Detroit Auto Show Highlights EVs, Hybrids

By Charles Murray – Never has the auto industry‘s emphasis on fuel efficiency been on display more than at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Automakers unveiled a potpourri of new technologies aimed at boosting vehicle efficiency.

Ford rolled out two new hybrids and a pure electric car. Toyota added to its reputation for innovation with a low-cost version of the Prius and a concept car aimed at the future. Lexus, Tesla, and others maintained their emphasis on advanced powertrains with new EVs, hybrids, and concept cars. Meanwhile, a host of automakers showed components — from new frame materials to power-stingy LED lights — aimed at cutting fuel consumption. more>


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