The 77th International Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland this year will no doubt be remembered by the presence of automakers exhibiting alternative powered technology.
Along with advances in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cells, automakers have made progress in lowering carbon emissions and increasing fuel efficiency by reducing the weight of vehicles. Hyundai Motors and General Electric's plastics unit are developing and manufacturing plastic composite materials for their vehicles which use less energy by dramatically reducing vehicle weight.
And it isn't just the Toyota touting hybrid technology with its high profile Prius. BMW, Porsche and Nissan are aggressively developing hybrid models that will not only impress riders with design, but will be affordable as well.
Amid the swirl of the show, automorive reporter Phil LeBeau had one-on-one interviews with General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner and DaimerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche.
Here are a some excerpts of CNBC's coverage.
GM's Wagoner Speaks
GM CEO Tick Wagoner discusses his company's outlook and his thoughts on Chrysler, with Phil LeBeau, CNBC automotive reporter.
Tues. Mar. 6 2007 | 9:20:00 AM [04:04]
Automakers Speak in Geneva
The world's biggest car makers are in Switzerland gearing up for the Geneva Auto Show. The latest on GM and Chrysler, with Phil LeBeau, CNBC auto reporter.
Tues. Mar. 6 2007 | 12:54:00 PM [02:20]
CNBC's Dan Scott reports on what leading car manufacturers are doing to become more environmentally friendly.
Wed. Mar. 7 2007 | 12:50:00 PM [05:35]
BMW's Plans to Reduce Carbon Emissions
CNBC's Dan Scott talks to Dr. Klaus Draeger, BMW board member, about the company's plan to develop hybrid technologies with some of its competitors in order to reduce carbon emissions.
Wed. Mar. 7 2007 | 5:40:00 AM [05:59]
Geneva Motor Show: Nissan
CNBC's Dan Scott speaks to Carlos Travares, Nissan executive VP, about the company's new models.
Tues. Mar. 6 2007 | 6:35:00 AM [04:08]