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VIDEO: A Look Back at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and The Green Cars We Loved

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On January 8, 2012 @ 1:20 pm In automotive,Detroit Auto Show,Green Transportation,Innovation,Interviews,Video | 12 Comments

Last year I had the good fortune to attend the North American International Auto Show (or NAIAS) in Detroit [1] – for the first time – and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect! I had never attended an auto show before, but I’ve heard that most SUV-focused auto shows of years past have not been very interesting to people who care about green cars, like me. However, 2011 was the year of the electric car! From super-sexy hybrid race cars (from Porsche) [2], to a retina-searing electric yellow sports cars (from Mercedes) [3], to practical electric commuter cars [4] (like the Ford Focus EV [4] and Ford C-MAX Hybrid [5]), nearly every major car manufacturer at the Detroit Auto Show [1] unveiled a new electric car [6] or a new hybrid [7]. For those of you who couldn’t make it to the show, happily we shot a video of my favorite new electric cars [6] – check it out above, and stay tuned as we bring you a video of the hottest green vehicles from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in the next few days!


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[1] North American International Auto Show (or NAIAS) in Detroit: http://inhabitat.com/category/detroit-auto-show-2/

[2] super-sexy hybrid race cars (from Porsche): http://inhabitat.com/porsche-918-rsr-hybrid-supercar-unveiled-at-detroit-auto-show/

[3] retina-searing electric yellow sports cars (from Mercedes): http://inhabitat.com/mercedes-benz-unveils-their-sls-amg-e-cell-at-the-detroit-auto-show/

[4] practical electric commuter cars: http://inhabitat.com/ces-2011-ford-unveils-the-all-new-focus-electric/

[5] Ford C-MAX Hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/ford-unveils-c-max-energi-and-c-max-hybrid-at-detroit-auto-show/

[6] electric car: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=%22electric+car%22

[7] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=%22hybrid+car%22

[8] CHECK OUT THE VIDEO >: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4gVMTiahx8-I

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