I read with interest and enthusiasm your Jan. 30 article, "D.C. show focuses on power options." I am a consumer who is concerned about air pollution and our dependence on foreign oil and wants to see our auto industry do the right thing.
I am discouraged by that article because it indicates that Detroit continues to show those technologies and not move them into the showroom. Where are the Detroit hybrids? We need those cars.
I cannot give Detroit credit for any technology at auto shows because history shows that Detroit does not follow through to get the technology into the showroom, where it makes a difference.
What happened to the Ford Th!nk electric cars and bikes we saw at auto shows? What happened to the General Motors EV1 electric car? I read GM is crushing the cars! Unbelievable!
Where is the Dodge Durango hybrid we saw at auto shows? And even going back to the 1970s, what happened to the Chevy Electrovette electric car I saw at an auto show? And the Ford Ecostar electric van? Gone! Why?
Frankly, I want to buy a car from Detroit. So I ask Detroit (automakers) to please give me a reason to walk into their showrooms, because what a showroom has to offer is much more important than what is on the floor of an auto show.