Today in Car News: American Resurgence, Car Chargers and David Byrne

October 13, 2010
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chevy Volt, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Jeep Grand Cherokee: America's automakers may have won back their place in the consideration queue. [New York Times]

Electric cars might be the hot topic this week, but automakers still have low expectations for sales. [CNet]

Ecotality and Coulomb Technologies say their DC current fast-charging stations are ready for business. [CNet]

They can't get here soon enough--with a standardized plug--because today, charging an EV at public stations can be a pain. [KickingTires]

Planning even further ahead into the future, the Fisker Karma can be configured online, though you still can't buy or drive one. [Autoblog]

Following up with more stargazing, there's rumor of a new BMW X4 emerging from design studios as early as 2013. [BMWBlog]

More slowdowns in China's car economy: this time, BYD suspends construction of a new-car factory. [WSJ]

And finally today, David Byrne (ex-Talking Heads) doesn't want you to forget the Motor City, and especially its hauntingly decayed Michigan Theater. [Jalopnik]

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