There were only two marquee plug-in vehicles unveiled at the New York Auto Show this year, the Fisker Atlantic and the Infiniti LE (which stands for Luxury Electric, which the automaker says emphasizes that luxury comes first), and the Infinit's big calling card was that it doesn't need a plug. The Atlantic wasn't even on the show floor because Fisker wants to focus on selling the Karma – of which it brought three – and not make any hints or promises about when the Atlantic might go on sale.

Still, there was plenty of green to be seen, if you consider modest improvements in fuel economy – a stop-star system here, a vehicle that should come with a Mr. Fusion there (surprisingly, not the one that flies) – to fit that description. We do, because we know that fossil fuels aren't going away any time soon and so these are what green cars look like in 2012. With that, take one last look at the vehicles we saw for the first time this past week and wonder what's next.


14Terrafugia Transition gets 35 mpg highway, 20 mpg flyway [w/video]

The Terrafugia Transition stands out from all the other vehicles on display at the New York Auto Show, not because it's the prettiest, or even the fastest. It is neither. It is, however, the only piece of road-going machinery in the Jacob Javits Center sporting a propeller and a pair of wings. And that's because it flies.

33Delorean Electric surprises in New York, will cost $95,000 in 2013

First announced last October, the reborn, all-electric Delorean has made a surprise appearance at the New York Auto Show this year. It's a surprise because not even Delorean Motor Company president Stephen Wynne knew he was going to be here until a few weeks ago, when show organizers called with an invite.

40Infiniti LE Concept will spawn production electric sedan within two years

Yes, Infiniti has indeed made a habit of teasing the masses with exotic and eco-friendly concepts at some of the world's largest auto shows over the past few years, notably with the Emerg-E and Essence Concepts. But, unlike those rolling showcases, the automaker claims its latest reveal, known rather cryptically as the LE Concept, will hit dealerships within the next two years in nearly unchanged form.

212013 Ram 1500 unveiled with eight-speed auto, start/stop, air suspension [w/videos]

The Ram 1500 will receive a significant refresh for the 2013 model year, and the majority of the changes are indeed more than skin-deep. That's because the 2013 Ram will hit the showroom floor with a host of powertrain upgrades, including features that have never been offered on American pickup trucks until now.

112014 Mazda6 with SkyActiv tech confirmed for Paris Motor Show

The gorgeous Mazda Takeri concept is making its U.S. debut at the New York Auto Show, and you'll want to take another close look at it: it will "strongly influence" the 2014 Mazda6 that we'll see at the Paris Motor Show later this year. The next Mazda6 will also follow the Mazda CX-5 in the company's lineup of SkyActiv vehicles.

8Acura RLX Concept looks to kickstart Honda's premium brand from the top [w/video]

There is no sugar-coating the fact that the Acura RL has been a dud since Day One. Honda's luxury brand is painfully aware of this fact, especially since next to nobody purchased the pricey sedan. Then again, the RL has suffered the indignity of being outgunned by a lower-priced model from within its own portfolio, so we can see how selling one has been an uphill climb for dealers. But Acura has an all-new luxury flagship waiting in the wings, and it's seen its first light of day as the RLX Conc

5Lexus debuts 2013 ES including new 300h hybrid

When the Toyota Camry gets overhauled, like it did this year, you know it's not long before its corporate sister, the Lexus ES, gets revisited as well. And Lexus has done exactly that this afternoon at the New York Auto Show, with the new model doing what the ES does best: Surprise no one.

112013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel introduces North Americans to its oil-burning performance

North Americans are going to get their first taste of an oil-burning Porsche this September when the German automaker releases its 2013 Cayenne Diesel. Europeans have been enjoying the Cayenne Diesel since 2009 – it is one of the most popular engine choices for the SUV on the other side of the Pond – but its tailpipe emissions have kept it out of our grasp, until now.

21Fisker Atlantic revealed, promises to be available to mortals someday [w/video]

Overheard at the reveal event for the Fisker Atlantic this evening: This is the car you buy your secretary.



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      • 2 Years Ago
      Thanks for the car wrap up . I was not able to attend the show and had been looking for pictures of what was there. I like the Fisker Atlantic a lot. It is too bad that they have not announced the release date. Hopefully it is sooner rather than later.
      lne937s
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder why the Altima has been left out here. It comes in as the most fuel efficient non-hybrid gasoline midsized car in America. The Malibu Eco got coverage here last year, but it makes worse fuel economy. The Altima beats it by being more aerodynamic, being more than 500 lbs lighter and having a more efficient transmission- all important in making a green vehicle. Instead we have a full-sized truck.
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 2 Years Ago
      sad state of affairs. 2 EVs, both luxury cars which we can't build a revolution on. the douchyness of the automakers is getting comfortable again. they reek of belief that EVs will pass. sigh when is an automaker going to effing do it right already!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_-QGNUYL5g