Gallery: The Best and Greenest from the Geneva Motor Show

 

Green cars are all the rage these days, with each vehicle manufacturer showing off their latest and greenest vehicles at every possible opportunity. Proof of this is can be seen in the huge amount of hybrids, ethanol powered vehicles, and zero-emission concept vehicles on display at the Geneva Motor Show — which is going on as we speak. Highlights from this show include the Magna Steyr and Saab’s bioethanol 9-X BioHybrid. Read on for all the details!

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  1. PaTrond March 14, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Some ultra-stupid cars. Bio-diesel/ethanol/bio-methanol/bla bla bla, It’s all the same and not green at all! It’s sending the nature carbs straight upp in nowhere! Plants are ment to be manure after used, but this is just sending what the plant needs from the mainure upp in air. What about food to Africa instead?

    That Bio-Stupidness is not green at all!

    Hydrogen and electricity is the future.

  2. Hugo March 13, 2008 at 6:02 am

    Aha, some great designs are featured here. I especially like the Magna’s esthetics.

    Regarding the Yukon; how typical (and very very ugly). Just put HYBRID on it, and it will sell. A typical fraud, same as the Prius, being less green than a Hummer!… Gee, who would have thought. Just read Spinea’s research (can’t seem to find his work on the net). He shows that regarding the total life-cycle, the Priuss is actually quite eco-unfriendly.

    But, I very much like the growing interest of the car companies to invest in green solutions.

  3. Diego March 13, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Green Bioethanol? Green combustion? Green 150miles per galon?

    Maybe Nissan’s car could be called greenest… but not green at all…

    We have to change our concept of development to create a new one. Then, if we are really inteligent, green could be the adjetive, and the definition. Until then… sorry, but is more of the same. In spain we use to say “lobo con piel de cordero”

  4. Esteban March 12, 2008 at 11:16 am

    On GMC’s web site the page describing the Yukon hybrid claims 50% increase in fuel efficiency vs. the non-hybrid Yukon. But a quick click to the page on the std. Yukon shows 16 city and 20 highway MPG. The hydrid model page claims 20 city and 22 hwy MPG.

    Interesting math, that 50% efficiency increase.

    Pddbdbdbt…

  5. Adam March 12, 2008 at 12:17 am

    The GMC Yukon Hybrid is one of the largest green washings I’ve ever heard and read about as far as the automotive industry goes. This once again just proves that American car companies are never going to get serious about fuel efficient vehicles….very dissapointing.

  6. Jacob Slevin March 11, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Thought this might interest some people – http://www.gmc.com/yukonhybrid/index.jsp. A Yukon Hybrid would have once seemed impossible to me. This commercial blew my mind while watching the Oscars this year.

  7. Zero Energy and Green B... March 11, 2008 at 2:10 pm

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