Its Hip to be Green at 2008 Detroit Auto Show

Environmentally friendly concept cars are the major theme at the 2008 North American International Auto Show.

Published: 14-Jan-2008

DETROIT–It's green here in January. Very green.

Fresh grass has replaced snow outside the North American International Auto Show and spiffy small models with the latest environmentally friendly technology are gaining ground on the usual pollution-emitting horsepower inside.

"It has moved from a trickle to a flood," Richard Cooper, executive director of J.D. Power and Associates in Canada, said yesterday after seeing some of the new metal on the show floor.


The Edge crossover concept vehicle could go the first 25 or 30 miles each day on energy from the power grid.

Priced at $24,400 MSPR, the Altima Hybrid has been certified by the Internal Revenue Service as meeting the requirements for the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit, thereby qualifying for a tax credit of $2,350.

The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a sports car that features advanced hybrid technology - proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R and D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.


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