Car Wars in Detroit

The electric Fisker, photo courtesy of CNET.The world's two biggest auto makers are taking their fight to new territory.

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The electric Fisker, photo courtesy of CNET.

The world's two biggest auto makers are taking their fight to new territory. Toyota today announced it will make a plug-in hyrbid. This car would run on gasoline or you could plug it in to recharge the lithium-ion batteries. Thus it would directly compete with GM's own Volta. Both of these cars could on the streets of America before the end of 2010.

Ford joins GM and Toyota in plans to bring out clean diesel pick-up trucks. These can be much more fuel efficient than gasoline-powered trucks. Ford is trying hard to make its Explorer brand much greener.

And there's one more entry in the all-electric car field. This one's the Fisker which would compete with Tesla. The Fisker is a plug-in car supposed to be capable of highway speeds.