Detroit Auto Show Big On Alternative-Fuel Cars

Posted by | January 10, 2012 10:36 | Filed under: Top Stories

Hybrid and plug-in electric cars are making big showing at the Detroit auto show.

the automakers have little choice but to develop and try to push more hybrids as they prepare for fuel-efficiency requirements that call for significant increases later this decade. Advances such as Ford’s EcoBoost technology have increased mileage for gas-powered engines — the new Fusion midsize sedan it unveiled Monday can get 37 miles to the gallon, Ford said — but bigger gains are needed.

“Internal combustion can’t get all the way there, so you need an alternative,” said Russell Hensley, a partner with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. “The only alternative we have at the moment is electrification.”

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By: Alan

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