AutoComplete: GM and Honda to manufacture fuel cells in DetroitAudi rings up a pair of serious recalls and Car2Go gets a little classier thanks to the Three-Pointed Star.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. You might not remember this but back in 2013 General Motors and Honda shacked up to jointly develop fuel cells. That relationship took a big step forward Monday with the two auto makers announcing that the will invest $85,000,000 to build fuel cells together beginning around 2020 Production will be based at GM's existing battery plant, just south of Detroit. Audi is poised to sending back nearly 600,000 A5 and Q5 models in two separate recalls. The first involves 2013 to 2017 A5 coupe cabriolet, and Q5 SUVs with two-liter engines. Apparently, their electric cooling pumps may overheat and catch fire after becoming clogged with debris. The second campaign also centers on the Q5, where a leaky sunroof on 2011 to 2017 models could damage side airbags. If an affected airbag deploys, it could spray shrapnel into the cabin. Not good. If you're into that whole car sharing thing and live in Austin, Portland, Seattle or D.C., we've got good news. Car2Go, Daimler's car sharing program has just added GLA and CLA class Mercedes models into their fleet. They're a bit more expensive to rent than the smart members usually get, but considering how miserable the Fortwo is, we say treat yourself. Find more on these stories over on the roadshow.com, and we'll talk to you tomorrow.