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2013 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Diesels, Electrics And Hybrids Page 3

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Thomas Edison: Yes, thanks to Via Motors, American icon Thomas Edison will be making an appearance, in holographic form, at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The holographic presentation titled A Conversation with Thomas Edison will be presented during VIA Motors' press conference. In the presentation, a stunningly life-like hologram of Edison will engage in an interactive conversation with Via’s Bob Lutz about the future of the electric vehicle.

North American Car and Truck of the Year awards: Each year a group of journalists pick the best car and the truck offered in the North American market. This year there are a couple of interesting nominees from both the car and truck categories. For the car category, we have the Ford Fusion and Honda Accord, both of which offer regular gas models as well as hybrids and even plug-in hybrid models. Interestingly, in the truck category a Ford C-Max has made it into the final round.

2013 Nissan Versa: Though it’s not yet confirmed, there is a good chance that the U.S. version of the 2013 Nissan Versa will be revealed in Detroit. Nissan has confirmed that its next Versa hatchback will use the same platform as the Nissan Note sold overseas and will echo many of its styling cues. Meanwhile, Nissan will also be updating the Versa sedan for 2013.

That’s it for now, but remember to tune in next week for all the breaking news direct from the halls of Detroit’s Cobo Arena. You can catch our full coverage of the show via our dedicated show hub.

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  1. We have advance information the Leaf will be about 75 lbs lighter; but, will Nissan be smart enough to upgrade the batteries to improve the car's range?
     
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  3. I'll be there, as always, but this is the first year in a long time that there isn't one release that really excites me. I haven't checked the whole list of releases and concepts, so I certainly may be overlooking something, but it's not like 2-3 years ago when seeing a Tesla was a big deal, many small EV makers had a small presence, etc...
     
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