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.