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.

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