboken, N.J. to her up and establish the east coast line. From there, the required traveling through Dakota, rather than the direct route through due to the current location of Tesla s

Perhaps the biggest issue by the father-daughter duo, though, was the frigid weather, playing on the Model S s 85 kWh battery, spending of their drive below degrees. The roughly 270 mile of the Tesla was depleted, in some to around 150 miles. This arriving at charging stations as low as 11 miles of juice left.

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One Supercharger was blocked with leaving it completely unusable. a panicked phone call to the man on the phone told the pair to get sleep and he d see what he could do. By the they woke up, the pump was and ready to charge.

During the Glenney posted his journey to Tesla s forum, not expecting there to be interest. But the forum blew up, commenters offering words of as well as statements like below:

I hope to tell my grandkids in 20 years that, the first cross-country trip on alone was back in January And I followed along. I think we then what a milestone it be.

One section of the route that him through — in his Tesla S was a bluegrass filled drive, but few  Another concern for Glenney was Denver and up Silverthorne hill. recommended he charge fully in Wyoming, before making the ascent, while others to bring the pair some juice if need be.

In the end, posted that it was anti-climatic, at the next charge station 35 miles left to spare, Not the 17 miles Tesla hides us for emergencies, he said.

By now, the news had reached of the EV community, and many wanted to at various stops to buy the duo dinner or wish them good After passing Colorado, the to Los Angeles was calmer. Temperatures allowing Glenner and his happy to skip some Superchargers and forward, making up time. arrival at the Hawthorn charging in Los Angeles at 5:45 p.m. on 26, after leaving New York on the of January 20, a dozen or so well-wishers to congratulate them both. Glenney driving from Louisville,  to New York first, he traveled a of 3,619 miles and consumed kWh of energy.

When the main leg from New York, Glenney a total of 28 Superchargers during the  One day Used Car lots America will be offering pre-owned and Tesla  models.

The next after Jill had taken the home the previous night, took a leisurely drive up to s facility in Fremont, Calif. been promised a brief Glenney was shocked to see hordes of lining the factory, clapping and for him becoming the first person to cost-to-coast using free from Tesla s Supercharger I only wish Jill was here to see this, he wrote on the

According to Glenney, there are some folks who don t understand why he and his did this: Because we can, he  For more Information on the Models, Green Car Reviews and the of buying a pre-owned Tesla or Car, please see the Global Relations Group website at:

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