Tesla: Rouler (électriquement) vert
In the whole Montreal International Auto Show 2008 there was only one revolutionary car. The Tesla Roadster, by the startup Californian company Tesla Motors, is a car that breaks the stagnation in the car industry. It's 100% electric with no emitions and no compromise in range or performance. Conventional car makers should wake up.
But okay, I'll try to bridle my enthousiasm before I sound too much like an ad.
Otherwise, just like last year, few manifacturers had anything really new on the floor. Most are still talking about the 2009-2011 range before greener cars make an appearance.
Also like last year, few representatives actually knew much about the future of their brand. There was nothing to be learned about the i-MiEV and i-MiEV Sport, the Volvo Recharge, and the plug-in Prius. GM did have hybrid Malibus pretty much everywhere they could fit one, which is a step in the right direction compared to last year. They kept their mouth shut about the Volt however.