Detroit's Green Cars Offer Peak at Automotive Future

Despite the spate of electric and plug-in hybrid concept cars on display, few are road-ready and many are likely to never be produced.

Published: 16-Jan-2008

DETROIT — Most of what's on the floor at this year's North American International Auto Show still runs on fossil fuel and spews some level of pollutants into the atmosphere.

But automakers have plenty to show that gives at least a glimpse of a cleaner, greener future.

They rolled out a variety of green vehicles this week for automotive journalists to see before the big show opens to the public Saturday for a nine-day run.


The PAS series, which includes six different bikes, will have its official launch next month in Japan. Prices will start at US$800 to US$990.

The bikes will make their debut appearance in Ed's new comedy TV show, 'Living with Ed' which broadcasts Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV.

The scooters top out at a 25mph speed, although the ones on loan to the Sheriff's Department are calibrated to travel no faster than 18mph.


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