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Green is the new black at 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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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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