IT & Network Infrastructure : New York Auto Show: Ford, Toyota, Nissan, VW Show Off Green IT Cred
2012 Ford Focus
The 2012 Ford Focus boasts a projected fuel economy of 40 miles to the gallon.
2012 Ford Focus Electric
Ford claims this electric car will offer an equivalent of miles-per-gallon competitive with other electric vehicles on the market, courtesy of a 23 kwh lithium-ion battery system.
Microsoft's Sync gives drivers access to hands-free calling, audible text messages, music search and navigation help.
Small Is New Again
Among the overwhelming presence of small and eco-friendly vehicles on the convention floor, this Fiat 500L from 1970 suggests that small has always had a place in the automotive world.
2012 Fiat 500 Lounge
The Fiat 500 Lounge (shown here) and the Fiat 500 Sport continue Fiat's longtime exploitation of the small-car niche.
This electric vehicle relies on a 24 kwh lithium-ion battery and 80 kw AC synchronous motor. It can carry five passengers.
Nissan claims the Leaf has a 100-mile range and can travel at speeds up to 90 mph.
Nissan Leaf Nismo RC
This racecar prototype runs entirely on electricity, which provides 107 horsepower.
This mirror-coated Smart car resembles a disco ball on wheels.
Smart Passion Coupe
The 2011 Smart Passion Coupe's 3-cylinder, 70-horsepower engine offers 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the open highway. The car is also 95 percent recyclable.
The 2011 Smart Electric Drive Passion Couple includes a 16.6 kwh lithium-ion battery, for the equivalent of 87 mpg combined city/highway driving. The vehicle has a 63-mile range.
The 21st Century Beetle, as Volkswagen calls this upcoming vehicle, retains the Beetle's iconic shape while lengthening and lowering the profile.
The interior of the 2012 VW Beetle.
Hyundai's entrant into the small-car category.
Scion XB, Tricked Out
This particular Scion XB represents car companies' sometimes tendency to put some, er, colorful examples of their vehicles on display. Seen here is a winner of Scion's Battle of the Builds customization contest.
The 2012 Prius V from Toyota offers 42 mpg in the city, 38 mpg highway, and can go from 0-60 mph in 11.5 seconds.
The Prius V's 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space makes the car an eco-friendly hauler.
Prius C Concept
The Prius C concept car (the C stands for City) is sporty and futuristic-looking.
Mazda RX-8 H2 Hydrogen
This hydrogen-powered vehicle has been released to select municipalities in Japan, according to Mazda, which will apparently use the feedback to develop new vehicles and technology.
You can't actually drive it, but this statue is sort of cool.