Gallery: Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show


The Detroit Auto Show kicked off this week with a slew of fantastic electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from the purely conceptual to the near production-ready. Electric vehicles were so prominently featured that they prompted the convention to open Electric Avenue, a 37,000-square-foot showcase where visitors could see and test-drive evs! Without further ado, check out this year’s Top 5 from the Detroit Auto Show.

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  1. bunchaviolets March 6, 2010 at 2:41 am
  2. Sarah D January 18, 2010 at 7:06 am

    none of these are eco friendly. All of them use huge batteries which give off more emissions and polution in their making and disposal than an ordinary diesel car would give off in it’s life time

  3. John McNulty January 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I just do not totaly understand. I owned a 1984 CRX HF with a 1.3 engine coupled to a 3 barrel carberator. It was a fun car to drive and it got 45mpg around town and 60, YES, 60mpg on the highway. This was nto estimated but actual milage I was getting. Now a friend of mine that works with fuel systems says that the new emmissions standards are the cause of this. It would be really great if someone would check into this and get an article into the car magazines explaining why this is happening. I really wish I had kept that CRX because there are very few left that have not been moded out with the larger V-Tek engines.

  4. alexjameslowe January 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Hopefully American consumers (albeit, only the rich ones at first) will actually break the ice and buy these cars. It seems likely to happen, seeing as how oil is above 80 dollars a barrel even at the trough of a disastrous recession. More green vehicles will also give the government a shot in the arm to roll out badly needed improvements to the power grid.

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