Test Green Cars on Detroit Auto Show's Indoor Track


The Detroit auto show will help spotlight the latest in automakers’  green technology by featuring an indoor track that winds through an artificial forest. The EcoXperience track is an eighth of a mile long and will wind through trees, waterfalls and ponds. The track will be open for both the media and the public to test the latest hybrid, plug-in and fuel-cell vehicles (with a professional driver in the passenger seat, of course).

Sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corp., the space for the track opened up when several automakers dropped out of the show. Nissan, Mitsubishi, Ferrari and others declined to attend, leaving the show’s organizers roughly 70,000 square feet to fill.

The track gives automakers a chance to give their low-emission or zero-emission vehicles a higher profile at a time when all the talk is about the future of more fuel-efficient automotive technology.

The track will be open to the public during the show’s public days Jan. 17-25, while our editors will get a crack at it during the press days, beginning Sunday.

Take a Test Ride — Inside: ‘Green’ Cars Will Go for a Spin in Basement Forest (Detroit News)



Seriously?! Even Mitsubishi dropped out?!

Anyway, any words on what kind of cars are they gonna let us tried to ride on this track?

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App