GM Concepts Hype Hydrogen and Hybrids

With Prius sales up 118.5 percent over 2003, GM decides its time to protect its turf.

Published: 11-Jan-2005

DETROIT - General Motors Corp. may not be reinventing the wheel, but the world's largest automaker is taking a whack at reinventing the engine.

Three concept cars unveiled Sunday at the North American International Auto Show each demonstrates a way to power cars with less gasoline or none at all:

• Sequel: The concept gives auto enthusiasts a preview of what a hydrogen car might look like.


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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