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> http://tinyurl.com/86enbz4
- VW debuts E-Bugster Concept Car (core77.com)
- Lexus Debuts LF-LC Sporty 2+2 Hybrid Coupe Concept Car at 2012 Detroit Auto Show (treehugger.com)
- Teased: Infiniti looking ahead to Geneva with mid-engined EV sports car concept (autoblog.com)
- Volvo to unveil XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept car in Detroit (gizmag.com)