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Green is the new black at 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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DETROIT - JANUARY 10: Honda executive John Mendel introduces the new Civic concept during the press preview of the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center on January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The 2012 North American Auto Show kicked off in Detroit today, and according to early reports it’s greener than ever.

Ford put on a glitzy presentation, rolling out the new Ford Fusion, which boasts up to 100 MPG and a new more fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine that allows emits fewer greenhouse gasses. Ford also announced plans to increase hybrid/electric vehicle production threefold to over 100,000 by 2012.

Honda debuted the new Jetta Hybrid, which will come with a special button that allows drivers to take it up to 43 MPH and cover over a mile on electricity alone. They presented the sure-to-be-popular concept all-electric VW Beetle, called the E-Bugster.

Stay tuned for more updates on the 2012 North American Auto Show throughout the week.

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