New hybrids and electric vehicles continue to roll out at the Detroit auto show, which opened to the public Saturday. Some of the highlights:
Ford says it will release five additional electrified vehicles for North America this year: two Fusions, two for the C-Max and one for the company's Lincoln brand. The Fusion and C-Max will each have hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations. The hybrid Fusion is expected to get 47 mpg city.
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Honda's big surprise was the announcement of a plug-in hybrid version of the 2013 Accord. It will get up to 15 miles of electric-only driving and can reach 62 mph before needing the gas engine.
Toyota is showing the production version of the Prius c that's due out in March. Toyota announced that the starting price would be "below $19,000" and the estimated city gas-mileage rating is 53 mpg — the best ever for a conventional hybrid.
VW revealed a hybrid version of the Jetta, which will launch in the U.S. at the end of 2012, and the E-Bugster concept, an all-electric takeoff on the Beetle. The Bugster (shown below) has a 114-horsepower electric motor and a 100-mile range, but no production plans as of yet.
— Wire reports