In an effort to not merely cover the news of alternative fuel / propulsion vehicles, but to actually contribute to its history and success, The Detroit News, per their press release, announced earlier this week that it will be giving away a Harvey Coachworks BugE(TM) electric personal mobility vehicle in a promotion coinciding with the North American Internation Auto Show.  This exclusive offer is available only in The Detroit Newsand entriesmay be made by going to

"The (Detroit) News is proud to serve our community and offer an alternative green vehicle to our readers," said Jon Wolman, Editor and Publisher. "We're happy to have a longstanding partnership with the Auto Show andlookforward to the new trends and technologies that will emerge in years to come."

The BugE(TM) will be on display as part of Electric Avenue, a 37,000-square-foot feature on the main floor of the NAIAS that will showcase electric vehicles and technology. Electric Avenue debuts this year and offers patrons a chance to not only take a ride in the vehicles on display, but also learn about the next generation of green vehicles.

The BugE(TM) is a low cost, street-legal, all-electric personal mobility vehicle that is battery operated and costs about 1 penny/mile. It is an emission-free and economically savvy alternative to gasoline-fueled vehicles.

Readers are directed to to enter the contest, which began Saturday, January 9. It runs through 12:00 pm on Tuesday, January 19. The winner will be contacted after 12:00 pm on January 19 and the prize will be delivered at a later date.

[Source: Press Release]