• Jan 13th 2009 at 3:51PM
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Click above for a photo tour of the Ecoxperience

There is a special smell coming up from the basement of Cobo Hall. We're not sure which combination of chemicals and fakery makes up the distinctive odor, but we know that it's the fault of the "Michigan EcoXperience," aka the forest in the basement. To spare you the wrinkled nose hairs - and as a service to those of you not able to come to Detroit - we headed down and got not just pictures but also a video of what it's like to drive among the trees and yet be inside a basement at the same time. Surreal doesn't begin to describe it. There are real Michigan maple, pine and birch trees and flowering tulips and orchids down there, all decorating a track where various zero-emission and alt-fuel cars drive in endless loops. Yes, we're serious. Check out video after the jump. Enjoy.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Lol, what is the point of that Cadillac? It still has terrible mileage, yet it's now considered to be a green car??? OK, I understand that this is America and things there a lot different then in Europe, but come on.. Calling such gas guzzler an eco car is hilarious. Even such cars as Honda Civic have 40mpg, while such tank does low 20s and is called an eco car...

      Find some more GREEN car and redo the film, please :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yea, 25mpg with an expensive hybrid package, what a joke.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish you were driving a Volt!
      • 6 Years Ago
      hybrid Cadillac suv?
      creates power when it breaks!
      Cant get any more green than that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Get out of the Escalade and get in the MiEV and redo the video please.........
        • 6 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly! :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      "So you never have to worry about plugging it in"

      .........ehm wow is that the IMieV! Let me out here please.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll take the NmG, please. Sure, yellow is fine.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You people are so annoying! Are you all from California or NYC? People want and need larger vehicles in some instances. The Hybrid T-900 vehicles get considerably better mileage than other comparable vehicles. Yes it is a green car. Deal with it!

      Try driving a MiEV in 10 inches of snow.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Try driving an Escalade in 10 inches of snow.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha here is the "Right" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD27U-D8QcE

      It does include Dutch annotations though.
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