More Hybrids, Electrics Showcased at Detroit Auto Show

Debuting are new Ford hybrids, Toyota Prius and Fisker Sunset

Published: 09-Jan-2009

What may be the most significant batch of new hybrid-electric vehicles the auto industry has ever seen will debut at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit's Cobo Center next week.

The 2009 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids bowed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but they only just began to get the attention they deserve, thanks to amazing fuel economy numbers Ford just released.

In addition to the 41-m.p.g. Fusion and Milan midsize sedans, the world's best known and most-loved hybrid, the Toyota Prius, arrives with an all-new model that promises significant improvement from the '09 model's EPA 48 m.p.g. city/45 m.p.g. highway fuel economy ratings.


Concept car is platform for numerous innovations including demonstrating the company's plug-in hybrid battery technology pictured here.

Detroit News columnist Neil Winton reports on GM electric-drive program announcements from NAIAS 2008. Pictured is Saturn Flextreme Extended-range Electric Car.

The design research model of a lightweight hybrid sports car features advanced technologies that deliver elevated driving performance while reducing the vehicle’s environmental footprint.


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