Would you take a Prius over a Porsche? Global research firm Synovate asked more than 13,500 people in 18 global markets if—given that money is not an object—they would purchase a "dream" car or a "green" car. Six of 10 people said they would take the green car. But the deciding factors tended to be more economical than ecological.
The automotive industry may be in financial tatters at least in the US, but progress marches on, and the future of cars is going to be alternative fuels, for oil-shortage and environmental reasons. Mercedes-Benz knows this, so it's showing its new BlueZERO cars, featuring three completely different alternative-powered engine options.