Conservation is Theme of Detroit Car Show Debuts

Green machines from hybrids to fuel cells are the dream machines at the 2005 North American International Auto Show.

Published: 11-Jan-2005

DETROIT - Green machines are the dream machines at the North American International Auto Show - in the form of hybrid concepts and hybrids destined for production.

General Motors also rolled out to the media Sunday the Sequel, the, well, sequel to the previous fuel-cell concepts.

The auto show opens to the public Saturday and runs through Jan. 23 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. At news conferences this week, automakers are unveiling some of the vehicles that will make their debut at the show, including GM's high-tech Sequel.


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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