Sustainable mobility

Automakers at the 2010 North American International Auto Show have big hopes for their new small vehicles—hipper, more fuel-efficient, environmentally sound cars. University of Michigan auto expert Bruce Belzowski visits the auto show and describes the biggest trends.


  1. Raymond Shwake - 1976

    I, for one, am not impressed. It doesn’t take genius to get better mileage out of small, lightweight cars with modest performance. Nor is it clear how many will pay the price premium associated with cars like the Chevy Volt, or what the market will be for what many deem “toy cars”.


  2. hortense lyman-fein - 1940

    it is about time in america that we take a lesson from europe and asia and drive small cars that are efficient to require less fuel and alternative fuel and get rid of all the gas guzzlers


  3. Roger Potash - 1965

    Good to see Detroit stepping into the 21st century with thrust toward sustainability. They have a long way to go, and do American drivers, long spoiled by cheap gas, free roads and big cars and trucks to haul everything around town and across the country. I drive a Prius, has lots of room, looks funky, but gets 45 mpg around town and 50 mpg on the highway.


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