The Future Is More Earth-friendly

Besides showing production-ready hybrids at the Detroit Auto Show, car companies also explored beyond what is found in the showroom with a variety of drivetrain and alternative-fuel solutions such as biofuels, ethanol, diesel-electric, solar and hydrogen.

Published: 31-Jan-2006

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DETROIT - Earlier this month, at the North American International Auto Show, a plethora of new green car concepts was unveiled that not only deliver lower emissions and burn less gas but also introduce innovative green solutions in manufacturing.

For environmentally conscious new-car shoppers -- especially those who want to be part of the solution and not the problem -- new choices are definitely on the way.

Although many manufacturers at the show were busy rolling out production-ready gas-electric hybrids, some concepts explored beyond what is found in the showroom with a variety of drivetrain and alternative-fuel solutions such as biofuels, ethanol, diesel-electric, solar and hydrogen.

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