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Green Takes The Cake At Philadelphia Auto Show

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – From Ford to Fiat, and classic to innovative, there was something for everyone at the 2011 Philadelphia International Auto Show.

The economy may have been gearing down over the last few years but that hasn’t stopped the Philadelphia Auto Show from going full throttle with 40 different manufactures showcasing their vehicles.

It seems for most people, green is the way to go and many people are going for 100 percent electric cars like the Mitsubishi I and the Nissan Leaf.

“I think this is the future and I’d love to have one,” said one attendee. “I commute six miles to work each way. So, 100 miles for an electric vehicle is perfect.”

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Reported by Anne-Marie Green, CBS 3

  • bottomline

    I’m sure the show was a lot of fun, but green is a color – electric cars may be really sweet, but, as they say, where‘s the beef!
    Where are the numbers? How much does it cost, per mile, to run these automobiles using the battery? How much fossil energy is needed to charge the batteries to propel these automobiles one mile? How does that compare with automobiles using standard engines and the same numbers of passengers? Will the electricity suppliers have the ability to supply the additional power need to charge those batteries, PECO seems to be saying yes – only if we give up other power eaters, like air conditioning, during peek hours – for a start.

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