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AutoComplete: Honda Civic Type R is the Nürburgring king once morePlus: Tesla hopes to double its Supercharger network, and Mercedes-Benz builds a home battery of its own.
Here's what's making news on road show. Honda's Civic Type R is king of the ring once again. Honda has taken a brand new 2017 Civic Type R to the Green Hill, where it clocked a time of 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds. That's a full 5.41 seconds quicker than the previous front wheel drive champion, Volkswagen's GTI Club Sport. Honda had to install a roll cage for safety, but it balanced out the weight gain by removing the rear seats and infotainment system. Tesla plans to double its supercharger network in just one year. The company says it'll increase the number of US superchargers by about 150% with 1000 new units in California alone. it plans to add more charges to current stations as well as establish new supercharger outposts, further from highways, so that locals can have better access. Tesla will need all those new charger spots given its ambitious Model 3 production targets. With 145kW of power, a Supercharger can add about 170 miles of range To a Tesla in as little as 30 minutes. Speaking of Tesla, it's not the only auto-maker building batteries for houses. Mercedes-Benz has a new home energy storage solution as well, and while it lacks the Tesla [UNKNOWN] name, it can still help reduce reliance on the grid. Mercedes new battery system is modular, allowing 2.5 kilowatt hour batteries to connect together to provide 20 kilowatt hours of storage. It figures to cost between 9 and $10,000 to purchase and install the batteries, along with the necessary inverters and other hardware required. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com. We'll talk to you tomorrow. [BLANK_AUDIO]