Automakers showed off their plans for electric and hybrid autos set to go on sale in the coming years, as fuel efficient vehicles gained a bigger showcase in this year's North American International Auto Show.
The vehicles highlighted at the show include planned pure electric vehicles, and electric-gas hybrids.
- General Motors's luxury brand Cadillac unveiled the Converj concept coup. The car will travel up to 40 miles with electric power and extended-range capability of hundreds of miles. GM has already announced the Chevrolet bolt, an extended range vehicle that will be sold next year.
- Ford announced it planned to introduce a rechargeable electric car in 2011 in the U.S. with a range of up to 100 miles per charge.
- Chrysler showed off five electric-drive vehicles, with one of them going on sale by 2010 and three more by 2013.
- Toyota said it had plans for an all-electric vehicle in the U.S. by 2012, introducing an ultra-compact battery-powered concept car at the show. It's Lexus luxury brand will get a gas-electric vehicle on sale this summer.
- Honda showed off its Insight hybrid car, which is expected to compete with the Toyota Prius.