Thursday, January 25, 2007

Fuel efficiency and Washington Auto Show

This is the age of environmental protection. We have done a lot of damage to our environment in the entire 20th century. It is time we make some amends to our destruction of earth’s environment. The number of cars is increasing all the time in the world. So, we have to work out on reducing emission of bad things from our cars. That is why fuel efficiency is the key theme of the Washington Auto Show. wrote:

Automakers highlighted their work to develop clean and fuel-efficient technologies at the Washington Auto Show on Tuesday, hours before President Bush outlined an energy agenda that could shape the industry's future.

DaimlerChrysler AG touted a new heavy-duty diesel pickup truck that would meet stringent emissions standards in 2010, while Ford Motor Co. showed off a fuel-cell hybrid electric vehicle with plug-in capability.

In several presentations at the car show, the industry stressed their work to reduce the nation's dependence on imported oil and their efforts to develop alternative technologies.

The events were aimed at key policymakers in Washington and came in the context of Bush's State of the Union address later in the day.

It is nice that America is giving more importance to saving the earth. Many times in the past we often heard claims from American business groups that there was no reason to be worried about climate change.