Next Generation Autos Aim to Plug-in with Public

Many of the new technologies have yet to be proven on the market and will require not only major nationwide investments in fueling infrastructure (how's that corner hydrogen station coming along?), but also changes in personal habits.

Published: 22-Jan-2008

It's no secret that tomorrow's vehicles will rely on a variety of technologies for providing power and that unlike today's gasoline, no one method may dominate in the years to come.

Plug-in electric concepts, ethanol "flex-fuel" production engines, gas-electric hybrids and hydrogen fuel-cell technologies can all be found at the North American International Auto Show, which continues through Jan. 27.

But many of the new technologies have yet to be proven on the market and will require not only major nationwide investments in fueling infrastructure (how's that corner hydrogen station coming along?), but also changes in personal habits.

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